Raindrop therapy, otherwise known as raindrop technique is a popular body treatment currently used by numerous spas around the country. Similar to aromatherapy, raindrop therapy uses therapeutic oils that contain "healing powers". The patient lays face down while these oils are dropped along their spine. They are gently massaged into the skin and a hot towel is applied to drive the oils further into the body.
There is no massage experience required by the practitioner, since the efficiency of the technique is due to the oils. The oils used are said to get rid of toxins and kill bacteria and viruses along the spine. The technique has supposedly resolved many cases of scoliosis, hunch back, chronic back pain, digestive system discomfort, and has eliminated the need for back surgery for hundreds of clients.
Although raindrop therapy seems miraculous, there is no published clinical evidence that the technique can be used to adjust spinal curvatures or align electric and structural elements. The client should also be aware that they are at risk for potential skin reactions from the oils, especially those with allergies, asthma, and other health problems. Due to the unsafe use of the essential oils, as well as the unpublished claims, raindrop therapy is not supported as a "best practice".