Raindrop technique is a powerful technique using essential oils that was developed by D. Gary Young in the 1980s. It combines several modalities to bring balance and transformation. It also supports 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:
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 transformational 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 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:
What Essential Oils are used in the Raindrop Technique?
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.
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 support a healthy immune system. Use to complement other holistic modalities especially chiropractic, laser or massage. Perfect for releasing tension in spine after exercise and training! 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. 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 fell peaceful. 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 improved well being and 86% felt their emotional feeling 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.
By the way, CARE is one of the only organization that certifies people in this technique. 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.
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