Raindrop Technique Step-By-Step Instructions
The following description of the process is taken from Gary Young's book,
"AromaTechnique, The Essential Beginning." (This book offers the
fullest description of this gentle application of essential oils, along
with detailed descriptions of each of the oils.)
Have the person lie face-down on the table with the head resting in the face cradle of the massage table or with the head slightly lower than the rest of the body. The body should
be as straight as possible with the hips flat on the table. The arms can be resting along the side of the body or over the edge of the table.You will need three medium-size towels, hot water and a way to protect the modesty of the individual as he or she will be moving around.
Place six drops of Valor on each foot. It works
best if there are two people who can apply the Valor. One person can apply
six drops on each shoulder, and the other person can apply six drops on
each foot. The person who is at the feet may sit or kneel with the right
hand holding the right foot and the left hand holding the left foot. The
palm of the hand should be flat against the bottom of the feet with as much
hand-to-foot contact as possible.
The individual assisting is at the head sitting or standing with right
hand to right shoulder and left hand to left shoulder with as much hand-to-shoulder
contact as possible. Now you must be patient. Do not attempt to force your
thoughts or make something happen. Let your mind be free and peaceful. You
may feel a mild heat or tingling sensation around the feet, or an energy
working up through the legs or back--even as high as the head.
This is the foundation for everything that follows. In most cases, you
will see some realignment of the spine. The results you will see depend
largely upon the frequency of the person holding the feet. If there are
other people in the room with negative attitudes and the individual applying
the oils does not have a high enough frequency to block out that negative
interference, the results may be less than optimal.
Next comes the application of the oils of thyme
and oregano. Hold the bottle approximately six
inches above the skin and let five drops of each oil drop from the bottle
evenly spaced along the spine from bottom to top (sacrum to atlas or 1st
cervical). Try to stay in the electrical field as much as possible. It does
not matter which oil is applied first. Apply one oil and then layer it by
gently spreading it evenly along the curvature of the spine. Apply the second
oils the same way. You don't need large drops, and more is not better. Then
apply 10 to 15 drops of the V-6 Mixing Oil to
prevent any discomfort.
With four inch strokes in a brushing motion and using the nail side of
your finger tips, lightly feather up the spine from the sacrum to the atlas.
Remember to follow the curvature of the spine. Repeat this technique two
more times, always starting at the sacrum.
Then use your fingertips again, starting at the sacrum, feathering up
again about four inches, and then flaring your finger tips out to the side
of the body. The right hand will move to the right, and the left hand will
move out to the left. Begin your stroking again, starting at the sacrum,
stroking up about eight inches, and then flaring out again. Begin your stroking
again, starting at the sacrum, feathering up about 12 inches, and then flaring
the fingers out. Continue this technique to the atlas and flare out through
the shoulders. Repeat this whole sequence two more times.
The final move in this step is to start at the sacrum, and in full-length
strokes, feather all the way up the spine to the atlas and then feather
your fingertips out over the shoulders and repeat two more times.
Now apply the oils of Cypress, Wintergreen, Basil and Peppermint
in that order. Apply four to five drops of the first oil along the length
of the spine. Layer it in by evenly spreading it with your finger tips.
Then do the same with the other three. Starting on one side of the spine,
gently massage the oils in along the spine. Do not work directly on the
spine. Do not force it or apply direct pressure. Start at the sacrum and
use the fingertips of both hands placed side-by-side, and in a circular
clockwise motion, work up the side of the spine to the atlas, pushing or
pulling the tissue in the direction you want the spine to move. This technique
helps to create a "space" for the spine to move. After finishing
one side of the spine, walk around to the other side of the individual and
begin on the second side starting from the sacrum working up to the atlas.
Repeat this two more times.
Next, using the index and middle fingers of either hand, place the fingers
so that they "straddle" the spine beginning at the atlas. In this
position, you move from top to bottom. With mild pressure and with the fingers
on either side of the spine, place one hand over the top of the fingers
in a gentle sawing-like action, rock the fingers back and forth while moving
gently down the spine to the sacrum. Repeat this two more times.
