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History of

Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop Therapy is the result of combining ancient energy techniques of the Lakota Indians with the latest in essential oil research.


For several generations, the Lakota Indians migrated across the Canadian border into the northern regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. there they often witnessed the northern lights, or aurora borealis. Those who were ill or had complicated health problems would stand facing the aurora borealis, hold their hands towards the lights, and inhale deeply. The tribal people believed that the air was charged wth healing energy from the northern lights. they would mentally "inhale" this energy, allowing it to pass through neurological pathways. many of the Lakota ancestors experienced an incredible healing effect through this process.

Eventually, the Canadian borders were closed to the Lakota people, and they could no longer migrate north. Still believing in the power of the aurora borealis, they began using effleurage, or feathered finger stroking, which became associated with this healing technique. Later the Lakotas added the practice of mentally processing energy, coupled with the light stroking, to facilitate sending this energy throughout the body.


The Raindrop Technique is based on this art as developed by the Lakota Indian nation. D. Gary Young discovered that by incorporating essential oils, which are considered by Young Living to be nature's living energy, individuals could be inspired to lives of wellness, purpose and abundance. Since its adoption in 1989, Raindrop Therapy has recieved an enormous amount of praise from users around the world for overall health. As a non-traditional means of addressing concerns, Raindrop Therapy has proven to be a success.

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It was developed based on techniques taught to Gary by a Lakota medicine man. By integrating gentle massage sequences with specific essential oils, this experience balances energy, releases toxins, and facilitates open energy flow throughout the body.

The ancestors of the Lakota Indian tribe in South Dakota would travel North across the Canadian border to experience the wonders of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. In Lakota Native American healing practices, healers sweep a feather upwards along the spine in imitation of the Northern Lights, which are revered for their healing energy.

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