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by Isabelle Hutton, R.N. - Nationally Certified Reflexologist

Raindrop Technique: A Powerful, Non-Evasive Reflexology Tool

Raindrop is a powerful, non-invasive tool using for helping to correct defects in the curvature of the spine. During the years that it has been practiced, it has helped to resolve numerous cases of scoliosis and kyphosis and helped to eliminate the need for back surgery for thousands of people.

Raindrop originated from the research of a Lakota medicine man, D. Gary Young, almost two decades ago. It integrates vita Flex and massage therapy with essential oils to bring the body into structural and electrical alignment.

Raindrop is based on the theory that many types of scoliosis and spinal misalignments may be caused by viruses or bacteria that lie dormant along the spine. The pathogens create inflammation, which, in turn, contorts and disfigures the spinal column.

Raindrop uses a sequence of highly antimicrobial essential oils designed to simultaneously reduce inflammation and kill the viral agents responsible for it. The entire process takes about 40 minutes to complete; however, the oils will continue to work in the body for 5 to 7 days following treatment, with continued realignment taking place during this time.

Raindrop is not a cure-all or a magic bullet. A healthy body is the result of a well-rounded program of exercise and proper diet. Health is everything we do, say, hear, see, and eat. Raindrop is only one tool to help restore a balance of good health.


VALOR (blend) works on electrical & energy alignment of body. Once the frequencies begin to balance, a structural alignment can then occur. This may be the most important oil in this application.

THYME (Thymus vulgaris) has been scientifically proven to be anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. (There is some indication that scoliosis may be the result of viral &/or bacterial activity in the body.)

OREGANO (Origanum campactum) works similar to thyme, but is more aggressive, & may help stimulate the immune system, balance the metabolism, & strengthen the vital centers of the body.

CYPRESS (Cupressus sempervirens) may help circulation, and may help relieve spasms, cramps, edema, cellulite, varicose veins, & water retention.

BIRCH (Betula alleghaniensis) is anti-inflammatory & may help to relieve pain. It is excellent for bone, as its primary chemical constituent, methyl salicylate, has a cortisone-like activity, which may help with arthritis, tendonitis & rheumatism.

BASIL (Ocimum basilicum) smoothes the muscles with its antispasmodic activity & is known to stimulate the nerves, alleviate mental fatigue & relieve migraine headaches.

PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita) is used to soothe & strengthen the nerves. Also helps bring harmony between the other oils in order to enhance their individual activity.

MARJORAM (Origanum majorana) is antispasmodic, may help relax the muscles & relieve cramping, aches & pains.

AROMA SIEZ (blend) works similar to marjoram, but because it is a blend of oils that have many similar properties it will enhance the results.

ORTHO EASE (massage oil blend) has been reported to be beneficial in relieving stress, muscle cramps, arthritic pain & tension.

LEMONGRASS (Cymbopogon Citatus) which is beneficial for connective tissue and ligaments &/or the massage oil blend ORTHO SPORT may be good choices to add to the standard Raindrop Technique.