The next technique will take a little practice. Beginning at the sacrum
with your thumbs on either side of the spine, you will use the Vita Flex
technique working up the spine about a thumb's width apart with each move
up to the atlas. With the thumbs on each side of the spine, nail side up
and slightly angled out, rock the thumbs up to where the thumbs are straight
up with the joints bent and apply a mild pressure straight down. Continue
to roll your thumbs slightly over onto the nails and then release. Move
your thumbs up about a thumb's width and apply the same technique. Do this
all the way to the atlas and then repeat two more times.
Apply five to six drop of Marjoram and Aroma Siez to each side of the spine, away from the
spine, into the muscle tissue all over the back. Work these oils in using
a gentle massage to smooth and relax, working all over the back for a few
minutes. After the oils have been massaged in well, rest approximately five
minutes. Then apply Ortho Ease Massage Oil over
the entire area of the back and legs.
Take a hand towel that is folded into thirds lengthwise and soak it in
Wring it out and lay it along the entire length of the spine.
Take a dry towel and fold it in half lengthwise and place it over the wet
Pay close attention because the back can become very hot!
will generally build slowly in intensity to where it will peak in five to
eight minutes and then cool down to where it feels pleasant. The water in
the towel drives the oils deeper into the skin. The more out of balance,
the more virus or bacteria activity in the body, or the more inflammation
in the spine, the hotter the area will become along the spine. Some people
will experience no heat, for some it will be mild and very pleasant, while
for others it may be hot and a little uncomfortable. Pay attention to what
the person is saying. Ask questions. If it gets too uncomfortable, remove
the towels and apply V-6 Mixing Oil on the back and work it in. This will
usually remove the heat in minutes.
After putting the towels on, wait a few minutes to see how the person
is responding. If the back does not become very hot, have the person roll
over so the back is against the towels on the table. This usually creates
Take the four oils of Wintergreen, Cypress, Basil and Peppermint,
in that order, and apply two to three drops of each oil along the inside
of the lower legs along the shin bone from the bottom of the knee area to
the top of the big toes. Apply one at a time and layer each oil in before
applying the next oil.
Place fingers of one hand along the inside of the shin bone just below
the knee, work down to the ankle, and then along the foot up to the top
of the big toe using the Vita Flex Technique. Roll your fingers up and then
over onto the nails of the fingers, applying slightly more pressure at the
top of the roll and releasing as you come over onto the nails. Short nails
would be appreciated by the person on whom you are working. Do this three
times on each leg.
This next step works best with two people. Have the individual assisting
stand at the feet of the person on whom you are working and hold each leg
tightly just above the ankles. You stand at the head and gently put your
right hand under the base of the head and your left hand around the chin
and gently pull to create a slight tension. Hold this traction for several
minutes, but do not pull hard. The person at the feet will be the anchor,
holding the same position while the person at the head begins a mild rocking
of pulling releasing, pulling and releasing, etc. This make take anywhere
from four to eight minutes. It can be tiring, so you have to exercise patience.
As you get a feel for the whole application, you will sense what is needed.
Have the person on the table roll back so he or she is again face down.
Rest the head in the head-cradle of the massage table again and make sure
the person is lying straight. Remove the towels and then examine the spine.
Corrections may or may not be visible. At this point you may add another
Technique as desired. Sometimes the desired results do not come immediately,
and yet the body will continue to respond for days, at which time you may
begin to see gradual changes.
This is the basic Raindrop Technique, although there are several variations.
Everybody is different, and what works for
one may not work for another. Different body types respond to the applications
in ways not expected. Learn to be sensitive to the person to whom you are
working so that you can respond to his or her needs.
The question is often asked, "How long does this application last?"
Again, everybody responds differently. Generally speaking, the level of
health and proper diet are key factors, as are exercise and mental attitude.
One application may last months for one person, but then for another it
may be necessary to have the application done every week until the body
begins to respond. The key is to retrain the body. In some cases, you will
have to develop a new memory in the tissue in order for the body to stay
where it should be. This may take a few weeks or even a full year.
RAINDROP Technique OIL KIT
Each 5ml or 15ml Raindrop Kit Includes:
Aroma Siez .
MASSAGE OILS -
Ortho Ease Massage Oil Blend and
V-6 Mixing Oil
Instructional DVD -
Raindrop Technique Instructional DVD
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