“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 & eliminated the need for back surgery for thousands of people. Raindrop Technique originated in the 1980’s from the research of Dr. Gary Young working with a Lakota medicine man named Wallace Black Elk. It integrates Vita Flex and massage, utilizing the power of essential oils in bringing the body into structural and electrical alignment.” (from the Essential Oils Desk Reference)
A sequence of essential oils is used in Raindrop Technique which are immune enhancing, support the body’s natural defenses, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems. These oils (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:
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
- Oregano (Origanum compactum)
- Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
- Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
- Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
- 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.
What is Vita Flex?
Vita Flex technique was developed by the Tibetans thousands of years before acupuncture. Its literally meaning is “vitality through the reflexes”.
Its theory is fascinating. And the premise is that slight pressure applied to the body creates an electric charge that is therapeutic to the body. This is known as piezoelectric.
The pressure comes from the fingers. A rolling motion of the finger pads, tips and nails, creates the stimulation similar to how an electric switch or circuit works. The technique is applied to the various reflex points of the body. To see the various points on the feet, look at the Vita Flex Feet Chart. You can also print this for reference.
When done correctly, the electrical energy that is produced during the technique transfers to the nerve pathways. Once the energy finds a gap in the circuit, it repairs the break in the pathway that is creating the imbalance in the body. An analogy is offered here for my readers. If there is a short in the wire along an electrical circuit that is controlling a light, the light would not function. When the short is repaired, the circuit would “reset” and the function would be restored!
We know that essential oils also contain electromagnetic properties. Therefore, using essential oils with vita flex enhances the process that much more and drives the oils into the corresponding reflex points. That is why it is combined with the Raindrop Technique as well. We can choose oils specifically for the challenge we are experiencing. We will talk about this more in the sections that follow.
There are numerous benefits of the Vita Flex Technique. Here are just a few:
- Bring back balance to the nerve pathways in a non-invasive manner.
- Re-align the spine in a non-manipulative manner (see hip/atlas vitaflex)
- Work on challenges in our body that are not easily accessible or not accessible at all!
- Reduce stress and tension in the body. Including tension headaches.
- Improve hearing in a natural way. Use as a natural ear ache remedy.
- Help detox the lymphatic system.
- And many more!
These are several different ways to apply vita flex technique besides the application in Raindrop Technique which primarily involves the feet. They are listed below.
- Clearing the Colon
- Respiratory System (lungs and bronchial tubes)
- Clearing Sinuses
- Head and Brain (releases tension and headaches)
- Heart Pump
- Ear Technique (inner and auditory nerves)
- Lymphatic System
- Hip/Atlas Vita flex
There is a brief description of each maneuver below, and the oils you can use as well.
Vita flex is applied along the shins and the spinal points of the feet first. Then we apply vita flex to the soles of the feet. Oils that may be used to assist with clearing the colon are:
- Cypress Essential Oil Blend
- Marjoram Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Wintergreen Essential Oil
- Patchouli Essential Oil
- Di-Gize Essential Oil