WHAT IS RAINDROP TECHNIQUE?
Raindrop technique is a powerful technique using Young Living essential oils that was developed by Dr. Gary Young in the 1980s. It combines several modalities to bring balance and transformation. It also supports body systems on a physical and emotional level. This technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. The session last about an hour, however the benefits may last up to a week or more.
Dr. Young 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:
Raindrop Therapy 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 Technique
Vita flex was brought to the us in the 1920s by Stanley Burroughs. It is an ancient Tibetan 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.
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 raindrops. It feels like a rain drop gently striking your spin 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.
WHAT Essential oils ARE USED IN raindrop therapy
These are the oils that are used in Raindrop Therapy
Valor; Helps balance bodily electricity and stimulate spinal realignment, affects the limbic system in a way to improve self image and enhancing feelings of confidence, courage, and self esteem. Contains esters, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpenes.
Oregano; Powerful antimicrobial, 99% kill rate against in-vitro colonies of streptococcus pneumonia. Cleanse cellular receptor sites. High in phenylpropanoids.
Thyme; Antiseptic, immune enhancing, supportive of body’s natural defenses. Thyme has been used to combat the bacterium that causes anthrax. High in phenylpropanoids.
Basil; Relaxing to both voluntary muscles and involuntary muscles. Voluntary muscles include all of the motor muscles of the arms, legs, back, abdomen, neck, and face. Mentally energizing and invigorating. Used for tension headaches, can improve senses of taste and smell. High in phenolic ethers.
Wintergreen; Supports joints and skeletal structure. Has a cortisone like effect in that it may stimulate the body's own production of natural cortisone which has none of the untoward side-effects of synthetic cortisone.
Marjoram; Relaxing to both the involuntary muscles and to the voluntary muscles. Involuntary muscles include the heart, diaphragm, digestive tract, and reproductive organs. Soothing to nerves. Used for migraines. Antiseptic and antimicrobial. Marjoram is about half monoterpenes.
Cypress; Antimicrobial. Supportive of circulatory and lymphatic systems. Stimulates the body natural white corpuscle production. Restoring proper cellular programming to restore health and maintain wellness
Aroma Siez; Calming, relaxing and relieves tension. Relaxes muscles including tight muscles. Relieve headaches. Contains monoterpenes, esters, and phenols.
Peppermint; Supports digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system. Used for headaches. Research has shown that inhaling peppermint improves concentration and mental retention. Detoxifying to the liver. a synergistic oil that supports and improves the beneficial actions of other oils used in conjunction. High in phenolics, but contains 9% sesquiterpenes.
WHAT IS THE CONCEPT BEHIND FEATHER STROKING?
in the 1980s Doctor 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 crossing and reservations) the Lakota people would raise their hands towards 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. This is the massage technique that was taught to Gary Young and is named feather stroking.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF Raindrop therapy?
There are numerous benefits of RDT. 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 harmony by opening every flow throughout the body.
Reduces 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.
Aid the body natural response to inflammation and injury
Thyme and oregano support the immune, respiratory, nervous and other body systems. They are strong antioxidants.
Eases muscle discomfort after exercise
Muscles that are tense and in minor discomfort due to exercise will also benefit. Basil, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Cypress and Peppermint essential oils may reduce tension.
Support healthy immune system
Thyme and Oregano essential oils support a healthy immune system.
Emotional well being and release
Essential oils effect the limbic system
Where emotions are stored in the brains emotional computer.
Help detox the body systems
The oils that are high in phenols may cleanse cellular receptor sites and enhance cleansing of the body.