Now I am certified to give Raindrop Technique myself and have had the pleasure to give them here in Nyc, my native country Finland and even on our yoga retreat in Jamaica last February. Raindrop has a magical way to bring you "home" to your center, or sattva guna, as we refer to it in yogic terms. When life is in a turmoil it can be an amazing way to calm things down enough to feel connection to your higher Self.
The Raindrop Technique, or RT, was developed by Dr. Gary Young, and a Lakota medicine man almost two decades ago. It uses a sequence of nine highly immune enhancing Young Living Essential Oils. They are dropped like rain from a height of about 6 inches onto the spine and then lightly massaged into the skin using different techniques. This disperses the oils along the nervous system throughout the entire body. Gary Young believes that many types of spinal problems and misalignments are caused by toxins that lie dormant within the spine. The use of the essential oils helps to dispose of the viruses within the spine, helping its structure return to normal. Now, I must share with you that I have misalignments in my spine; a slight scoliosis, and I often get pain in my neck and my sacroiliac joint. I recently got Raindop Treatment by Catherine again, and on my way back home my neck spontaneously adjusted. It was not painful, quite the opposite, it felt amazing; like a free flow of energy was flooding into areas that had felt deprived from it. I personally like taking a yoga class prior to receiving any bodywork or energetic healing, it allows you to be more open to the benefits. I always feel at peace and centered after a RT, and arrange to have time after to meditate, day dream. ponder perhaps questions like: 'What is my highest purpose? How can I be of service? Am I stuck in certain areas of life or am I connected to the flow? How can I enjoy life more?'
If you have ever experienced Raindrop you've enjoyed a truly transformative essential oil experience. If you decide to give it a try remember to drink lots of water starting the day before. I ask my clients to drink at least a liter of extra water, the day before, the day of treatment and the day or two after. This is important, because Raindrop is a cleanse as well so you will need to aid the process of releasing toxins from your system. The treatment starts facing up with an eye pillow on your eyes, and the oils are massaged into the feet one by one using vita flex technique on a specific line in the feet that correlates with the alignment of the spine. This means that even though your feet are being worked on you may feel the spine adjusting and realigning meanwhile (I choose not to have a pillow or blanket under my head during this part, as it gives my neck an opportunity to fix its alignment)! Then you turn over and the oils are applied to the back using several light massage techniques and feather stroking that feels amazing (it is great if you feel goose pumps during this technique as it allows the receptor sites to activate and oils are absorbed into the system more efficiently). As the oils are dropped onto the back they go through the persons aura first and enhance the energetic field. Finally you turn around once more for three rounds of brain stem pump; gentle rocking of the whole body to stimulate the lymphatic system. While the treatment is between 45min to 60min the benefits may last a week. You will look about 5-10 years younger immediately after, its like a one hour facelift. One of those terrible side affects…
The RT helps rid of any toxins or bacteria that are deep within the body and provides a boost to the immune system. It is used to help realign the spine, reduce stress and relieve back pain and tension. It is a wonderful way to to do a cleanse without having to starve your self and do a an all liquids fast necessarily.
The oils that are used in the technique and some of their benefits:
Valor - aligns our physical, mental and emotional bodies electrically in the body
Oregano - for the immune system, cleansing
Thyme - cleans receptor sites, helps to overcome fatique and exhaustion
Basil - relax muscles, release emotional blocks
Cypress - grounding, great for circulation
Wintergreen - anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving)
Marjoram - herb of happiness, relieve spasms
Aromasiez - relieve tight, sore and tired muscles
Peppermint - drives the other oils in
If you feel like you may be sensitive or allergic to these oils, you can take a deep inhale and sigh out on your exhale; these oils contain no proteins, peptides nor amino acids. Therefore you can not be allergic to them. If you are allergic to almonds though, there are a small amounts of protein in Valor oil as it is a blend mixed with almond oil. I have never had an incident where someone had an allergic reaction but the oils can definitely be diluted if you are worried. Oregano and Thyme may burn slightly on your back as they pull out toxins, I am used to this and I actually love the feeling as I know the purpose of it, but if its too much I put a thicker oil over it and it will take away the burning.
I have learned the hard way about the power of these oils. Once I had applied all of the Raindrop oils on my back and went to enjoy my morning green tea in the kitchen. Damani (my son) woke up, came to the kitchen and wanted to give me a hug. It all happened so fast that I didn't even think about the oils on me. His hands touched the oils as he hugged me, and then he went to rub his sleepy eyes! Ouch! Of course this was terribly painful for him and the instinct was to wash his eyes with water, but thankfully I knew better. Water will only make matters worse, you always get a thick oil like olive oil and you directly pour it into the area of burning, in the eyes in this case. Do not worry it will immediately help. Lesson learned. Now Damani loves if I do the massage techniques on him, but he prefers no oils. You can do Raindrop for children and even pets, but you need to dilute the oils and reduce the amount of drops used. There are incredible stories of pets and even horses benefitting from this technique.
If you are interested in becoming a Raindrop Technique practitioner you can sign up here for a training by the amazing Catherine Garro. The training is on Wednesday August 27th, 8am-5:45pm and is held at Ishta Yoga.
For transformative Raindrop Technique appointments in Brooklyn or Manhattan, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in ordering Young Living Therapeutic Grade Oils for whole sale price, you can order them here using my member number: 1390617.