Essential Oils Raindrop Technique

RAINDROP TECHNIQUE was developed by Dr Gary Young, N.D., and later adapted for animals by Melissa Shelton, DVM. The technique utilizes therapeutic grade essential oils along with feather stroking massage and Vita Flex to restore emotional and physical balance to the body.


Only 100% therapeutic grade oils, deemed safe for dietary use/oral consumption, are used. Young Living Oils and DoTerra oils are both excellent, reputable choices. These oils are carefully cultivated from seed to distillation. Inferior oils may be extracted with solvents or diluted with other potentially toxic oils, such as castor oil or synthetic fragrance oils, and should be avoided at all costs.

In the Raindrop technique, the practitioner applies small drops of the essential oils along the spine from 4-6 inches above the spine. It is theorized that the oils interact with the animal’s electromagnetic field before even penetrating the skin, thereby enhancing the electromagnetic properties of the oils as well. The oils, which are applied in a specific order, are gently massaged, or feather stroked, into the spine, which stimulates energetic impulses throughout the nervous system. The unique structure of the animal’s hair follicles promotes rapid absorption, and the specific order of the oils stimulates the immune system, eliminates bacteria, viruses and fungi, reduces inflammation, and improves circulation and lymphatic drainage.

One of the most important indications for performing the Raindrop application is emotional release. This is very effective in treating animals with cancer and behavioral issues, such as fear and anxiety. Specific oils are carefully chosen, based on each animal’s individual needs, thereby providing a customized treatment. Once all the desired oils are applied, the practitioner performs the Vita Flex technique, which was developed in Tibet thousands of years ago. It literally means “vitality through the reflexes.” It is a gentle, rolling motion of the finger pads, tips and nails which simulates electrical energy like that of a circuit. 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.

There are numerous benefits of the Raindrop Technique. A few examples are:

  • Emotional release of negative emotions, fears, anxieties
  • Pain management including arthritis, inflammation, and injury recovery
  • Detoxification after anesthesia and surgery
  • Modulation of the immune system