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When you think of complementary and alternative medicine, Raindrop Therapy probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But this unique treatment, which uses essential oils to improve your health, is one of the most powerful therapies out there. If you’re curious about Raindrop Therapy or just want to learn more about it, keep reading! I’ll tell you everything you need to know about this powerful treatment.

What is the Raindrop Technique? 
The Raindrop Technique is a method of applying oils to the feet and back. It has tremendous benefits. Developed by Gary Young initially to help with scoliosis. However, it works so well in supporting the entire body including the emotional and spiritual systems that the Raindrop Technique is now used to help with a wide array of issues and to support our general health.

Raindrop incorporates the Vitaflex technique and the power of essential oils in bringing the body into structural and electrical alignment. 
The term, “Vitaflex”, means “Vitality through the Reflexes” and involves the gentle pressing and rolling of the fingertips at specific Vitaflex points. The currants so generated are thought to be of therapeutic value.
The Raindrop Technique is consistent with the French model for aromatherapy. It uses a sequence of essential oils that are immune enhancing, supporting the body's natural defenses, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous and other body systems.
Benefits of Raindrop Therapy

The application of essential oils can help:
  • Relieve tension headaches
  • Ease stress and anxiety
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Boost energy levels
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Ease muscle aches and pains

Raindrop Therapy begins with the application of a variety of essential oils applied to the body in a specific way and sequential order. The oils are massaged into the skin using slow, rhythmic strokes.

Essential oils are dispensed like drops of rain from a height of about 6 inches along the spine. It feels like raindrops gently striking your spine and it is very relaxing and comforting.

The theory of dropping oils from this height is to allow the oils, which possess electromagnetic properties, to fall through the electromagnetic field of the client before touching the skin. The oils are thought to interact with the client’s electric field beneficially before being absorbed through the skin.
There are numerous benefits of the Raindrop Technique, some of which are listed below. The benefits of the Raindrop Technique may not all be apparent immediately following the session. Adjustments can continue for up to a week.

  • Helps Detox the Body Systems – The essential oils being high in phenols cleanse cellular receptor sites and enhance the lymphatic system detox of the body.
  • Re-aligns the Spine in a Non-Manipulative Manner – Microbes along the spine contribute to deformities and can be the cause of spinal diseases such as scoliosis. The essential oils of oregano, marjoram, thyme and basil have anti-viral and/or anti-bacterial properties. Most people experience a slight increase in their height! This is due to the realignment of the spine and detoxification along the spinal column.
  • Reduces Stress and Anxiety – Not only can the essential 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.
  • Supports Immune System – Thyme and oregano essential oils are known in supporting the immune system. Also, the body will be releasing toxins and eliminating viruses and bacteria which ultimately strengthen the immune system and your overall health.
  • Helps Reduces Inflammation – Three known, natural anti-inflammatory essential oils, wintergreen, thyme and peppermint, are used in this technique.
  • Flushes Toxins from the Body - Oils high in phenols help flush toxins and speed up the body’s natural detox. The lymphatic system is stimulated into working harder and more fluidly. All positive motions, and will leave you feeling wonderful.
  • Relaxes Muscles and Helps Ease Muscle Discomfort – Muscles that are sore, spastic, or stressed will also benefit. Basil, wintergreen, marjoram, cypress and peppermint essential oils and the massage oil blend Ortho Ease, help relieves muscle discomfort. 
  • Supports Lymphatic and Blood Circulation – The essential oils of cypress, marjoram, and peppermint all have properties that increase circulation and/or act as circulatory stimulants.
  • Balances and Re-aligns 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 center and ground itself.
  • Supports Emotional Well-Being and Release Essential oils cross the blood-brain barrier and affect the limbic system where emotions are stored.

As a certified Raindrop Massage Therapist, I am devoted to helping my clients achieve optimum health and balance by taking a holistic approach to overall wellness, intentional living, energy healing, and nutrition.

