Raindrop Technique: How-To

A few weeks ago, we gave you the low-down on the benefits on the Raindrop Technique. Check it out! Today, we’re going to take a deep dive into the hows of this wonderful oils + massage experience. We’ll give an overview of the 5 steps, plus tips for Raindrop self-care and how to get started.

Pro-Tip: If you would like to charge for the Raindrop, then check the laws in your state. Some states require that you have a license to touch and massage. To become certified in Raindrop, check out: www.raindroptraining.com

Step 1: Prepare

Before you start, remember that everyone responds differently to Raindrop. Some are energized, fatigued, experience emotional release or typically, become very peaceful and relaxed. Share your experience below!

Things to Keep at Hand:

If you or the recipient get oils in your eyes or if you have sensitive skin – please dilute. Here are our favorite carrier oils to keep handy for this process:

  • Coconut oil

  • Young Living V-6 oil

Things to Do Before You Start:

  1. Drink plenty of water! Raindrop encourages detoxification of the body. Water helps flush toxins.

  2. Watch and Learn! For every step, we will also link to short video via YouTube. Some of these steps are best explained through watching AND reading the explanation.

Step 1: Preparation https://youtu.be/ycdDMYleYu8

Step 2: Balance Body Energy

Apply Valor or Valor II Essential Oil to the participant’s shoulders and feet.

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Step 2 Video: https://youtu.be/ATR5h9WOJe0

Step 3: Roll & Release

Apply Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram and Peppermint – in this order with the Roll & Release technique.

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Step 3 Video: https://youtu.be/EbCHuo_1eyY

Step 4: Spinal Application & Chart

We made a chart to help you out with step 4. Follow it to find out how much to use of each oil and the designated massage techniques. Check out the video below and, if you need more, take a look at the slides from our Facebook event (like us here).

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Step 4 Video:  https://youtu.be/RobLutXJRXk

Step 5: Completion and Occipital Pull

Almost there! Check out the graphic on how to bring the Raindrop massage to a relaxing end.

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Step 5 Video: https://youtu.be/1VYej_pueu0

Raindrop On Your Own

Ready to try the Raindrop Technique, but don’t have anyone to do it for you? That’s ok! Here are a couple ways you can receive the benefits of Raindrop with your own application.

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Get Started: The Raindrop Oils Collection

The most economical way to get started with the Raindrop Oils is to purchase the collection.

The Raindrop Technique collection includes:

Seven Single Oils (5-ml bottles)

  • Thyme

  • Basil

  • Peppermint

  • Oregano

  • Wintergreen

  • Cypress

  • Marjoram

  • Two Oil Blends (5-ml bottles)

  • Valor®

  • Aroma Siez™

Also Contains

  • 8-oz. Ortho Ease® Massage Oil

  • 8-oz. V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex

    Wholesale: $138.75 Retail: $182.57

Questions? Reports on the Technique? Comment below and we’ll get back to you!







Why Raindrop?

We just hosted a Facebook class on the Raindrop technique.

Side Note: Yes, you can attend in your PJs. If that sounds like your kind of class, good news: we host an online class every month! Stay in the know here and here.

If you missed the class, or would love to keep learning, this post is for you. Here’s the spoiler: Raindrop = essential oils + massage.  

The Basics: What is the Raindrop Technique?

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Before we go into the why of Raindrop, here’s a quick rundown of the what.

The Raindrop technique was developed by Young Living founder Gary Young back in the 1980s. As he developed this technique, he drew from his experience with Native American wellness traditions. The end result was a revolutionary means of supporting the body and mind.

The technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. The application process is typically about an hour, but the benefits may last up to a week or more.

The Benefits: Why Raindrop?

What benefits? There are plenty of emotional and physical benefits and here are just a few…

  • Invigorates the Mind

  • Supports Healthy Body Energy and Emotions

  • Aids the Body’s Response to Natural Irritation or Injury

  • Promotes Healthy Circulation

  • Helps with Structural Alignment

  • Supports Stress Level

  • Supports Immune Function

  • Promotes Healthy Respiratory System

  • Promotes Overall Body Wellness

The Beginning: What Oils are in the Raindrop?

The Raindrop Technique includes seven single oils and two oil blends. Check out all the benefits of these individual oils! So many “whys” here.

Thyme

Thyme is a key ingredient in Ortho Ease massage oil and is great for use after exercise. It is also believed to bring a sense of purpose when used aromatically, and is great for supporting your immune system.

Basil

Basil essential oil has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can be calming, refreshing and bring clarity of thought. It can also help support the respiratory system. Ancient Greeks thought very highly of basil and considered it the “king of plants” and actually used it to anoint kings.

Peppermint

This oil can be diffused to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. You can also apply it topically to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, which can be very soothing after hard physical activity.

Oregano

As an herb, oregano shines in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine; but as an essential oil, it has a wealth of benefits and uses outside the kitchen. Oregano essential oil’s warm, herbaceous scent is excellent at purifying the air when diffused with oils such as Peppermint. It also pairs especially well  with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex when used in massage for supporting the immune system.

Wintergreen

Wintergreen’s refreshing minty aroma is stimulating and invigorating. It’s a great addition to lotions that are applied after activity to support bone and muscle health. It is a key ingredient in our Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream.

Cypress

Cypress has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can promote a sense of security and grounding. It is also known for supporting healthy circulation in the body.

Marjoram

Marjoram is a key oil used in the Raindrop Technique and can be used in massage after exercise. It can also be very calming and relaxing. It was known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks.

Valor®  

Valor essential oil blend is one of our most popular products and was a favorite of Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young. A truly unique blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, Geranium, and Frankincense, Valor has a woodsy, grounding aroma that is great for massages and other topical and aromatic uses. Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to refocus at the end of a challenging day.

Aroma Siez™

A key Young Living blend, Aroma Siez™ combines the soothing and relaxing properties of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint and Cypress. A great blend for supporting healthy bones and muscles.

Is your interest peaked? Stay tuned! We’ll share the how’s of Raindrop soon.



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Young Living is pleased to announce that for the first time since last year, and as a big thank you to our wonderful members, we will be offering at least one 15-ml essential oil as part of the monthly PV promotion for the rest of 2015!

Big Announcement: For the rest of 2015,  you will have the chance to earn at least one 15-ml essential oil as part of the monthly PV promotion! First up: Peppermint.   

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We’re starting off with 15-ml Peppermint, as well as 5-ml Basil. With your qualifying August order, you can also earn 20 bonus Essential Rewards points and the natural supportive benefits of Longevity™ Softgels!

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