The Origins of the Valor Balance


In my last blog I talked about the Valor Balance, which involves rubbing the oil blend Valor under each foot, and holding the feet for approximately 5 minutes, or until the energy in the feet feels balanced. This is the first step of not only Raindrop Technique, but also Egyptian Emotional Clearing Technique, ParaSET Technique, AromaBliss Technique and Aroma Stone Massage, as taught here at Aromatica.

Have you ever wondered why we start all these modalities with a Valor Balance? It’s because it allows our recipient to enter into an incredibly luscious state of deep relaxation and inner connection. This allows the next steps of bodywork or energy work to be so much more effective.

The Valor Balance was inspired by Gary Young’s visits to Egypt. Gary is the late founder of Young Living Essential Oils, the brand of essential oils that we use for all of our modalities. Gary visited the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, and something very unusual happened while he was there.

One of the temple guards tapped him on the shoulder, and invited him into a sacred room of the temple where ancient rituals used to be performed. This was unusual for two reasons – firstly, this room was off-bounds not only to tourists, but even to locals. And secondly, this temple guard allowed Gary to film and photograph the hieroglyphs along the perimeter of the room.

The following year, Gary returned to the temple with his wife Mary. He sought out the temple guard who had helped him, and he asked him, “Why me?” Why had he singled Gary out of a crowd of tourists, and allowed him to venture into this room of hidden knowledge?


The guard simply pointed to the sky and said, “I was told!”.

Out of all the people who could have been singled out from that crowd, he was guided to invite someone who not only has a passion for essential oils, but who is a healer and visionary.

When Gary had the hieroglyphs interpreted at the University of Cairo, he discovered that they depicted a powerful anointing ritual using essential oils. This ritual was called “Cleansing the Flesh and Blood of Evil Deities”. It involved a recipient (either a Pharaoh, Priest or Priestess) lying on a stone table, with one priest standing at their head and the other at their feet.

The Egyptian ritual took 3 days and 3 nights, and the recipient would fast for this time, drinking only water. The essential oils took them on a powerful inner and spiritual journey, much like a vision quest, to allow them to combat their inner and outer demons.

This Egyptian ritual lies at the heart of our Egyptian Emotional Clearing Technique (which has been adapted to take 2 to 3 hours, but which is still enormously powerful).

And it was this experience at the Temple of Isis which gave Gary the idea of anointing the feet with an essential oil at the start of a session (such as Raindrop Technique). If there’s a second giver, the shoulders can also be anointed. In practise, this helps balance the recipient’s energy even faster than working through the feet alone.

Because it’s not always financially practical to have two practitioners working on a client at the same time, a similar impact to having two givers can be achieved by the practitioner “tuning in to” other oils that may help their client, and anointing the body with one or two other oils during a Valor Balance.

This allows the client to come into a state of balance and inner presence even faster than with the use of the Valor oil blend alone.

If you would like to experience the wonders of a Valor balance for yourself, why not treat yourself to one of our essential oil modalities with our Aromatica practitioners?

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