Frequently Asked Questions ~ Raindrop Technique®

How long does the session go for?

Typically a Raindrop Technique session will go between 60-90 minutes. Add an additional 30 minutes if its your first visit, as I will need to conduct an allergy test to make sure you don’t react to any of the oils I will be using.

Why do I need to take my jewellery off?

Many people report sensations of ‘energy’ running through their body during Raindrop Technique. This is because Raindrop Technique re-establishes the body’s natural flow of inner-energy, often called ‘chi’. Metal can affect the flow of this current, so please remove all jewellery before your session (if it is eaily removable).

Showering after Raindrop Technique

It is preferable to shower before your session, so that you can leave the Raindrop Technique oils on your skin for as long as possible after your session.

Communicate your experiences

Everyone responds differently to Raindrop Technique, and whilst most people float out the door afterwards feeling balanced and deeply relaxed, some people may experience discomfort during or after a session. This is the case with any form of body work. It is important that you communicate your experiences to me as I may be able to assist, or offer helpful suggestions. For example, some of the essential oils used in Raindrop Technique may be warming to the skin. These are skin-tested for possible sensitivity first, to minimise any likelihood of discomfort. However, if you do experience any prickling or heat on your skin from the oils, I will be ale to easily cool the area down using a vegetable carrier oil … but you need to tell me!

Top Quality Essential Oils

Raindrop Technique is performed using only 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils from Young Living, that are guaraneed to be free of any and all chemical adultrtion. We choose these oils because you deserve the best!

How often can I receive Raindrop Technique?

An ideal protocol is to receive weekly sessions for the first 2 months, then fortnightly sessions for the next 2 months, then monthly session on an ongoing basis. There may be times you feel you need a Raindrop Technique more regularly than this, especicially if you’re going through a challenging time. Listen to your body.

Detoxification

In our modern world, it is impossible to avoid chemical exposure. Artificial chemicals are in our food, in the animals we eat, in our water, and in our cosmetics and personal care products. Many of these chemical are absorbed straight through the skin and some may build up in the body, paving the way for dis-ease.  Because of the penetrating abilities of essential oils, it’s possible during your first few Raindrop Techniques to experience a mild to moderate ‘detox’ response if you either have an overload of toxins in your body, or if your body’s channels of elimination are not working optimally (urine, bowels, breath, skin).

What is detox a sign of?

Detox symptoms simply mean that toxins are being pulled out of the cells, but are not being eliminated quickly enough from the body. Detox symptoms may include: tiredness headaches, thirst, strong smelling stools or urine, mood swings and skin rashes.

Helping to reduce detox symptoms

There are a variety of ways that you can minimise the likelihood of any detox discomfort. It is recommended that you drink plenty of filtered water before and after your Raindrop Technique session. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and milk don’t count.

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Let it rain! Rediscovering my passion for aromatherapy

Many of you don’t know this about me, but 18 years ago I studied aromatherapy at Nature Care College in Sydney.

Back then I was working in PR for a well known Australian skin care and cosmetic company and we were introducing an aromatherapy range.  That was when my affair with essential oils and natural therapies were born. And for a few years, I offered aromatherapy treatments and remedial massage after my work day had finished.

But then the corporate world beckoned again, and I received an offer to good to refuse, so I found myself relocating to Canberra. My new busy life didn’t allow me to follow my passion, and then after a while, it was a distant memory.

Twelve years later, I made a new friend. An aromatherapist whose passion for essential oils and healing resonated with something deep inside me. For the next 18 months, I started to rekindle my passion for aromatherapy, often finding myself working her stall at markets telling anyone who would listen how wonderful her hand-blended aromatherapy skin care and perfumes were.

To be honest, I think she got a little sick of me living my aromatherapy passions vicariously through her, because a few months ago she dragged me along to an aromatherapy workshop.

The first presentation was on how essential oils could reduce inflammation. I’d had a bad fall earlier in the week and had dislocated my elbow, and my knee was the size of a football. When the presenter started talking about inflammation, I rolled up the left leg of my jeans and said: “reckon you can do anything with this?”

His eyes lit up, and before I knew it my knee and elbow were being liberally doused with essential oils.

“Just let them soak in,” he said. I admit, I was a little sceptical, but what did I have to lose? The day went on, and the presentation was fascinating. At the end of the day I noticed that I was moving around a little easier, and when I pulled my jeans up to take a peak, the swelling had completely gone down, and the bruising had reduced. I was amazed.

I left that day and spent the next couple of weeks researching the company that had produced these oils. I learnt about therapeutic grade essential oils. I was blown away. Then I discovered  Raindrop Technique, an aromatherapy massage that can only be performed using the Young Living essential oils.

So, imagine the sensation of sinking into a deep and blissful state of rest, as someone does the ancient Tibetan version of reflexology on your feet. Then, as you slowly come back to your body and roll over, you experience the gentle splashes as therapeutic grade essential oils splashing up your spine and tired muscles. These oils are then “feathered in” using a spine-tingling technique inspired by the Native Americans, combined with massage.

I was hooked. So I went and did the training. And boy, oh boy! Not only is it bliss receiving this technique, it’s also bliss giving it!

Raindrop Technique derives its name from the art of dripping unadulterated, therapeutic-grade essential oils onto the body from a height (like rain), so that the oils interact with the physical body as well as the energy field. This was inspired by the Native American belief that raindrops falling from a height may purify and cleanse the body and spirit. Because the essential oils easily penetrate the skin and muscles, the technique works on deep levels of the body without requiring hard pressure or force.

So if you’d like to know more, come and have a chat with me about using Young Living Essential Oils to enhance your mind, body and spirit. Better still, come have a Raindrop treatment!