Raindrop therapy – What is this?????

Raindrop therapy is a technique of gently dripping (like raindrops)  high graded essential oils along the spin.  The technique was developed by D. Gary Young, aromatologist and well-known expert on the art and science of aromatherapy.

The chosen oils are softly worked into the nuscles of the back dispersing the oils along the nerve pathways.  The oils work in the body for a week or more.

The oils used in Raindrop Therapy are Valor, Thyme, Oregano, Cypress, Wintergreen,  Basil, Peppermint,, Marjoram, Aroma Siez, and Ortho Ease.

All of these oils have specific benefits and working together benefit the body in many ways.

Here is a list of the oils I use during Raindrop therapy along with a little information about each oil.

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VALOR

Valor is the first and most important oil used in this technique.  This combination of oils  balances the electrical enegies within the body.  Valor helps create an internal environment where structural alignment can occur.

THYME

This oil has been used for its ability to support the immune system by attacking bacteria, fungus, infection, or virus that could be present.  This oil may help with fatigue and bringing back energy after fighting an illness.

Common primary uses have been for Aging, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, Bronchitis, colds, croup, hair loss, psoriasis, etc.

Thymes properties are Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Ant-infectious, Anti-imflammatory, Antimicrobial, Anti-parasitic, Antiviral, Cartdio-tonic, Neuro-tonic, and Utero-tonic.

French medicinal uses: Anthrax, asthma, bronchitis, colitis (invedtious), cystitis, dermatitis, dyspepsia, fatigue (general), psoriasis, sciatica, and tuberculosis.

Body systems affected are the immune system, muscles, and bones.

OREGANO.

French medicinal uses have been for Asthma, Bronchitis, mental disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism (chronic), and Whooping Cough.

Oreganos properties are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitifc, antiseptic to the respiratory system, antiviral, and immune-stimulant.

This oil is a “hot” oil and may cause skin irritation.  Use with caution.  You can use it directly to the skin, but if the skin begins to redden, dilute with oil, not water.

CYPRESS

This oil is used for its antibacterial, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, and diuretic properties.  Additionall it may be used as a decongestant for the circulatory and lymphatic system..

 

I use young living essential oils on a daily basis with massage, my facials and self care.  I trust their origin, distilling process, and quality.  I have personally been to one of the companys farms and witnessed the distilling process.

My training includes instruction by D. Gary Young in the technique and his class in aromatherapy.  I feel very fortunate to have had this training before his death this year.  His expertise will live on in his memory.

Rhonda Beckman

Always check with your doctor before using essential oils.  Oils are not a replacement for medical care.

Swedish massage helps with Anxiety disorders (GAD)

Forty-five minutes of Swedish massage twice a week for six weeks, reduced the effects of GAD. A study done by the Massage Therapy Foundation showed a reduction in Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale scores after the twelve treatments.

I found this information in the Massage Today publication, 01.2018

RESOURCE

  • Rapaport MH, et, al. “Acute Swedish Massatge Monotherapy Successfully Remediates Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Proff-of-Concept, Randomized Controlled Study.” J Clin Psychiatry, July 2016;77(7):883-91.

The theory of Knots

What exactly are these irritating bumps in our bodies that are so sore at times? They are known as myofascial trigger points, also known as, abnormal areas in the muscle.

I’ve been getting lots of questions about what exactly are these things and how do they form, so for those of you who have asked, I hope this give you a better understanding.

When a muscle contracts continuously, it creates a spasm. And that is how the knot is formed. Activities that cause these buggers to come out are simple things that we don’t realize we do every day. Here are some examples: holding the phone between your shoulder and ear for long periods of time, sitting in a chair with little to no back support, lifting things improperly (how many of us do that?), and bending over a table for a long period of time.

Interesting huh? So, if we watch these things that I just listed, then we can help prevent those knots from occurring.

A few things listed as acute trauma are not controlled though with our awareness. Those are if we fall, have an automobile accident, or a sports injury.

The best way to take care of knots is massage. And seeking out those other therapies as well is great.

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http://www.livestrong.com/article/191476-what-causes-muscles-to-knot-up-or-be-sore/

Rosacea

A term almost all of us have heard of when filling out a skin-care input form. More than 16 million Americans suffer from it and don’t even know it.

What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a rash of adulthood. Any adult is at risk, but rosacea is most commonly seen in light-skinned women between the ages of 30 – 50.

Persistent redness of the rounded areas of the face including cheeks, nose, chin, and mid-forehead.

There are several types of rosacea.  It’s an inflammatory condition.  The pattern of the inflammation determines the type it is.