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What is Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and why do I incorporate it into my practice?...
PNF is an advanced massage technique that involves a combination of passive stretching and isometric contractions. Two benefits are improved functional range of movement and increased strength. This modality isn't only for athletes but anyone experiencing pain and tightness due to soft tissue damage or invasive surgeries. PNF can effectively treat frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, hip and knee replacements, neck injuries, strains, sprains and more.
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What's Raindrop Healing all about? Here are a few benefits to this beautiful, therapeutic treatment:
Balance and Re-align the Energy Centers of the Body – The combination of techniques brings electrical and structural alignment to the body.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety – Not only can the oils enhance positive emotions such as joy and happiness, but they can also help us release negative emotions that are subconsciously stored on a cellular level. This, ALONE, is worth getting this relaxing and soothing treatment.
Reduces Inflammation in the Body – Three known, natural anti-inflammatory oils, wintergreen, thyme and peppermint, are used in this technique.
Relax Muscles – Muscles that are sore, spastic or stressed will also benefit. Basil, wintergreen, marjoram, cypress and peppermint essential oils help with all the common muscle conditions.
Relieve Pain – A study in 2001 confirmed that the existence of infectious microorganisms near the spine causes pain and inflammation.
Create a Hostile Environment for Viruses and Bacteria along the Spine – It is a known fact that microbes actually stay dormant and hibernate along the spinal column until our immune system weakens and they are activated.
Improve Circulation – The essential oils of cypress, marjoram and peppermint all have properties that increase circulation and/or act as a circulatory stimulant.
Improve Immune System Functions – Thyme and oregano essential oils are known to support the immune system. Also the body will be releasing toxins and eliminating viruses and bacteria which ultimately strengthen the immune system and your overall health.
Emotional Well Being and Release – Essential oils cross the blood-brain barrier and effect the limbic system where emotions are stored and controlled.
Help Detox the Body Systems – The oils being high in phenols cleanse cellular receptor sites and enhance the lymphatic system detox of the body.
DETAILS ON THE SPECIFIC OILS USED:
Balance blend: Where Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile essential oils merge together.
Spruce itself was used by Native Americans for its ability to promote health and spiritual wellness, and is still used today for harmonizing the mind and body. When emotions are blocked, Spruce helps our body to find that release and promote a grounding effect.
Ho Wood has been known to ease anxious feelings into a whole-body calm as well as increasing spiritual awareness.
An ingredient in holy incense, Frankincense has been used anciently to enhance one’s personal connection and communication with the creator. Frankincense has a balancing and grounding effect on our emotions and can help us to focus and release those pain points that are plaguing our overall wellness.
The two Blues in the blend – Blue Tansy and Blue Chamomile – give the oil its characteristic soft blue tint, and are known for easing anxious feelings. Blue Tansy can help us focus on anger and release those blocks, returning feelings of self-control to our core, while Blue Chamomile calms our nerves.
Thyme is mainly used for its antiseptic properties. It is considered beneficial in reducing and eliminating bacteria that is present in the body. Thyme is also thought to be helpful in reducing the effects of fatigue and stress by supplying energy to the body.
-Oregano, reacting in a more aggressive manner than thyme, performs in much the same way in that it helps to stimulate the body’s immune system and balance the metabolism of the body. Moreover, its use should strengthen the vitality of the body.
-Wintergreen is used to elevate the awareness of the body’s sensory system. Additionally, its use is said to relieve joint discomfort, muscle ache, and bone stress.
-Cypress is used to benefit the circulatory system.
-Peppermint, long revered for its healing properties, is used in raindrop therapy for a number of purposes. Included in these are its ability to benefit the respiratory system, sooth digestive problems, improve mental acuity, and to improve the senses of taste and smell.
-Basil is used to relax the muscles, including those of the digestive system and heart. Plus, its use is thought to stimulate the sense of smell and reduce mental fatigue. Applied topically, basil can be used to sooth insect bites.
-Marjoram is utilized to calm the body’s respiratory system. Its use is intended to relax the muscles and to reduce and relieve muscle spasms. Additionally, the use of marjoram is thought to calm the nerves. In short, the healing properties associated with marjoram are thought to support the proper functioning of the body’s respiratory system.
Lavender is considered an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anticonvulsant, antiseptic, and sedating agent. Moreover, it is thought to safeguard against tumor growth. Among the many healing properties associated with lavender are the abilities to heal rheumatism, depression, earaches, convulsions, bronchitis, asthma, arthritis, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hives, insect bites, respiratory infection, and nervous tension.
Deep Blue blend:
Wintergreen– This plant extract is a very rich source of methyl salicylate. It is a molecule that acts just like aspirin. Thus, the oil has very good anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects. Wintergreen is also antispasmodic and circulatory. This means it can calm down muscle spasms and improve blood circulation.
