Raindrop Therapy is an unconventional technique using essential oils that was developed by D. Gary Young in the 1980s. It combines several holistic modalities to bring balance and alignment to the body in a non-invasive manner. It also stimulates all the body systems on a physical and emotionally level.
This technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. Each session lasts about an hour, however the benefits may last up to a week or more.
Gary found that combining several holistic techniques, described below, created a synergistic effect on the body. The 2 types of therapy that combine to form Raindrop Therapy are:
Aromatherapy – Raindrop 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 – Vita Flex was brought to the US in the 1920s by Stanley Burroughs. It is an ancient Tibetan healing 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.
Balances and re-aligns the energy centres (chakras) of the body – The combination of techniques brings structural alignment to the body. The essential oil blend of Valour helps the body re-align and is often referred to as “chiropractor in the bottle”.
Reduces stress and 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.
Reduces inflammation in the body – Three known, natural anti-inflammatory oils, wintergreen, thyme and peppermint, are used in this technique.
Relaxes muscles – Muscles that are sore or stressed will benefit from the relaxation. Basil, wintergreen, marjoram, cypress and peppermint essential oils help with all the common muscle conditions.
Relieve pain – A study in 2001 confirmed that the existence of infectious microorganisms near the spine causes pain and inflammation.