The rain drop Therapy has came up many times and just this morning it was brought to my attention again. So I will repost this from my old blog.
Raindrop Therapy technique does not have the support as a “best practice” within the large segment of the professional community of aromatherapy practitioners. National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy did a article on the RDT and the conclusion were that it is not safe practice and can be quite dangerous.
The chief problem with Raindrop Therapy is that it makes use of undiluted essential oils, many of which are high in phenolic compounds. These compounds delaminate the keratin mantle of the skin, creating a chemical burn. Numerous people have suffered adverse reactions to these treatments, ranging from mild burning sensations to outright second degree burns of the skin. Recipients of the procedure are told that any adverse reaction is the result of (unnamed) “toxins” exiting the body.
Practitioners of Raindrop Therapy have made many unusual and extremely questionable claims regarding health benefits of the treatment. These bizarre claims have included magical disappearance of incurable spinal tumors and spontaneous healing of skeletal deformities such as scoliosis.
It has been said the RDT come from Lakota Sioux practice Fact is Native American healers of old were unfamiliar with the process of steam distillation, and were therefore unable to produce essential oils. Native Americans tribes were introduced to aromatherapy at the same time as most other Americans: in the 1970s, when increased interest in herbal remedies created an import market for essential oils. In reality, Raindrop Therapy is an invention of Don Gary Young, owner of Young Living, an MLM company dealing in aromatherapy products. Lakota e Elders say they have never heard of the treatment and have never taught any of their native healing practices to Young.
Never ever use RDT on anyone with and especially with a bleeding disorder!.