Raindrop Technique is a sequence of anointing with oils and laying on of hands that brings structural and electrical alignment to the body in a relaxing and invigorating manner through the power of essential oils.
What is Raindrop?
The Raindrop Technique is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine. During the years that it has been practiced, it has shown to have great reports from people with scoliosis and kyphosis.
Raindrop Technique originated in the 1980s from the research of Dr. Gary Young working with a Lakota medicine man named Wallace Black Elk. It integrates Vitaflex Technique with the power of essential oils in bringing the body into structural and electrical alignment.
Raindrop Technique uses a sequence of essential oils that are immune enhancing, support the body's natural defenses, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems. These oils, which are high in antioxidants, are also mood elevating and antiseptic, creating an unfavorable environment for harmful viruses and bacteria that can hibernate in the body. Essential oils are known to boost stamina and energy, help you relax, help manage stress and frustration and promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.
The oils are dispensed in little drops from a height of about six inches above the back, which is where Raindrop Technique gets its name. They are then massaged along the spine and back muscles. They are also applied to the feet.
The whole process takes about 60 minutes and may continue to work in the body for up to one week following a Raindrop Session, with possible realignment and bodily adjustment taking place during this time.
History of Raindrop Technique
The Raindrop Technique was developed by D Gary Young based on his research of essential oils, their antimicrobial properties, and his knowledge of the Vitaflex technique and reflexology points on the feet.
Part of this research included working with members of the Lakota tribe who used the healing energy of the Aurora Borealis and later a light stroking (effleurage or “feathering”) to facilitate the spreading of this healing energy.
Gary took his knowledge of essential oils, Vitaflex from Stanley Burroughs, and the techniques from the Lakota people to create the Raindrop Technique.
It was said that Gary never gave the same Raindrop twice, as he was highly intuitive. The Raindrop Technique that I use in The Oil Spot comes from the CARE training of Dr. David Stewart who worked with Gary to standardize the methodology.
How do the oils work?
Most of the oils used in the Raindrop Technique are high in phenolic content to ward off damage while cleansing cellular receptor sites to enhance inter- and intra- cellular communication. This also often helps to improve overall bodily function.
Several of the oils used contain a variety of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes to assist in deleting misinformation in the DNA and to reprogram correct information in cellular memory to restore and maintain physical and emotional wellness.
The oils used in Raindrop Technique must be from Young Living.
The oils are paired with very specific finger and hand movements, many of which relate back to the Vitaflex technique to set the stage, fire electrical currents, and then ground the signals, thus helping the oils penetrate even deeper into the cells.
Before Your Session
Please bring an oversized button up shirt (no metal). You may choose to wear it backwards or not, based on your comfort and modesty preferences. If you prefer not to wear anything, that is fine too. I will need access to your bare back and the bottom of your feet. You will also be under a blanket and covered the whole time.
You may find that this technique may remove some of the nail polish on the feet. Some choose to remove toenail polish beforehand, but this is up to you!
** Please do not drink any caffeine or high-sugar or processed foods prior to your session. Afterwards, you will be encouraged to drink even more water than normal to help the natural detoxification that occurs after a session.
At Your Session
1. We will briefly go over what will happen and answer any questions.
2. I will ask that you remove all metal jewelry and silence (not just turn to vibrate) all phones.
3. We will take a height measurement to compare before and after.
4. Then we will get started:
You will start face up with your ankles hanging over the edge of the table. We begin with some energy balancing at your shoulders and the bottom of your feet.
From there, I will utilize your spinal points on the bottom of your feet and apply the oils in a particular sequence using the Vitaflex technique.
Afterwards, you will turn over with your back facing up and you will receive the rest of your Raindrop along your spine and back.
After Your Session
Detoxification is a real thing. Some experience it with emotions, some feel a physical release, and some see it on the skin. Some also feel it as a sense of calm, relaxation, and peace. However you experience it, please enjoy the process.
Immediately after your session, I will offer you a glass of water, and I will make sure that you drink the whole thing. This is because water will help the body's natural detoxification process. I would also encourage you to drink more water throughout the next day as well.
As a guide, you can drink about half of your weight in ounces each day in pure water.
Detoxification may happen through the liver, kidneys, and colon naturally, but when those organs are taxed, the toxins may come out through your skin. This is typically not painful, but it is a reminder to drink more water to help flush the system more fully. Please reach out with further questions if this happens.
Things to know:
Strong Emotional Releases can Sometimes Occur with Raindrop since the oils, when inhaled, go directly to the central brain which coordinates the memory of stored emotions. The oils also go directly to muscles, tissues and organs throughout the body where emotions can be stored in cellular memory. Essential oils can penetrate cellular membranes and release these forgotten emotions.
In rare instances, receivers may have a strong emotional response (such as crying, moaning, writhing, flailing of arms, etc.). Accept what you experience as a necessary and beneficial healing process as a client.
In such instances, the Raindrop Session has provided what the client perceives as a safe environment to allow such expressions to manifest and work it out. The facilitator will keep silent and maintain physical contact, allowing them to work it out. The facilitator will say nothing or, at the most, simply reassure the client by saying quietly, "It's okay" or "It's all right," staying with the client for as long as it takes. Above all, the facilitator will never break physical contact with them. Since emotional release can occur spontaneously from Raindrop, the facilitator may choose to apply White Angelica® to her shoulders, forehead, and back of neck before beginning.