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Raindrop Therapy Session for Bruno

German Shepherd Aging Issues

Young Living Raindrop Therapy

In December of 2007, I was introduced to Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils. I began using the oils for pain related issues and was amazed by their effectiveness. Bruno was diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy right around the same time that I started using the oils.

I sporadically began to use various oils on Bruno for different symptoms or ailments.

German Shepherd Aging Issues

When I first began to apply the oils to Bruno he was indifferent. As I became more knowledgeable and confident using the oils, their effectiveness on the resident German shepherd became more and more obvious. As time passed, I believe that Bruno understood the oils made him feel better.

I had researched the benefits of Gary Young’s *Raindrop Technique for myself and during this process, I ran across success stories and testimonials involving animals. I wanted to try a raindrop session on Bruno but never got around to seriously looking for anyone in my local area to perform this on my big guy.

As fate would have it, Shawn, a good friend of mine had recently incorporated Young Living Oils and the Raindrop Technique into her massage practice. Shawn had a couple of raindrop seminars and a half dozen animal sessions under her belt when she agreed to work on Bruno. I was comfortable with Shawn working on Bruno because he was already familiar with her.

The session took place on Sunday, September 12, 2010, at my house. Shawn brought a friend Gayleen along who is intuitive and an energy healer. Meet and greets were performed and we let Bruno settle in on his favorite rug. As Shawn began to prep, Gayleen piped up out of the clear blue with “why?” “Why what,” I asked? “Why, he is asking me why? Why is she doing this?” There were knowing looks among all and not much to say as I fought back tears.

Shawn began to systematically apply oils down Bruno’s back and gently massage them in. Very shortly into the session, Gayleen moved, distancing herself from Shawn, myself and Bruno. Gayleen stated the intensity of Bruno’s pain was making her physically ill. Shawn and I exchanged glances but said nothing.

Initially, Bruno was tense and guarded. After a few minutes, he began to relax. As the oils began to take effect and Shawn masterfully worked her hands over Bruno, his breathing slowed and he went into a deep state of relaxation.

The hands-on session lasted about twenty minutes. It was intense, emotional and I was physically drained from it. Needless to say, the rest of the day was not very productive. Bruno was Mr. Mellow in between his numerous naps while I began to process the day’s events as well as the overall big picture.

Tough decisions would soon need to be made.

*The Raindrop Technique combines the science of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex, reflexology, massage, etc., in the application of essential oils, which are applied on various areas of the body to bring structural and electrical alignment. It is designed to bring balance to the body with its relaxing, mild application. It will also help to align and clear the energy centers of the body without using force or excessive pressure.

*Originally posted May 7, 2011*

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