What is the Raindrop Technique?

RAINDROP technique is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine. During the years that it has been practiced, it has resolved numerous cases of scoliosis and kyphosis and eliminated the need for back surgery for thousands of people. Raindrop Technique originated in the 1980s from the research of Dr. Gary Young working with a Lakota medicine man named Wallace Black Elk. “It integrates Vitaflex technique with the power of essential oils in bringing the body into structural and electrical alignment.” (from the Essential Oils Desk Reference)

Raindrop Technique uses a sequence of essential oils that are immune enhancing, support the body’s natural defenses, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems. These oils, which are high in antioxidants, are also mood elevating and antiseptic, creating an unfavorable environment for harmful viruses and bacteria that can hibernate in the body. Essential oils are known to boost stamina and energy, help you relax, help manage stress and frustration and promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.

The principal single oils used include:

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  1. Thyme – Thymus Vulgaris

  2. Oregano – Origanum Compactum

  3. Wintergreen – Gaultheria Procumbens

  4. Cypress – Cupressus Sempervirens

  5. Peppermint – Mentha Piperita

  6. Basil – Ocimum Basilicum

  7. Marjoram – Origanum Majorana

The oils are dispensed in little drops from a height of about six inches above the back, which is where Raindrop Technique gets its name. They are then massaged along the spine and back muscles. They are also applied to the feet.

The whole process takes about an hour and may continue to work in the body for up to one week following a Raindrop Session, with possible realignment and bodily adjustment taking place during this time.

“Raindrop Technique is not a cure-all or a magic bullet. A healthy balanced body is the result of a well-rounded program of exercise and proper diet. Health is everything we do, say, hear, see, and eat. The Raindrop Technique is only one tool to help restore balance in the body that will result in good health.” (from the Essential Oils Desk Reference)

If you would like to find a Facilitator who performs raindrop so that you may receive this procedure, or if you would like to learn how to do Raindrop yourself, consult the Directory of  Approved Raindrop Technique Facilitators or the Directory of Certified CARE Instructors (CCIs) and contact one of them.

Explore this website further to learn how you may become a Certified CARE Instructor. Learning and performing Raindrop Technique is a simple skill that can be learned by anyone and does not require a health care certificate or license. It is ideal for mothers, fathers, spouses, and friends to practice on each other to the benefit of everyone’s health.

Many professionals, including chiropractors, massage therapists, osteopaths, reflexologists, and certified aromatherapists have found Raindrop and Vitaflex techniques to be an excellent addition to the repertoire of their practices.

Scientific documentation on the results of raindrop has been compiled into a publication entitled, “The Raindrop Study: Statistical Outcomes and Experiences with the Raindrop Technique of Aromatherapy (see Books and DVDs). A portion of this study may be downloaded from this website.

The Certified CARE Instructor Program Outlined

The Certified CARE Instructor Program is a structured curriculum that provides education to those desiring to learn basic therapeutic application and theory of essential oils. Through a combination of course work, practice, and practice teaching, students may acquire the knowledge and skill to become Certified Trainers and members of the CARE Faculty, authorized to teach and certify others in the name of CARE according to CARE policies.

  • Aromatherapy Defined

  • Raindrop Defined

  • Privileges of the Certified CARE Instructor (CCI)

  • Responsibilities of the Certified CARE Instructor

  • The CCI Curriculum

  • Required Texts and Videos

  • Applying for CCI Certification

  • Fees & Dues Associated with the CCI Program

  • Register for a CARE Intensive or other CARE Seminar

CCI Certification is a teaching credential associated with the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education. The CCI Program was developed to train individuals to become Raindrop practitioners and teachers in the faculty of CARE. However, it is not necessary to be certified to perform Raindrop Technique and anyone is welcome to take the formal classes in the CCI Program for the information and training they provide regardless of whether they have any intention of completing the full CCI Program.

The information contained on this website is drawn primarily from the Official CCI Handbook and is updated as new printings of the Handbook are issued.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified CARE Instructor and a member of the CARE faculty, please explore the information contained on this website thoroughly. If you desire additional information or clarification regarding the CCI Program, please contact us.

Want to Know More?

The Raindrop Messenger is the official newsletter of CARE., The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education.

The Raindrop Messenger

In each issue of The Raindrop Messenger you will find articles and essays on a variety of topics related to health and longevity. Our hope is to be informative and, perhaps, inspiring to you for the benefit of your physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual life. The Raindrop Messenger is also a friendly way of keeping you abreast of CARE’s ongoing programs, activities and helpful books and videos.

The articles published in The Raindrop Messenger and in this archive are not copyrighted. You are  encouraged to copy them, reprint them, and share them with friends. We would appreciate acknowledgment of their source by a statement to the effect.

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