The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

14 March, 2014
Raindrop session
Special technique for the spine

Many of us suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain due to improper posture, especially when we sit in front of our computers or play with our phones for prolonged periods of time.  We were delighted to learn about Jenny Ostling’s Raindrop Technique at The Sanctuary as it specifically targets the spine, especially those suffering from scoliosis and spinal misalignments.  Combining the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex (reflex points on the feet) and massage as well as the application of a series of essential oils to various areas of the body, the Raindrop technique was developed by Dr. Gary Young, based in the US.  Ancient Lakota aboriginal traditions complement the use of pure therapeutic grade essential oils to bring about a harmonious balance to the body.  Central to idea of the Raindrop Technique is the need to target bacterial infections in the spine which cause spinal pain and inflammation. 
What is really great about the Young Living essential oils used in the hour-long treatment is that the plants that the essential oils originate from were grown with the intention of being harvested and distilled to create essential oils, rather than for other uses.  There is a specific sequence that the oils are used to maximize their benefits of enhancing the body’s natural defences and immune system, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, and nervous systems.  Oils such as basil, wintergreen, marjoram, cypress and peppermint are helpful with muscle conditions.  Natural anti-inflammatory oils such as wintergreen, thyme and peppermint are also key to the technique. 
Jenny started off with some gentle stretches of our body and then proceeded with the Vita Flex technique on our feet, through a rolling motion of her finger pas, tips and nails on the inner sides of our feet, targeting the spine reflex points.  The aim is to apply slight pressure to create an electric charge that is therapeutic to the body.  Dropping various oils about six drops above our back, hence the name Raindrop, Jenny then used a feathering technique to gently spread the oils across our back.  Heat may be sensed in specific areas as the oils are drawn especially to these areas of concern.  She focused specifically on our shoulders and the muscles just under our shoulders as these areas were very tense.  We felt our sore back and shoulder muscles much more relaxed from the treatment and a sense of calm awashed us as we took in deep breaths from the mixture of essential oils. 
Be sure to try some of the aromatherapy oils from Jenny while you’re here.  Both body and facial oils are available and can be tailored made to suit your needs.  In addition to the Raindrop Therapy treatment, Jenny also focuses on pregnancy and aromatherapy massages as well as Arvigo therapy.
The Sanctuary is located at 29/F, Unit 2905 Universal Trade Centre, 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong.  Tel: 852-2537-1373.  For more information about The Sanctuary, visit:

By: Karry Lai


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