What is Raindrop Technique?
Raindrop Technique® was created by Gary Young, the founder of Young Living Essential Oils. It combines the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex (a form of reflexology) and a feathering technique known as effleurage, a light touch “skimming” process commonly used in Swedish massage.
Raindrop Technique uses a layering process of nine different Young Living therapeutic and medicinal grade essential oils. The oils are applied, one at a time, to the soles of the feet using the Vita Flex process. Then, one at a time, the oils are dropped from about six inches above the spine, simulating rain drops. The oils are then feathered in and along the spine. To complete the session, a warm, moist towel is applied to the back to accelerate the oils penetrating the skin and reaching sub-dermal and cellular levels of healing.
Raindrop Technique operates on the premise that the oils interact with the electrical field around the body (also known as the energy field) before the oils even begin to penetrate the skin. This greatly enhances the electromagnetic and healing properties of the oils.
Raindrop Technique has been known to:
- support the immune system
- reduce inflammation
- ease respiratory discomfort
- enhance detoxification
- relax muscles
- relieve body and joint pain
- reduce bacterial pathogens
- boost concentration
- balance energy
- lift the spirit
- restore calm
We focus the essential oils directly on the spinal column because viruses and bacteria can lie dormant along the spine. The oils create an environment that is not hospitable to these “foreign” agents in our bodies and causes them to be eliminated naturally.
Raindrop Technique is a very gentle therapy and offers you the opportunity to completely relax while improving your overall wellbeing on all levels. The effects are cumulative over several sessions, and the results can vary depending on the individual.
The Essential oils used in Raindrop Therapy are:
Valor (a four-oil blend): an inspiring and calming aroma which can also be applied topically to experience the empowering and uplifting fragrance
Oregano: includes the naturally occurring constituent carvacrol. Oregano, when taken as a dietary supplement, supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods and your favorite savory recipes.
Thyme: may support wellness*, and can be used as a pleasant, flavorful addition to savory dishes.
Basil: has a strong, spicy aroma that is invigorating to the spirit, bringing a sense of balance and calms the mind.
Cypress: ~ is refreshing and restores feelings of security and stability
Wintergreen: this stimulating and invigorating scent makes it an ideal addition to lotions and ointments that are applied after activity
Marjoram: a calming oil, it has a warming effect on both mind and body and soothes tense muscles after exercise. It is beneficial for occasional simple nervous tension* and may also be used for cooking
Peppermint: is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.*
Aroma Siez (a five-oil blend):~is a relaxing blend that is excellent for massaging away life's little discomforts. Well suited for use after exercise or at the end of a trying day, it also provides soothing comfort for the head, neck, and tired feet.
Ortho Ease: soothes and warms tired and stressed bodies, helping to combat the damaging effects of everyday activities