Raindrop Technique is a sequence of anointing with oils and laying on of hands that brings structural and electrical alignment to the body in a relaxing and invigorating manner through the power of essential oils. There are many versions of Raindrop Technique, but the same oils are applied traditionally, though not always in the same sequence. Most of the Raindrop oils are high in phenolic content to ward off potentially damaging viruses and bacteria while cleansing cellular receptor sites to enhance inter– and intra–cellular communication and improve overall bodily function. Some Raindrop oils contain a variety of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes to assist in deleting misinformation in the DNA and in reprogramming correct information in cellular memory to restore and maintain physical and emotional wellness.
The technique is called “raindrop” because essential oils are dropped neat (undiluted) on the back along the spine from a height of about 6”. The purpose is to simulate rain drops gently falling on the skin of the back. The theory is that the oils, which are said to possess electromagnetic properties, are allowed to fall through the electromagnetic field of the receiver before touching the skin. Thus, the oils are thought to interact with the receiver’s electric fields in a possibly beneficial way before being absorbed by the body through the skin. Traditional Raindrop Oils, Ancient Oils, or a Specialty Blend can be used for your Raindrop Session.
The maladies of the body and mind are in layers. During any given Raindrop session, only those layers the client is ready and willing to release will be released - both physical and emotional. Negative experiences are often our greatest teachers. That is the reason we sometimes hold on to them - because we still have something to learn from them. Both facilitator and client are encouraged to engage in Raindrop with an attitude of prayer, acknowledging our Creator as the source of all health and well-being and seeking His guidance at all times. I lovingly and willingly release that which no longer serves me in a positive and progressive way.
What To Expect
The appointment lasts 60-90 minutes, which includes some prep conversation. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes. If you get cold easily, what has worked for others is to wear a zipper-hoodie or button-down shirt backwards. This allows your back to be bare for the Raindrop, but keeps your arms from getting cold.
During the Raindrop session, I'll apply essential oils to your bare shoulders, then bare feet, and then bare back (coccyx to atlas). You might have detox symptoms that night or next day (tired) so it's a good idea to drink lots of water before and after the session. The recommended amount is to divide your weight in pounds by two and drink that number of ounces of purified water every day.
Many of my clients have shared that they are very relaxed the rest of the day and have a great night's sleep.
According to A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique by David Steward, Ph.D., RA, here are the percentages found in the following seven categories of responses: Positive 97% * Pleasant 98% * Resulted in a Healing 16% * Felt better afterwards 98% * State of health improved 89% * Emotional state improved 86% * Would receive it again 99.9% *
Among those receiving Raindrop in A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique, the most frequently reported negative results of applying undiluted oils was a burning sensation on the skin, skin rashes, nausea, headaches, and tiredness. Among the outcomes of thousands of raindrop sessions included in the report, no negative experiences more severe than these five items was reported. Not one case of an allergic reaction was discovered by this study even through an honest effort was made to find and report such reactions if they existed.
Young Living Essential Oils - Traditional Oils used in the Raindrop Session
Valor - Gentle and soothing, it helps balance bodily electricity, and stimulate spinal realignment, affects the limbic system in a way to improve one’s self-image, and enhancing one’s feelings of confidence, courage, and self-esteem.
Oregano - One of the most powerful antimicrobial essential oils. Research at Weber State University demonstrated 99% kill rate against in-vitro colonies of Streptococcus pneumonia.
Thyme - Antiseptic, immune enhancing, supportive of body’s natural defenses.
Basil - Can be relaxing to both voluntary muscles and to the involuntary muscles as well. Voluntary muscles include the motor muscles of the arms, legs, back, abdomen, neck, and face. Mentally energizing and invigorating. Used for tension headaches. Can improve senses of taste and smell.
Wintergreen - Supports joints and skeletal structure and has a cortisone-like effect in that it may stimulate the body’s own production of natural cortisone which has none of the untoward side-effects of synthetic cortisone. Also has analgesic properties inasmuch as its chemical structure is similar to that of aspirin.
