essential oils

Raindrop Technique
The Beautiful Art of Bringing Balance

Essential Oils were used in ancient times to lift the spirit and increase the energies of the body. The Bible contains many examples of oils being used to anoint and cleanse the body. The beautiful ritual of applying oils was practiced with the purest intentions in the hope of bringing great joy and relief to both, those who gave and those who received it.

Raindrop Technique DVD The Raindrop Technique, a gentle massage method of "dropping" essential oils on the spine and back, was introduced to modern society by D. Gary Young. His inspiration came from the traditions of an earth-based people, the Lakota Indians. A Lakota medicine man named Wallace Black Elk told Gary the story of how the Lakota people used to migrate to Canada each spring. There they would experience the beauty and healing benefits of the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights.

The Lakota people would reach their hands high into the sky, using them as antennas to pull vibrant energy from the dancing lights. They would breathe the energy level in and push it up the spines. They believed that these enchanting lights had the power to raise their personal energy level and to make them well.

In the 1800's, when the borders between the United States and Canada were completed, the Lakota people could no longer travel north to experience the energizing effects of the Northern Lights. So they used feathers instead to raise their energy, brushing them lightly up the spine.

A few years after his meeting with Wallace Black Elk, Gary studied the beneficial effects of therapeutic-grade essential oils on spinal malformities and other difficulties of the body. He was inspired at that time to use a brushing technique similar to what is used by the Lakota when applying the oils. The result is the famous Raindrop Technique, which has benefited thousands.

Raindrop Technique

The Raindrop Technique is often used in conjunction with a type of foot massage called Vita Flex. These two techniques are very different from traditional reflexology and back massage in that they do not employ heavy pressure, pushing, or any form of spinal manipulation. The gentle action of the oils is what brings about the remarkable results.

The principle oils include: Valor, thyme, oregano, wintergreen, cypress, peppermint, basil, and marjoram. The oils are dropped onto the back from a height of about six inches, hence the name, "Raindrop". The oils are then lightly brushed with the fingertips until they are absorbed into the skin, infusing the body with their positive properties.

For a DVD or VHS on the Raindrop Technique click here.

For step-by-step instructions read the Essential Oils Desk Referrence.

See the oils used in the Raindrop Technique Kit.

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