Out of the Box Thinking on Supplementation
Many of us think of taking a pill when we hear the word “supplement”, but they don’t have to come in the form of a pill. There are other options such as, tea, essential oils and herbs. Therapeutic-grade essential oils can be added to a dog or horse’s food, inhaled or applied topically. One timely process is the Raindrop Technique® as it helps boost the immune system. With competitions, shows and trail riding season starting, this means increased contact with germs and heightened stress. Give your dogs and horses some added protection and give yourself that competitive advantage! In addition, it’s a great way to help strengthen their internal systems prior to annual vaccinations.
The Raindrop Technique® was developed in the 1980’s by D. Gary Young, based on a Lakota Indian healing ritual and was first used to aid in healing of spinal and related muscle injuries. Now it is known to be a powerful, non-invasive process for assisting the body in many things such as:
- Detoxify from anesthesia, medications or poisons
- Muscle fatigue and soreness
- Stress or trauma; physical or emotional
- Boost immune system
- Increase mental alertness
Every person wants their dog and/or horse to be healthy, alleviate their stress and help them to perform to their optimal levels. Giving your dogs and horses a Raindrop Technique® semi-annually or quarterly, depending on the level of activity will help support your dog/horse physically, emotionally and mentally. For a professional body worker, such a practitioner from Animal Intuition, or once you have learned to administer it on your own, a canine or equine session will only take 30-45 minutes to complete. It is a flexible process, allowing you freedom to modify it based on the situation and desired outcomes. Since Animal Intuition is certified in animal massage and other healing techniques, combining some modalities can enhance the outcome.
The core process involves:
- Balancing the body’s energy
- Aromatherapy – inhalation of the oils
- Application of essential oils
- Using massage and healing techniques
There are nine primary Young Living essential oils used:
- Aroma Siez
Optionally, additional essential oils can be incorporated into the process to enhance the effect or to help reach a given. The process itself is very soothing and the dog / horse usually shows major signs of relaxation. A warm compress is placed over their back at the end of the session to increase the circulation and absorption of the essential oils.
A personal story from founder and Animal Wellness Practitioner, Jenny Gott: I have seen many profound results from what the Raindrop Technique® can do. I use this supplemental technique on my own horse, Indy. Unfortunately, issues do sometimes arise no matter how careful we are or what good intentions we have for our animal companions. For example, Indy choked which caused an infection because he aspirated during the procedure that removed the blockage. With a spike in his fever, a call into the vet and an appointment set in the morning, I decided that it would be a good time to give him a Raindrop Technique®. The vet was worried about pneumonia since the infection was still present after the first round of antibiotics and I have to say so was I! So with no time to waste, in the approximate 30 minutes it took me to complete the session, his fever dropped by 1°. This amazed me and made me feel better about waiting until morning for the vet to come out.
Spring season is a prime time to give your dog or horse a Raindrop Technique® before vaccinations, competitions and ride season is underway. It is a perfect time to give your dog and horse that extra immune stimulant to help optimize their health and help them be at their best.