Explore Various Healing Massage Therapies with Sandi Rose, our expert massage therapist.
RainDrop Therapy Session
The word raindrop conveys a little droplet of water, but in this case, the “Raindrops” are little drops of pure essential oils. Used for thousands of years, essential oils are known for their medicinal purposes. Raindrop therapy uses a select grouping of essential oils. This potent essential oil combination works together synergistically to form a powerful anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory blend that may help strengthen your immune system.
The Raindrop Technique uses a sequence of highly anti-microbial essential oils, designed to simultaneously reduce inflammation and kill the responsible viral agents. The oils are dispensed like little raindrops above the back and massaged along the vertebrae and muscles.
Starting with the spine of your foot, moving to your heel and onward to your big toe is how Sandi Rose, Whole-Body Medicine’s Massage Therapist, begins a typical Raindrop Therapy Session. Sandi employs an “energetic” feathering pattern when working with the oils, whose effects can stay in your body for up to a week. She dispenses the oils like little drops of rain from a height of about 6 inches above the back and lightly feathers the droplets above the vertebrae. The entire process takes between 45-60 minutes to complete. Sandi says, “The sequence of the oils used raindrop therapy has been formulated to work synergistically with one another so that the effect is enhanced.”
When can you benefit from Raindrop Therapy? Typically, the most effective time to schedule Raindrop Therapy sessions are before you get sick. Sandi says, “If you are concerned about the upcoming cold and flu season, or spend a lot of time indoors in close quarters, you should consider Raindrop Therapy. The oils get into your system within 20-60 minutes and the effects of the oils stay in the body for up to a week.
While it’s not a cure-all, it can be a good adjunctive therapy for immune system support, in addition to your regular preventative health care routine.” 45 min
Swedish Massage & Sports Massage
The Classic Swedish massage enhances circulation, improves muscle tone, and soothes tired muscles. The Swedish massage targets specific areas of imbalance within the muscle system. This method involves the use of a variety of firm, direct strokes; it may also incorporate acupressure. Therapeutic sports massage is a wonderful combination of vigorous Swedish massage, deep muscle work, and stretching. Sports massage targets specific areas of imbalance within the muscle system to break down knots on the muscles and increase range of motion. 60 min
Craniosacral therapy involves the use of a gentle touch, focused on the head, neck, and back, to balance the flow of cerebrospinal fluids. By reaching deep into areas of tension in the scalp, this treatment will help to relieve headaches, stress, anxiety, and, even, digestive problems. At the same time it promotes deep relaxation. 60 min.
Hot Stone Therapy
This therapeutic massage, using warm and cold basalt stones, is the ultimate in head-to-toe healing and relaxation. Each stone brings oxygenated blood rapidly to the muscles, relieving discomfort and tension. The result of this luxurious treatment is a profound feeling of peace and well-being. 75 min
Reflexology is a targeted massage involving the application of pressure to the feet, hands, or ears. It is based upon the Chinese philosophy that specific points on these areas correspond to specific organs and systems in the body. This massage relieves fatigue and tension, improving circulation and overall bodily function. 60 min.
Meet Sandi Rose
Sandi Rose, LMT, is a graduate of the ConnecticutCenter for Massage Therapy. She has extensive training in Swedish, Orthopedic and Medical Massage, as well as in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki Energy Work, Aromatherapy, Raindrop Therapy, TriggerPoint Therapy and Hot Stone Therapy. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Sandi has studied Complementary and Integrative Medicine presented at the HarvardMedicalSchool. Sandi has studied Raindrop Therapy with the original researcher and founder of Raindrop Therapy, Dr. D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils in Utah.