I have combined Raindrop Technique, using Young Living Essential Oils, with a
full body massage, and my clients are loving it. Raindrop Technique (RT) was
developed as a result of research indicating that many forms of spinal
misalignments are caused by muscle spasms and inflammation-producing bacteria
and viruses. Once a body is properly aligned, it can function more efficiently
and effectively. In addition, RT equalizes the frequencies of the body and mind;
synergizes the electrical frequencies; and relaxes and invigorates through the
power of therapeutic-grade essential oils.
D. Gary Young, N.D. was prompted to develop RT by some fascinating information
he learned from an elder among the Lakota Indian Nation in South Dakota. The
elder related to Gary that several generations ago, his ancestors regularly
migrated north across the Canadian border into the northern regions of
Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where they often witnessed the Aurora Borealis, or
Northern Lights. When the Aurora Borealis was on display, those who were ill or
had complicated health problems would stand facing the dancing lights, hold
their hands out toward the lights, and inhale deeply. Their belief was that the
air was charged with healing energy from the Aurora Borealis. Mentally, they
would "inhale" this energy into their spine and then out through the nerve
pathways to the afflicted areas of the body.
As reported by this elder, this process stimulated an incredible healing effect
for many of his ancestors. After the Lakota could no longer migrate north and
were restricted to their reservations, they began practicing this energy process
mentally, coupled with light feather stroking to facilitate the spreading of
energy through the body. This technique gave birth to the design and development
of RT by Dr. Young. Since 1989, RT has received an enormous amount of praise
from users around the world for its ability to help ameliorate spinal
abnormalities such as scoliosis and kyphosis, and facilitate tissue cleansing.
As shown in a number of scientific studies, RT is a powerful, non-invasive tool
for assisting the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine by
utilizing the antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory action of several
essential oils. With over forty years of experience using essential oils
clinically, the French have consistently recommended neat (undiluted) use of
essential oils. An illustrious roster of 20th century French physicians provides
convincing evidence that undiluted essential oils have a valuable place in the
therapeutic arsenal of clinical professionals.
In RT, the oils are dispensed like little drops of rain from a height of about
six inches above the back and very lightly massaged along the vertebrae and back
muscles, and also on the feet. The Vita Flex Technique is used to apply the
oils. It is a specialized form of massage that is exceptionally effective in
delivering the benefits of essential oils. It is said to have originated in
Tibet thousands of years ago, and was perfected in the 1960's by Stanley
Burroughs, long before acupuncture became popular. It is based on a complete
network of reflex points that stimulate all the internal body systems. Oils are
applied to contact points, and energy is released through electrical impulses
created by contact between the fingertips and reflex points. The oils used in RT
will continue to work in the body after the treatment for up to one week, with
continued re-alignment taking place during this time. The following essential
oils are used in RT, but other oils can be added to customize the treatment:
Thyme - one of the most antiseptic essential oils. It contains thymol,
studied for its effect on gingivitis and plaque-causing oral organisms.
Anti-aging; highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic.
Beneficial in helping to overcome fatigue and exhaustion after illness.
Oregano - one of the most powerful antimicrobial essential oils. Highly damaging
to many kinds of viruses, it was recently shown in laboratory research conducted
at Weber State University to have a 99% kill rate against in vitro colonies of
Wintergreen - beneficial for massage associated with bone, muscle, and joint
discomfort; reduces blood pressure; antispasmodic; anti-inflammatory;
Cypress - improves circulation, strengthens blood capillaries; anti-infectious;
antispasmodic; helps heal emotional trauma.
Peppermint - one of the oldest and most highly regarded oils for soothing
digestion. Many scientists and doctors have also studied peppermint for a
variety of uses, from its effect on the liver and respiratory systems to its
ability to influence on impaired taste and smell when inhaled, improve
concentration and mental accuracy, and aid weight loss.
Basil - relaxing to muscles, including smooth muscle (those not subject to our
voluntary control, such as the heart and digestive system). Helps mental
fatigue, sharpens sense of smell, and soothes insect bites.
Marjoram - used for soothing the muscles and the respiratory system. Calming to
the nerves, it is antimicrobial and antiseptic.
Valor - helps balance electrical energies within the body, giving courage,
confidence, and self-esteem. Helps the body self-correct its balance and
Aroma Siez - helps relax, calm and relieve tight, sore, tired, and aching
muscles resulting from sports injuries, fatigue, and stress.