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Mum Sleeps On Her Side After Raindrop Technique

Author: Kerry W.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 02-17-2013
Views: 2,040
Word Count: 313
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8301-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My Mum, bless her, is 85 years old. She has had a developing scoliosis, (side bend in her spine) for years. Allied to this, Mum had hip pain and a catch in her groin which caused her to limp. For the last 5 or so years, she had been unable to sleep on her sides. Therefore, her sleep was badly affected by being unable to lie on her sides.

She and I decided to do some intensive Raindrop Technique massages to see if we could ease things for her. We managed to organize three sessions within one month, before her annual extended trip to Queensland last year. She had one Raindrop session around 2 months before that also.

After these sessions, I noticed that Mum was straightening up through the shoulders. She gained around 1.5 cm in height and lost most of the annoying catch in her groin. Mum's osteopath commented that her spine was straightening!

I went to the airport to collect Mum last September, around 2 months later. The first thing she exclaimed to me when she saw me was, 'Kez, I can sleep on my sides again!' She said she'd been holding off saying anything so she could tell me in person!

She was very excited! Her sleep has markedly improved and now she comes for regular Raindrop massages.

Mum continues to improve in health. She has reduced her medication for high blood pressure and her thought processes are clearer, as my sisters and I have noticed. She gets regular comments about how well she looks and people don't believe it when she tells them her age.

Even my husband said to me the other day, 'Your Mum looks ten years younger than she did a year ago.'

What a gift it's been to be able to share such a thing as the Young Living oils and Raindrop Technique with my Mum, amongst many others.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: abductor, hips, piriformis, rain drop, raindrops, sacroiliac, sacroiliitis, sacroilitis.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
3.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
4.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
5.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
6.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link
7.Associated topics: sleep — "This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."Link
8.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "Valerian may be an alternative treatment for the symptom management of [restless legs syndrome] RLS with positive health outcomes and improved quality of life, [including improved sleep quality and decreased daytime sleepiness]."Link

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