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It's time to discover the transformative power of Raindrop Therapy, a sanctuary for your body, mind, and spirit. Embrace the soothing pace of recovery as pure essential oils, with their inherent plant-based healing properties, course through you, leading to a state of deep relaxation.

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The Raindrop Technique was developed by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young in 1989 as a unique practice based on methods that have been used for centuries to rejuvenate the body and mind. 

Inspired by the Lakota Native American tradition of observing the northern lights while inhaling the affirming aroma of nearby conifer trees, the Raindrop Technique helps bring balance and harmony to the body by combining targeted massage and essential oils with specific health properties.

  • These oils are well known for their ability to support the body's natural response to inflammation and pathogens, to soothe the respiratory system, support immunity and ease muscle tension.

Both practitioner and recipient should drink plenty of water. Applying White Angelicaessential oil blend to your wrists and heart can also set the tone for those giving and receiving the massage.
During a Raindrop massage, the oils are dispensed onto the back like drops of rain, from about 6 inches above. As they are dropped onto the skin along the spine, the oils are lightly feathered up along the vertebrae and out along the muscles from the base of the spine to the neck. 

Because of the large amount of nerve endings along the spine, the oils continue to work for several days after application.

  • Start by applying Valor to the soles of the feet and massaging in gently. 
  • Then, apply the oils individually, starting at the base of the spine and feathering each one upward and outward before applying the next one. 
  • Apply 3-5 drops of each oil in this order: Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Aroma Siez, Peppermint, Valor. 
For more detailed instructions on how to perform a Raindrop Massage, watch this video from the Young Living YouTube Channel: RAINDROP TUTORIAL
Everyone will experience a Raindrop Technique massage differently. For some people, it might be relaxing and calming. For others, it might be more energizing. How you experience it will be unique to you; but regardless of whether your experience leaves you feeling relaxed or energized, be sure to stay hydrated!

And, interestingly, most people grow! The back muscles relax so much that the recipient is able to stand taller comfortably. I have seen growth from as little as one-quarter inch up to 2 inches!
*Constituents are naturally occurring chemical compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them specific health-supporting properties.

Some studies on the constituents in these oils have suggested the following:

  • Carvacrol: this constituent provides incredible benefits including immune health (overall and digestive), antioxidants, and may support the body's ability to heal.
  • Thymol: contains cleansing properties, antioxidants and supports the body during times of inflammation.
  • Alpha-pinene: a powerful antioxidant, some studies have shown alpha-pinene to support the body through inflammation and to help calm the mind
  • Limonene: known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-stress support, this is a powerful constituent with many health benefits
Because our bodies are intricately designed, we cannot separate the physical from the emotional, and Raindrop can be a powerful emotional tool as well! When we begin to fall below the wellness line it affects us physically, yes, but also spiritually, emotionally, mentally – which means that supporting our physical bodies also helps support our emotions.

Whether it is muscular, from an immune system need or something else, physical pain and stress on the body also affects the emotions. Massage can be a wonderful tool for relieving this, and adding in the powerful properties of the Raindrop oils takes the healing even further!

The Raindrop Collection can help to promote physical health within the body and also helps to lift the spirit, reduce stress, ease anxiety, and calm the mind. The herbaceous scents of these oils are so soothing! 
The Raindrop Technique Essential Oil Collection is one of Young Living's most popular collections, and for good reason! We have seen what an amazing health tool this technique and these oils can be. You can purchase the Raindrop Technique collection at a discount or order any of the items individually. 

The Raindrop Technique Essential Oil Collection includes nine 5 ml bottles of Young Living essential oils and two bottles of Young Living premium massage oils:
  • Valor essential oil blend
  • Oregano essential oil
  • Thyme essential oil
  • Basil essential oil
  • Cypress essential oil
  • Wintergreen essential oil
  • Marjoram essential oil
  • Aroma Siez essential oil blend
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
  • Ortho Ease massage oil
While a massage from a licensed practitioner is always ideal, the Raindrop Technique method’s simple massage techniques from a loved one can also be beneficial. 