Camphor– The same tree that gives us Ravintsara, yields pure camphor oil too. The oil contains high amounts of camphor and 1.8 cineole. They make it a strong disinfectant, but they can also relieve pain and inflammation. Wintergreen and Camphor are both cooling. Camphor oil can also stimulate and improve the activity of the cardiorespiratory system. The oil has been used for muscle spasms and rheumatism for a long time.
Peppermint – This essence is already well-known for its cooling and numbing sensation. This sensation is especially welcome after an intense workout or physical effort. Peppermint is antispasmodic, tonic and stimulant. It can also prevent viral infections and improve digestion.
Ylang-Ylang– The oil of Ylang Ylang is known to contain a bit of methyl salicylate too. Thus, it adds to the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of the other ingredients. On top of that, it also has a beautiful, floral scent. Research shows that Ylang-Ylang lowers blood pressure.
Hellicrysum– This oil is an excellent ingredient for blood circulation. It can prevent hematomas in the injured tissue, and can also soothe sprains. It is a great draining and anti-inflammatory essential oil.
Blue Tansy– Recognized for its antihistamine effects, Blue Tansy is great at soothing allergies. That action is possible because of its anti-inflammatory effects. Blue Tansy is a very good calming and sedating oil. It relaxes the nervous system and strengthens the blood vessels.
Blue Chamomile– Also great for allergies and inflammations. It improves the blood circulation and soothes muscle cramps and contractions. It can also protect from infections.
Osmanthus flower absolute-This essence is one of the best in perfume making. It has a fruity, creamy fragrance, but it’s not overpowering. This pleasant smell can help relax the nervous system. It was probably added to the blend for its scent.
Why would you get your CHAKRAS balanced?
In Ayurveda, healing starts with—seven areas in our body, like hubs for energy to travel through. If one chakra is off kilter, either too open or too closed, it can become unbalanced. By looking within we may discover the root cause of other ailments that are leading to problems in our life, body or state of health. We may discover what is blocking us from achieving our dreams. Just like the delicate balance of life, other things will be affected by this shift or unbalance, creating a rippling wave. Whether the energy that runs through our body is being blocked or flooded, we have the opportunity to
enhance that flow. The more we create our own waves and ripples, the easier it is to surf with confidence and grace on the waves of life.
Here is a detailed explanation of the chakras and where/how they affect the body:
Muladhara or Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine. It deals with our physical identity, stability and ability to feel grounded.
The body parts affected are our hips, feet, legs and skeletal bones.
When this chakra is closed we can feel fearful, anxious and needy. When this chakra is too open, we can feel self-centered or greedy. In balance, we can feel grounded, stable and healthy.
Swadhisthana or Sacral Chakra is found in between the naval and pubis bone. It deals with our emotional identity, creativity and happiness.
The body parts and organs associated with this chakra are the bladder, sex organs and lower intestines.
Having this chakra closed we can be over sensitive or hard on ourself. When this chakra is too open there may be an emotional imbalance. When aligned and in balance we will feel expressive, trusting and better attuned to our own feelings.
Manipura or the Solar Plexus Chakra is in the center of the stomach near the navel and deals with understanding, belonging, our self-esteem and personal power. When we have a gut feeling, that is this chakra responding.
The areas in the body that correlate are the digestion and pancreas.
When this chakra becomes too opened we can feel angry, and when it is blocked we can feel insecure and indecisive. In balance, this chakra allows us to feel our own personal power.
Anahata or the Heart Chakra is located at our heart center and is associated with trust, forgiveness, unconditional love, compassion and our soul.
The heart, lungs and circulatory system revolve around this chakra.
When this is too open we can feel possessive; when it is blocked or closed we can feel fear and rejection. When this chakra is in balance we feel compassion and unconditional love for others and ourselves.
Throat of Vishuhdda Chakra deals with communication, creativity, self-reliance, truthfulness and expression.
The neck, throat, eyes, ears and nose are connected to this chakra. The thyroid is also a major organ affected by the 5th chakra.
When this chakra is too open we can be too talkative, and when this is too closed or blocked we can become quiet, or non-expressive. In balance, we begin to speak the truth and have good communication.
Ajna or Third Eye Chakra is located between the two eyes and is associated with the pituitary gland.
When too open we can become authoritative and when blocked we may be fearful of success or have confusion. There is balance with this chakra when we are unattached to material things and find our intuition.
Sahasrhra The Crown Chakra is located at the very top of the head and relates to our intuition, and our connection to the world around us. It is also the connection we hold with spirituality or religion.
The pineal gland is affected by this chakra.
When this is too open we can feel ungrounded and in a manic state. When it is blocked we can lack a sense of belonging and feel exhausted. When in balance, we can feel enlightened and at peace with our world.
We can find balance, restore, or reset all of the chakras through various techniques such as meditation and yoga. If we are having trouble speaking or expressing ourself, we can try a meditation centered on speaking our truth, focusing on the throat chakra.
Once we look within and recognize where our imbalance is, we can begin to heal, finding harmony in our body, mind and spirit.
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