Marjoram - Relaxing to both the involuntary muscles and to the voluntary muscles as well. Involuntary muscles include the heart, diaphragm, digestive tract, and reproductive organs. Soothing to nerves. Used for migraines. Antiseptic and antimicrobial.
Cypress - Antimicrobial. Supportive of the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Stimulates the body’s natural white corpuscle production.
Peppermint - Supports digestive system, respiratory system, and nervous system. Has been used for headaches. Research has shown that inhaling peppermint improves concentration and mental retention. Detoxifying to the liver. A synergistic oil that supports and improves the beneficial actions of other oils used in conjunction.
Aroma Siez - Calming, relaxing and relieves tension. Relaxes muscles, including tight muscles and muscle spasms (seizures). May relieve headaches.
Ortho Ease - A soothing massage blend. Used in European hospitals, formulated to soothe muscle aches and minor swelling. Contains natural antioxidants.
Young Living Essential Oils - Ancient Oils used in the Raindrop Session
The essential oils found in the Oils of Ancient Scripture Collection were used in ancient times as a first resource for wellness.
Cassia essential oil is closely related to Cinnamon Bark and shares many of the same cleansing properties, making it a great option to diffuse or incorporate in home cleaning solutions.
Cedarwood essential oil has a calming and soothing aroma, and it promotes the appearance of healthy skin, hair, and scalp when applied topically.
Cistus essential oil is believed to be the biblical Rose of Sharon. Considered a spiritual oil, it can be used to support self-awareness and reflection while meditating.
Cypress essential oil has a clean, evergreen aroma that can be used aromatically to create an ambience of security and grounding. Applied topically, it has benefits for skin, hair, and scalp.
Frankincense has been used in religious rituals for over 3,000 years. It has been known to enhance immunological function, beautify skin, and increase spiritual awareness.
Hyssop essential oil has a slightly sweet scent and was considered a sacred oil in ancient Egypt, Israel, and Greece. Its fragrant scent stimulates creativity and meditation.
Myrrh essential oil has an earthy aroma that can enhance prayer, meditation, and spiritual practices when diffused. Applied topically, it is known to beautify, cleanse, and moisturize the skin, making it a great addition to your skin care routine.
Myrtle essential oil has an invigorating aroma with properties that can help beautify and enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
Onycha essential oil has a calming, vanilla aroma and is known as pure and holy, uplifting the spirit when used as incense or perfume.
Sacred Sandalwood essential oil creates a grounding, sacred aroma that can be diffused or inhaled to enhance spiritual practices or applied topically to promote the appearance of youthful, glowing skin.
Young Living Essential Oils - Chakra Harmony Oils used in the Raindrop Session
Chakras are energy centers found along the midline of the body, extending through the torso both in the front and back. The 1st chakra, or root, is located around the tailbone and the 7th chakra, or crown, at the top of the head, with the rest in between. Emotions are projected and received via the energy transmitted through the chakras. Clearing all the chakras with oils is a great way to align your energy field or to recap and unwind before retiring for the night.
Root - Cedarwood, or Western or Canadian Red Cedar. I am one with all that is, which allows me to move out of Survival into Unity.
Creative - SARA. I am complete within myself, which allows me to release Expectations and move into Appreciation.
Solar Plexas - Sacred Mountain. I am conscious, which allows me to move out of Mass Consciousness and manifest Devine consciousness.
Heart - White Angelica. I am enough, which allows me to release Greed and freely Give.
Throat - Ylang Ylang. I express, which allows me to release Possessiveness and feely Share.
Third Eye - Cedarwood. I know who I am, which allows me to release Conceit and embody Humility.
Crown - Release. I am one with all that is, which allows me to release Rebellion and experiences Oneness.
Star - Idaho Fir. It is my intention to return my Body, Mind, and Spirit to the point of Perfection.
From Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils (16th Edition 2020) by Carolyn L Mein, D.C., page 62.