Vitaflex is an ancient Tibetan healing methodology, which is taken
from the phrase “Vitality through the Reflexes”. This effective
technique is a specialised form of foot massage that delivers the
benefits of Therapeutic Grade Essential oils throughout the body.
Vitaflex makes use of the piezoelectric characteristics of the human
body where pressure however slight induces voltages and
corresponding currents in the body.
fascinating network of reflex points stimulate all the internal body
systems and energy is released through these impulses created
between the therapist’s fingertips and the reflex points. This
electrical charge follows the nerve pathways to a break in the
electrical circuit caused by toxins, damaged tissues or loss of
oxygen. Rapid and extraordinary results are experienced when
combining Therapeutic Grade Essential oils with Vitaflex
stimulation, as the effects are increased to release many kinds of
tension, congestion and imbalances.
Experience and learn for yourself the amazing effects of Raindrop &
Vitaflex Technique using Young Living Essential Oils . These two
days are simply enlightening and inspirational, results are achieved
and client feedback is just remarkable.
Therapeutic Grade Essential oils are evaluated; we study interesting
reports on oils versus drugs, toxicity and the differing schools of
thought; the true definition of “organic Therapeutic Grade Essential
oil” as opposed to “a perfume-grade oil” and how essential oils can
vary; methods of using Therapeutic Grade Essential oils and
descriptions of oils are listed; contra-indications and
contra-actions; hygiene and client comfort; chemistry, benefits of
Raindrop & Vitaflex Technique along with emotional release.
Kits required - Raindrop Technique Kit & Premium Starter Oils.
Tutor Susan Neary:
College Lecturer Cert. Ed with D32/D33 Units Assessors Award,
Susan has lectured and provided Raindrop Seminars in Great
Britain, Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden,
Holland, Spain, Finland, Romania and the USA.
Students from Europe who have undertook weekends of
Raindrop Technique Training & Vitaflex Technique commented as
"It was an absolute delight to be taught by Susan, she is both
professional and knowledgable. Her course material is beautifully
presented and her School and treatment rooms have a wonderful
energy. I have already booked my next training course and would
highly recommend Susan" YL Distributor Brigette Gallichan (Jersey,
"This was a fantastic course, a refreshing and interesting approach
to using essential oils. The techniques will be exciting to use
independently or integrated into other therapies. This has given me
a new enthusiasm for aromatherapy. Great teaching and teacher!"
Beccy Rodden, Lecturer York College.
“Susan is really down to earth, calming and has a loving attitude
when teaching and towards the people she teaches. I really
appreciate the way she made sure I understood all the concepts and
techniques being taught. She understands the responsibility
involved in being a teacher. My confidence has grown enormously.
Loved my time with Susan. Simon Dixon, UK Distributor
“Thankyou very much for a good profound training. I did not only
experience the flow in the Raindrop Technique but also a wonderful
flow in the gentle forward orientated teaching. You truly are a
great teacher with feet on the ground and hands on!” Dr Pernille
so much Susan. Gifted instructor - learned loads! Will definitely
recommend to my downline and others. Looking forward to future
classes with you. Louise Carson, UK Distributor.
"Susan is a great teacher and a very knowledgable person in regards
to Young Living oils. It is a great honour for me to have received
training from her. Thankyou very much." Petra Schreier
“Susan makes you feel very welcome. She is a really patient and
supportive teacher.” Karolina Radzicwicz
"The course was very interesting, I enjoyed it very much and Susan
did an excellent job in presenting it" Patricio Diaz, YL
“This was an excellent course, both practically and theoretically.
The tutor has extensive knowledge of both techniques which makes
this course all the more enjoyable.” Aurelie Marta
"Amazing thanks Susan. I had a wonderful time and learnt so much.
Will definitely have you back for more courses/workshop" Michelle
Julian, YL Distributor, Spain.
"Excellent teaching, relaxed supportive environment. Plenty of
hands on work. Susan knows her subject and explains it with an easy
manner. Thankyou" Jean Pickering Cert. Ed.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the teaching style, relaxed yet to the point.
No time wasted and made sure I understood everything. Much
appreciation." Julie Erickson, YL Distributor, USA.
"Absolutely fantastic course - the tutor (Susan) was a fountain of
knowledge and explained the treatments clearly, thoroughly and
professionally. Thankyou." Donna Beardmore
"Excellent course, enjoyed the surroundings, friendliness and
professionalism of tutor. These two therapies have helped me to
develop and stretch my views and moved my boundaries. I will enjoy
using these therapies on my clients and by having the treatments
myself." Sonia Priest
taught! Thankyou! Course material was detailed and well informed.
Choice of reading material for further understanding of the oils and
technique was great. Susan with your passion for your work showed
in the teaching during these two days." Rebeccah Steele, UK
"Extremely relaxed atmosphere, all principles covered in an
informative and expressive manner. Thoroughly enjoyed the course,
my own personal boundaries regarding essential oils and their
therapeutic effects have been moved massively. Small words but
enourgous feeling. Thank you to you both." Lindsey Griffin
“I thoroughly enjoyed both these courses. Susan is a very
informative teacher passing knowledge and drawing from her own
experiences. Very enthusiastic and passionate about what she does,
she puts the courses across in a very positive and fun way. She
also brings a very calming influence to the class with her
techniques and experience. A pleasure to be taught by.” Leanne
Walsh, Republic of Ireland.
