What is an Equine Raindrop Massage?
The Raindrop technique is a powerful technique, developed by D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils. It is an excellent addition to other treatments that are used to correct defects in the spine, minimize back pain and strengthen the immune system of your horse.
The nice thing about essential oils is that they are just as good for you – the one that applies them – as for the horse that receives them. Even stable partners or flock partners will benefit from inhaling the oils.
How does an Equine Raindrop Massage work?
The basic principle of balance is to re-align the spine and help the horse to be at the same height on all four feet. With pelvic imbalances or asymmetrical shoulders and / or feet, the spine often compensates and the horse adopts the usual posture.
Therefore the Equine Raindrop Massage always starts with the essential oil Valor on the sacrum, withers, sternum and in some cases with all four heels. Valor balances the physical and electrical energies of the body and is also known as a “chiropractor in a bottle”. The intention to guide the body to the frequency of balance and harmony is the basis of the treatment.
The next step is the application of a series of antiviral, antimicrobial, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory oils (thyme, oregano, cypress, birch, basil, peppermint and marjoram) on the spine. These are dropped as raindrops along the spine from 6 “to 9” above, and move the sacrum forward to the withers. In between, the V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex is used to dilute certain essential oils and to allow the oils to penetrate into the skin.
Aroma Siez is the last oil applied to the paraspinal muscles on both sides of the spine, so that they can relax while the spine rearranges. Then a warm, damp towel is rolled on the horse’s back. There upon a dry towel / blanket is placed to retain the heat and absorb excess moisture.
Can I ride my horse after an Equine Raindrop Massage?
You can probably ride your horse immediately after the Equine Raindrop Massage if absolutely necessary; I think it is better if the horse is not ridden for several hours.
Are there any side effects after an Equine Raindrop Massage?
Signs of toxicity can occur, if toxins come from the spine, you see elevated areas (similar to hives). It is said that viruses, bacteria or fungi that reside in the spine are in hibernation. These pathogens cause inflammation, which causes discomfort and imbalance in the spine. These elevated areas can last two to three days.
Thyme and oregano oils have a high phenol content, which can cause skin irritation or reactions. It is therefore important that the back of the horse is not kept in direct sunlight for at least eight hours after treatment, as some oils may be hypersensitive to sunlight.
How do I plan an Equine Raindrop Massage?
Interested in improving the welfare of your horse / pony, please contact me.
A special rate is applicable to a treatment of 2 horses or more.