Raindrop Technique is a procedure for applying essential oils to the feet, back, and spine. It s a form of aromatherapy. It was developed during the 1980's by a naturopathic physician, D. Gary Young. In developing the methodology, Young worked with the Lakota elder. Raindrop incorporates certain Native American concepts, including a speial form of massage called "feather stroking" which is similar to a massage technique called "effleurage."
The person performing Raindrop is referred to as the "facilitator" while the one receiving the Raindrop is referred to as the "client" or the "receiver".
In summary, Raindrop Technique is a combination of various aspects of conventional massage, adaptations of Oriental acupressure and reflexology (VitaFlex), Native American healing techniques, and aromatherapy using therapeutic-grade essential oils ( defined on the Young Living Tab). The techniques of Raindrop performed with non-therapeutic grade oils (food or perfume grades) is not a true representation of the method.
Information for this page is taken from, "A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique"
by Dr. David Stewart, PhD