Raindrop Technique originated in the 1980s from the research of D. Gary Young. Working with a Lakota medicine man, Wallace Black Elk, he learnt that the Lakota people believed that when the Aurora Borealis was visible, the air is charged with healing energy. They practiced this energy process coupled with a light stroking. Raindrop Technique incorporates this special form of stroking from the Lakota called “feathered finger-stroking” along the spine which facilitates the spreading of healing energy of the Aurora Borealis through the body.
How Raindrop Technique Got It’s Name
Essential oils are dispensed like drops of rain from a height about 6 inches along the spine. It feels like rain drops gently striking your spine, and it is very relaxing and comforting. The theory of dropping oils from this height is to allow the oils, which possess electromagnetic properties, to fall through the electromagnetic field of the client before touching the skin. The oils are thought to interact with the client’s electric field in a beneficial way before being absorbed through the skin.