Dr. Stephen Alter
Alter Chiropractic Health & Healing is proud to be offering RainDrop Technique.
Raindrop technique is a powerful technique using therapeutic grade essential oils that was developed by Dr. Gary Young in the 1980s. It combines several holistic modalities believed to bring balance and alignment to the body in a non-invasive manner. This technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the feet, spine, and neck, and the session lasts around an hour. RainDrop Technique gets its name from the style of application of the oils. They are dropped directly from the bottle which is held about 6 inches above the skin, simulating the effects of drops of rain.
The modalities that combine to form Raindrop Technique are:
Aromatherapy - Raindrop technique uses seven single essential oils, two blends and one essential oil massage blend during the session. The essential oils are applied NEAT (undiluted) to the skin.
Vita Flex Technique - Vita Flex was brought to the United States in the 1920s by Stanley Burroughs. It is an ancient Tibetan healing methodology meaning "vitality through the reflexes". Its theory is based on the belief that applying specific light pressure techniques to the body creates a therapeutic electric charge through body.
Feather Stroking - This massage technique is similar to light effleurage. Feather stroking was termed by the Native American Indians from whom Dr. Gary Johnson drew inspiration for parts of this method.
What is the concept behind Feather Stroking?
In the 1980s, Dr. Gary Young worked with a Lakota elder named Wallace Black Elk. He learned that the Lakota people went to Canada to experience the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis (this was before there were border crossings and reservations). The Lakota people would raise their hands toward the light and breathe in the energy of the lights for healing purposes. Once the Lakota people could no longer cross the border, they created a stroking technique along the spine using a feather that simulated the healing energy of the Aurora Borealis. This practice inspired Dr. Gary Young to integrate feather stroking upward along the spinal column in his RainDrop Technique.
Raindrop Technique uses the following Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils:
Valor Essential Oil Blend
Thyme Essential Oil
Basil Essential Oil
Wintergreen Essential Oil
Marjoram Essential Oil
Cypress Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
AromaSiez Essential Oil Blend
Oregano Essential Oil
Ortho Ease Essential Oil Massage Blend
The potential benefits of RainDrop Technique are believed to be the following:
RainDrop may promote balance in the energy centers of the body. The combination of techniques is believed to bring electrical and structural alignment to the body.
RainDrop may help reduce stress and alleviate anxiety. Aromatherapy with therapeutic grade essential oils may enhance positive emotions such as joy and happiness while also allowing for release of blocked emotions.
RainDrop may aid the body's natural response to irritation and injury. It is believed that the strong antioxidant actions of thyme and oregano help support the immune, respiratory, and nervous systems.
RainDrop may help ease muscle, bone, and joint discomfort.
RainDrop may aid in the detoxification of the body.
Because the Raindrop Technique encourages detoxification of the body, someone may experience some mild after effects. These mild symptoms may include headache, sinus drainage or emotional release. The best advice is to drink plenty of water before and after a session, and allow for time for rest post-session.
For more information and or questions please contact our office.