Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop Therapy is a healing modality, which combines the traditional benefits of massage therapy with the art of aromatherapy and the techniques of Vita Flex—rolling and releasing motions that activate the reflex points on the feet.

Raindrop Therapy can help you to:

  • Relieve muscle tension and stress
  • Support spinal health
  • Enhance immune system
  • Assist in detoxification
  • Promote overall health, vitality & longevity

The Raindrop Therapy was developed in the 1980’s based on Gary Young’s, the founder of Young Living, research with Essential oils as antimicrobial agent and with information from a Lakota Medicine man named Wallace Black Elk.

In the olden days the Native Indians would travel north to witness the Aurora Borealis. Those who were sick were miraculously healed by the healing energy of the Aurora Borealis. When the Native Indians were no longer able to travel north due to the border set up with Canada, they would began practicing the energy process mentally , coupled with light stroking (effleurage) to facilitate the spreading of energy through the body. The Raindrop Therapy is based on the above healing technique in combination with other massage techniques.

Medical Research has documented that many viruses and bacteria lie dormant alongside the spine and that many types of scoliosis and spinal misalignments are caused by these viruses. The Raindrop Therapy is able to assist the body in correcting the defects in the curvature of the spine by utilizing the antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action of several key essential oils.

The oils are dispensed in little drops from a height of about six inches above the back, which is where Raindrop Therapy gets its name. They are then very lightly massaged along the spine and back muscles. They are also applied to the feet. The oils continue to work in the body for up to one week following the treatment with continued re-alignment taking place.

The nine essential oils are immune enhancing; support the body’s natural defenses, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems. These oils, which are high in antioxidants, are also mood elevating and antiseptic, creating an unfavorable environment for harmful viruses and bacteria that can hibernate in the body.

The principal single oils used include:

Oregano has potent microbial and anti-inflammatory properties

Thyme is highly antimicrobial, inhibiting the growth of infectious microorganism

Basil or Balsam Fir: Basil has antispasmodic properties that relax muscles, it is also anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial

Cypress oil improves circulation, relieves spasm and swelling and helps to heal damaged tissue

Wintergreen is anti inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) due to their high methyl salicylate content. it is excellent for bones and joints

Marjoram oil is antispasmodic and muscle relaxing Peppermint enhances the effects of all the preceding essential oils. It also has pain killing and antimicrobial properties, stimulating circulation and cooling inflamed tissue.

Source: Raindrop technique, D. Gary Young ND, Essential Science Publishing 2003

Duration: 1 hour

Practitioner: Claudia Hofmaier