The Raindrop Technique, developed by D. Gary Young, N.D. and a Lakota medicine man almost two decades ago, uses a sequence of nine highly immune enhancing essential oils. They are dropped like rain from a height of about 6 inches onto the spine and then lightly massaged in using various hand to body techniques. This stimulates energy impulses and disperses the oils along the nervous system throughout the entire body.
We all carry things in our body that can reduce the effectiveness of our immune system. Essential oils applied to the spinal column are absorbed through the nerves that feed the entire body. Wonderfully soothing, nurturing and relaxing, the Raindrop Technique can work its benefits in the body for days, weeks or months. With essential oils applied via the Raindrop Technique, the body can be brought into balance and the energy centers can be cleared and re-aligned. The Raindrop Technique also helps to support spinal health and can help to bring it into proper alignment. Although a session lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, the oils will continue to work in the body for a minimum of a week following the treatment.
A "Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique" published by Dr. David Stewart surveyed 422 adults, representing 39 states and 6 other countries. Out of 11,256 procedures the results were:
96.3% Positive Experience
96.4% Pleasant Experience
96.0% Felt Better
87.7% Healing Results
90.8% Improved Health
81.0% Improved Emotions
96.7% Would Continue
The benefits of Raindrop Technique include:
Enhanced circulation - Clinical studies have shown that essential oils massaged into the back and neck tissue increased circulation to the brain.
Increased immune function - This has been documented in university research with massage techniques.
Reduces discomfort - Raindrop utilizes many massage techniques that aid the body in reducing discomfort and creating a more relaxed state. Essential oils known to aid in relief of discomfort are used in this technique.
Release of negative emotions - Essential oil aromas have the ability to touch our emotions. The aroma of essential oils reach the limbic system of the brain and aid in the release of negative emotions.
Spinal alignment - Raindrop Technique has been shown to help the spine come into proper and natural alignment.
Stress relief - Massage techniques are used that reduce stress and cause relaxation in the body.
In my clinical experience many people, after receiving Raindrop Technique have commented about having more energy that same day than they have ever had in their lives, followed by the best night's sleep ever! Some have experienced an energy surge two or three days after a session that continues over time. Many of my past clients experienced significant relief from many different types of challenges when other forms of therapy had not helped. I've noted a number of clients remark that their chiropractic adjustments hold longer in combination with Raindrop Technique.
- Star Moree, PT