  • Gary wanted to empower everyone in their wellness journey, so an at-home experience fits perfectly with that vision. 
  • He worked to share his knowledge about the Raindrop Technique method so others could share its rejuvenating properties with those they love most. 
  • Check out the best way to give this massage HERE.
You can perform the Raindrop Technique method on teens, kids, and small children. 

Use one drop of oil and remember: Dilute, dilute, dilute your essential oils, especially when working on children. 

  • Some of the oils such as Peppermint, Wintergreen and Aroma Siez can be a little "spicy" so make sure they wash their hands if they touch the oils and keep them away from the face.

  • If oils get into the eyes, please don't flush with water, that will drive the oil deeper into the eye. Rather use a fatty oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, V-6 from Young Living or another carrier oil to help absorb the heat. Any stinging sensation will subside after a few minutes (speaking from experience).
Check out how to use oils for littles here.
YES! You can diffuse this blend of oils as well! I recommend making a pre-made blend, then using a dropper bottle to add 8-12 drops to your diffuser. 

Raindrop Diffuser Blend: 
10 drops each Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Marjoram, Cypress, Wintergreen, Peppermint, Aroma Siez + 20 drops Lavender

To use: 
Mix all together in a dropper bottle, and swirl to mix. Add 8-12 drops to your diffuser with water and diffuse!

Diffuser Recipes:
  • Herb Garden: 2 drops each Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Peppermint + 4 drops Lavender
  • Immune Boost: 3 drops each Oregano, Lemon, Thyme, Lavender
  • Soothe It: 3 drops each Cypress, Peppermint, Lemon, Marjoram
The Raindrop oils are incredible health tools for everyone in the family! For younger children (under 6), remember to dilute more and leave out Wintergreen. You can add Lavender to the mix as well!

  • Make the Raindrop Massage Technique a part of your health routine! Some choose to have a spouse or partner massage these oils onto their spine weekly, every few days, or even every day.

  • Make a Raindrop Roller to use daily or use acutely when defenses need to be reinforced. If using acutely, use multiple times an hour for the first hour, then use at least every hour.
    • 10mL roller bottle
    • 10-15 drops each Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Marjoram, Cypress, Wintergreen, Peppermint, Aroma Siez, Lavender or Valor
    • Optional: 2-3 pumps OrthoEase Massage oil
    • Fill with carrier of choice

  • A Raindrop Detox Bath is a great practice when defenses start to go down or whenever you need a boost.
    • 1 cup magnesium flakes
    • 3 drops each Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Marjoram, Cypress, Lavender
    • 2 drops Peppermint, Wintergreen, Aroma Siez
    • Add oils and magnesium together in a glass jar and mix. Place the jar under hot, running water to diffuse out into bath water. Soak as long as possible! 
    • If you prefer a shower, mix the oils and magnesium flakes together, then pour onto the shower floor just outside the main flow of water.

  • Use this Raindrop Oral Spray as needed
    • 10mL glass spray bottle 
    • 1 drop each Oregano Vitality, Thyme Vitality, Peppermint Vitality, 
    • 2 drops each Lemon Vitality, Orange Vitality  
    • Splash Olive Oil
    • Filtered Water
    • Add all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well. Spritz into your mouth daily or as desired! Note: this one may tingle a bit! 
That's a great question! It is very common for Raindrop Practitioner's to have you stand tall against a wall and record your height both before and after receiving a Raindrop. 

People often experience growth because their muscles are less tense and more relaxed this allows them to stand taller without the intense tightness and pain.

Most people will see growth from 1/2 - 1 inch, although I have seen 2 inches of "growth"!

I ONLY use and recommend Young Living essential oils when providing the Raindrop Technique because it is the only company with the Seed to Seal process, ensuring the purity of each essential oil and protecting nature’s living energy in every bottle produced.

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