Raindrop Technique combines the art of Aromatherapy with the Vita Flex and massage technique using calming, energising, and soothing essential oils to various areas of the body for mind and body detoxification.
Raindrop Technique is the result of combining ancient Lakota wisdom with the latest in essential oil research. It was developed by D. Gary Young, founder and president of Young Living Essential Oils, based on techniques taught to him by a Lakota medicine man. By integrating gentle massage sequences with specific essential oils, this experience balances energy, releases toxins, and facilitates open energy flow throughout the body.
This practice originates from the Lakota Indian tribe in South Dakota, whose ancestors would travel North across the Canadian border to experience the wonders of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. In Lakota Native American healing practices, healers sweep a feather upwards along the spine in imitation of the Northern Lights, which are revered for their healing energy.
Raindrop technique involves dropping a synergistic combination of nine therapeutic grade essential oils & oil blends directly onto and around the spine from about six inches above the body. The oils are then worked into the spine using light strokes with the fingers which stimulate energy impulses and disperse the oils along the nervous system throughout the entire body.
+ Provides a healthy balance to the body
+ Improves circulation
+ Balance and harmonise the energy and structural systems of the body
+ Produces deep relaxation and facilitates the release of stubborn emotions
+ Works to unwind tight and sore muscles, tendons, and ligaments
+ Enhance immunity and cleanse the body of toxins
+ May help to reduce spinal inflammations and kill viruses that hibernate along the spinal column
What is the Vita Flex Technique?
+ The Vita Flex Technique is a highly specialised form of reflexology developed by Stanley Burroughs, stimulating and supporting each gland and organ. Essential oils are applied to areas of the feet that correspond to various body systems, helping to alleviate tension, bodily imbalances, and more.
+ The spinal cord is thought to be the centre of energy distribution throughout the body, which is why it plays such an important role in the Raindrop Technique.
Essential Oils Used:
VALOR – is the first and most important oil used in this therapy because it works on physical and emotional levels, supporting the body’s electrical and energetic alignment and relieving pain along the spine.
THYME – is used for its ability to support the immune system by attacking any bacteria, fungus, infection or virus that may be present. It may also help one overcome fatigue and physical weakness after an illness.
OREGANO – works in conjunction with thyme to strengthen the immune system and to attack bacteria and viruses. It may also act as an antiseptic for the respiratory system, help balance metabolism and help strengthen the vital centres of the body.
CYPRESS– is used for its anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and diuretic properties. In addition, it may function as a decongestant for the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
WINTERGREEN – may remove discomfort associated with the inflammation of bones, muscles, and joints. Its primary (natural) constituent, methyl salicylate, has a cortisone-like activity. It may also help cleanse the lymphatic system.
BASIL – is relaxing to spastic muscles and is stimulating to the nerves and to the adrenal glands.
PEPPERMINT– is used to calm and strengthen the nerves, reduce inflammation and is highly effective when dealing with conditions related to the respiratory system. It also has a synergistic and enhancing effect on all other oils.
MARJORAM – is used to relax spastic muscles, soothe the nerves, relieve cramps, aches and pains, and to help calm the respiratory system.
AROMA SIEZ – a highly antispasmodic blend of essential oils that may help to relax sore, tense, or inflamed muscles.
ORTHO EASE MASSAGE OIL – is used to relax all the muscles of the back and legs and to help reduce any stress, arthritic pain or tension that may exist.
Interested in learning more about the different types of essential oils as a beginner? Our Raindrop Technique therapist Irene Li shares her guide and tips in this blog post. Click here to read.