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Raindrop technique is a powerful technique using essential oils that was developed by D. Gary Young in the 1980s. It combines several holistic modalities to bring balance and alignment to the body in a non-invasive manner. It also stimulates all the body systems on a physical and emotionally level.

The most amazing thing about Raindrop is that all of my clients measure taller after just one session! Yeah!

What is Raindrop Technique?

This technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. The session lasts about an hour however the benefits may last up to a week or more.

Gary found that combining several holistic techniques, described below, created a synergistic effect for the body. The three modalities that combine to form Raindrop Technique are:

  • Aromatherapy – Raindrop technique uses seven single essential oils, two blends and one essential oil massage blend during the session. It is congruent with the French application of aromatherapy where essential oils are applied NEAT (undiluted) to the body.

  • Vita Flex TechniqueVita Flex was brought to the US in the 1920s by Stanley Burroughs. It is an ancient Tibetan healing methodology meaning "vitality through the reflexes". Its theory is based on the fact that slight pressure applied to the body creates an electric charge that is therapeutic to the body. This is known as piezoelectric.

  • Feather Stroking - This is similar to a massage term technique called effleurage. But this technique was actually termed by the Native American Indians.

How does Raindrop get its Name?

Essential oils are actually dropped from about 6 inches above your spine, simulating rain drops! It feels like a rain drop gently striking your spine, and it is very relaxing and comforting.

It is thought that the oils interact with a person's electric field before even penetrating the skin of the back. Thereby, enhancing the electromagnetic properties of the oils as well. Amazing!

What is the Concept behind Feather Stroking?

In the 1980s Gary Young worked with a Lakota elder named Wallace Black Elk. He learned that the Lakota people went to Canada to experience the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis (before there were border crossings and reservations). The Lakota people would raise their hands toward the light and breathe in the energy of the lights for healing purposes.

Once the Lakota people could no longer cross the border, they created a stroking technique along the spine using a feather that simulated the healing energy of the Aurora Borealis. And this is the massage technique that was taught to Gary Young and is named feather stroking.

What are the Benefits of Raindrop Technique?

There are numerous benefits of the Raindrop Technique. Here are just a few:

  • Balance and Re-align the Energy Centers of the Body – The combination of techniques brings electrical and structural alignment to the body. The essential oil blend of Valor helps the body align and is often referred to as "chiropractor in the bottle".

  • Non-Manipulative Technique – No manipulation as in chiropractic is performed. The oils help support the body to come back into balance by opening energy flow throughout the body.

  • Reduce Stress and Minor Anxiety - Not only can the oils enhance positive emotions such as joy and happiness, but they can also help us release negative emotions that are subconsciously stored on a cellular level. See the section on stress for more information!

  • Aid the Body's Natural Response to Irritation and Injury – Thyme and Oregano support the immune, respiratory, nervous, and other body systems. They are strong antioxidants.

  • Ease Occasional Muscle, Bone, and Joint Discomfort – Muscles that are sore, spastic or stressed will also benefit. Basil, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Cypress and Peppermint essential oils reduce tension in muscles. Wintergreen supports healthy bone structure. See the section on oils for muscles for more information!

  • Improve Immune System Functions – Thyme and Oregano essential oils support the immune system; and aid in the release of toxins in the body. This will contribute positively to your overall health and well being.

  • Emotional Well Being and Release – Essential oils cross the blood-brain barrier and effect the limbic system where emotions are stored in the "brain's emotional computer".

  • Help Detox the Body Systems – The oils being high in phenols cleanse cellular receptor sites and enhance cleansing of the body.

  • Increase in Height – Yes, most people experience a slight increase in their height! I have seen changes from ½ to 1 inch! This is due to the realignment of the spine and detoxification along the spinal column.

  • And many more!

What Essential Oils are used in the Raindrop Technique?

Raindrop Essential Oil Kit

These are the oils that are used in Raindrop Technique! Click on each oil to learn more about the oil and find out the other benefits of using these fantastic oils.

Want to Purchase a Raindrop Kit?

Comes with all the oils needed to perform a raindrop, plus vegetable oil and Ortho Ease Massage Oil. And a DVD!

To purchase the kit go to The Oil Shop!

Can this Technique be used for Animals?

Yes, animals should receive Raindrop! Although the procedure is modified for obvious reasons, the benefits are the same. The oils should be greatly diluted for cats and small dogs but it does not diminish the effect of the technique.

To read more information about Raindrop Technique for Dogs, click here. For Raindrop Technique for Cats or Kitty Raindrop Technique, click here.

For horses, Dr. Heather Mack, DVM has published a specific procedure that is highly useful; and advocates the use of Equine Raindrop on a monthly basis to promote well being and boost immunity. Use to complement other holistic modalities especially chiropractic, laser or massage. Perfect for sore backs and muscles! My horse loves it!

Are there any Side Effects?

Because the Raindrop Technique encourages detoxification of the body, someone may experience some mild side effects or what is known as a healing crisis. These mild symptoms may include headache, sinus drainage or emotional release. The best advice is to drink plenty of water before and after a session.

While some may experience detoxification, others may feel relaxed, have heightened awareness or may be energized. It is really on a case by case basis, and depends on so many factors.

Read about other Raindrop Experiences or submit your own here!

It sounds great! But, Is there any Validation of this Technique?

David Stewart, the Founder of the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE), published a book entitled "The Statistical Validation of the Raindrop Technique". It is based on the results of a questionnaire where over 400 massage therapists, chiropractors, Raindrop Facilitators and others who used the technique responded.

What were the Results of the Questionnaire?

Besides the fact that 97% of the clients receiving Raindrop felt that it was a positive experience and that they felt better after the session?

Well, over 99% said they would have another session. Approximately 90% felt their health improved and 86% felt their emotional state improved. Wow, that is some positive feedback!

If you would like to read the abstract, or purchase the book, you can go to the CARE Website. It also includes some stories of healing that will amaze you! It most certainly thrilled me!

By the way, CARE is the only organization that certifies Raindrop Specialists. This is where I received my training to become a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist.

How do I Book a Raindrop Session?

Book an appointment for yourself or your animal by contacting me by e-mail or at (561) 315-6334.

To find out more about the Raindrop Sessions and to pay for your session, click here!

I hope you have enjoyed this section on the Raindrop Technique. And that you will experience a Raindrop Technique Session soon. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Did you know that essential oils can be used to aid in relaxation for a better night's rest or to aid in discomfort in the body!

Yes, they can! While you are here, please check out those sections also!


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