Raindrop Massage

Feel Raindrops of Oil on Your Back to Soothe Your Soul

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Raindrop Massage

If you suffer from aches and pains in your back or poor posture, Raindrop Massage is a terrific soothing option. The technique was specifically designed to promote back health.

This massage technique is a gentle, safe, therapeutic option that provides many benefits for anyone suffering from back pain. It is also beneficial to those concerned with avoiding injury during sports training and anyone who wants to maintain good back and spine health. It uses essential oils which are dropped onto areas of the back as well as the insides of the feet, and similar areas that correspond with the spine in reflexology. The oils are gently massaged into these areas where they work to align and detoxify the spine and back issues.

Cautions Around Raindrop Massage

While this aromatherapy and essential-oil based massage technique is a soothing way to ease tension be sure to steer clear of practitioners that use undiluted essential oils and claim that raindrop massage cures scoliosis. Applying undiluted essential oils to your skin can cause burns, inflammation, dermatitis, and other negative side effects.

Talk to your doctor before participating in raindrop massage, as it is risky for certain demographics.

Massage can be Extremely Soothing and Relaxing
Massage can be Extremely Soothing and Relaxing

The Benefits of Essential Oils in Raindrop Massage

The essential oils used in the Raindrop Massage have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. They promote back and spine health by aiding in detoxification. These essential oils help the body rid itself of the viruses, bacteria, and toxins that cause inflammation and pain.

The Vita Flex Massage technique used in Raindrop Massage benefits the back by stimulating circulation and promoting lymphatic drainage, and the essential oils used to support this process. These oils also enable the detoxification process to continue for up to seven days following each session.

The essential oils promote alignment. Not only do they aid in the alignment of the spine, but they also align and balance the flow of energy throughout the body by opening or releasing blockages that are preventing free circulation. Like detoxification, this alignment process continues for several days following the massage. This is why it’s important to drink lots of water post-massage. For more information on how to safely use essential oils, check out the Alliance of International Aromatherapists page.

Nine Essential Oils of Raindrop Massage

Each of the nine essential oils used in Raindrop Massage provides specific benefits. Although other oils may be added to customize the massage, the following are the nine primary oils used in the massage technique, along with some of their beneficial properties:

  1. Thyme: strong antiseptic, antimicrobial, revitalizing and energizing
  2. Oregano: highly antimicrobial and antiviral
  3. Wintergreen: antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, eases bone, muscle and joint discomfort
  4. Cypress: anti-infectious, antispasmodic, increases circulation
  5. Peppermint: soothes digestion, improves concentration, promotes mental clarity
  6. Basil: relaxes muscles, soothing
  7. Marjoram: soothes muscles, calms nerves, antimicrobial, antiseptic
  8. Valor: balances electrical energies in the body, promotes balance and alignment
  9. Aroma Siez: relaxes muscles, soothes aching or sore muscles

Diluting Essential Oils

Remember that, when using essential oils in raindrop massage, it is critical that oils are diluted to a safe concentration in a carrier oil before direct skin application.

If you were to dilute an essential oil to 1%, you would use three drops of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil.

Percent Oil in Dilution (%)
Average adult with no known health issues
Elderly adults
Children ages six and over
Pregnant people
Individuals with compromised immune systems, serious health issues (such as diabetes), or sensitive skin
Dilution guidelines found on Healthline.com and were originally provided by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.
Thank you to Theresa Ann of Remedy Grove for this content.