How To Prepare for Your Raindrop Therapy


Distinct Touch recommends:

Drink at least 40 oz. of water before your appointment.

Shower or bathe as usual beforehand but avoid applying lotion to the area being massaged.

We may apply essential oils. For maximum effect, please leave these oils on overnight.

What is Raindrop / Aroma Therapy?

Aromatherapy uses of plant essential oils to balance, heal, and detox the body. Although the word, Aroma, is used the oils are not just inhaled for therapy treatment at Distinct Touch, The Bodywork Center. They are applied to the skin.

Essential oils are concentrated extracts taken from the roots, leaves, seeds, or blossoms of plants. Each oil has its own unique set of elements or ingredients that


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How Raindrop / Aroma Therapy Works

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Dr. Olivia will evaluate your condition and determine which specific essential oils are to be used to detoxify your body. The specific will be applied usually to your back while lying down. A warm mat and towels are applied. After about 30-minutes, the mat and towels are removed and more oils applied to prepare your body for cool-off. We request that you do not shower until the following morning to let the essential oils continue to detox.

Many client become deeply relaxed and fall asleep during this therapy. Distinct Touch, The Bodywork Center, will wake you gently.

Distinct Touch and Raindrop / Aroma Therapy

​Dr Olivia Valenzuela (BD, DNM) uses Raindrop / Aroma Therapy to treat certain physical conditions. Our experience and training allows us to determine the suitability of using Raindrop Therapy given your particular physical issues and certain success parameters. Call or o schedule an appointment online today at (719) 471-3535 Colorado Springs or (303)463-3306 Arvada.  We will first evaluate your condition and discuss what is needed for your situation.



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determine its benefits and how it can be used. While certain essential oils calm and smoothe skin irritations and rashes, others kill viruses, bacteria and fungus to help fight infections. (Yes, essential oils do smell wonderful, have you tried doTERRA's Serenity or Onguard?) However Distinct Touch, The Bodywork Center, Inc. focuses on pure essential oils that detoxify and promote health. The essential oils we use in our Raindrop / Aroma Therapy sessions flush out toxins and help restore wellness to the entire body system. We use doTERRA Essential Oils exclusively.

Although essential oils are safe, please contact us or a qualified natural medicine doctor or practitioner who is experienced and trained in herbal medicine and in essential oils on how to use properly. Some oils must be diluted with fractionated coconut oil prior to applying to the skin. Other essential oils can not be taken by mouth. Caution must always be used when applying essential oils to children; asthmatics; people with tumors, allergies and chronic illnesses; and during pregnancy and nursing. Always check with a qualified natural medicine doctor or practitioner and your regular doctor before using.

History of Raindrop / Aroma Therapy

Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for thousands of years by the ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Oils were used in cosmetics, perfumes, as well as for spiritual, therapeutic, and cleansing needs, and in the case of the Egyptians embalming.

In the early 20th century, a French chemist named René-Maurice Gattefossé, discovered how lavender healed a burn on his hand. His curiosity led him to analysis the chemical composition of essential oils. He also researched how oils were used to treat burns, infections, and wounds of soldiers during World War I. Gattefossé is credited as the founder of the science of Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy continued to grow and in the 1950s massage therapists, beauticians, doctors and other health care providers began using it. However it did not become popular in the United States of America until the 1980s.

Benefits of Raindrop / Aroma Therapy

Raindrop / Aroma Therapy is well known in the medical community as a way to relax and relieve stress. It has also been used for treating: wide range of physical and mental conditions:

      >  Burns
      >  Infections
      >  Insominia

      >  Depression
      >  High blood Pressure

      >  Headaches

      >  Circulation problems

      >  Hormonal issues during menopause and menstruation