"Really relaxing and fun. Is taught in a way that stimulates your
curiosity and allows creative application rather than firmly fixed
ideas. Was very practical and I left feeling very confident that I
can build upon my newly learned skills." Nicola Eyre
"Fantastic!! Susan, you are a very talented teacher! You are
passionate about the oils and therefore are able to impart your
sense of excitement to your students. It is also refreshing to find
someone who is flexible and happy to experiment and be open to other
ideas. People are so often fixed in their way of thinking
and unable to change. I'm very excited at the prospect of learning
more! I'll be back!!!" Judi Martin UK Distributor
"Very professional teaching, full of knowledge and with attention.
Perfectly combined theory and practice. I feel that I completed my
knowledge with new aspects. Susan is so warm and patient, willing
to give everything what she knows. Thankyou.! YL Distributor Beata
“Excellent knowledge. Really enjoyed learning new techniques Susan.
Thankyou for teaching the course in a simple but in depth
knowledge. Will be back again. You make people feel comfortable
and relaxed.” Donna Dever, UK Therapist.
"Oh Susan, Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! My team has been
SOOOOO excited and thrilled after the course!! They said that Susan
is the best teacher!!!! She has a positive energy what everybody can
feel! She is just an amazing, people friendly and good time. So
that's you!!!I am really really happy that I have got to meet you
and you have been able to help our distributors in Finland to
receive more education and knowledge about oils. Thank you again"
Emilia Savolainen, Canada/Finland
“Excellent teaching, relaxed supportive environment. Plenty of
hands on work. Susan knows her subject and explains it with an easy
manner, thankyou.” Jean Pickering, UK.
“An amazing two days – learnt so much, Susan is a fantastic teacher
who is hands-on and very informative. The therapies are brilliant
and will help in so many ways. I have learnt a lot about how the
oils work and benefit the body.” Jill Burgess, Spain
Facts about Raindrop Technique & Vitaflex Technique
Over half a million people in the U.S.A. have received the benefits
of this technique without any harmful outcomes. The importance of
using Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils for Raindrop Technique is in
a word, Essential.
Raindrop Technique continues to be taught and performed in many
countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan,
Germany, Austria and is indeed becoming increasingly popular
throughout Europe. Raindrop Technique is available at many leading
hotels and spas. For example some one of the most famous hotels in
the world - The Bellagio, MGM & Caesars Palace in Las Vegas lists
Raindrop Technique as an International Massage in their prestigious
Spa brochures. Insurance for Raindrop & Vitaflex Technique is
recognised as a safe procedure and is available from many
International Insurance Companies.
Unfortunately, unsubstantiated allegations and accusations are made
about Raindrop Technique. However “The Statistical Validation of
Raindrop Technique” written by Dr D Stewart is a scientific
publication that must be read to form a realistic opinion on
Raindrop. ISBN 0-93442638-4
This book contains the only scientific study ever published on
Raindrop Technique and includes data on more than 10,000 Raindrop
sessions without a single report of any negative effects. The only
untoward results reported in that massive study were occasional
A) Temporary skin irritation, which in the USA is immediately
relieved with any carrier oil (in this country we teach all our
students to apply carrier oils to the skin first to avoid any
B) Temporary detoxification reactions like headache, tiredness,
etc (all symptoms connected with the Healing Crisis resulting from
many Complementary Therapies, which are well known and documented to
all therapists in the UK)
The data compiled in the Statistical Validation of Raindrop
Technique demonstrates the many beneficial outcomes of Raindrop
Technique (Table 11, p.13) 97-98% described the experience as
“positive”, “pleasant” and/or “felt better afterwards”. 16% claimed
they received a healing. 89% said their health improved. 86% said
their emotional state had improved. 99.9% said they would definitely
receive Raindrop again while 0.1% said they may or may not. Not one
person said they would not come back for another Raindrop Treatment.
are happy to share a copy of the Statistical Validation of Raindrop
Technique with students to assure them that we are on solid
scientific grounds. Scientific Data from more than 14,000
Raindrop sessions simply speaks for itself.
The data within The Statistical Validation summarises the experience
of these sessions of Raindrop Technique and provides some
fascinating testimonies. The data gathered by way of a
questionnaire that was circulated among several thousand
aromatherapists, health practitioners and users of essential oils to
poll those who receive Raindrop Technique and those who perform
The study revealed 99.9% of receivers of Raindrop Technique said
they would receive Raindrop again.
Unfortunately people are occasionally mislead by fraudulent
websites. These websites have been compiled by persons who have
never seen, done or experienced Raindrop Technique. These websites
include no statistics or data related to an actual Raindrop
treatment. Its apparent scientific basis is from the published
properties of adulterated oils used in animal studies and
single-component studies, not on pure therapeutic-grade oils and not
on studies of whole oils on people.
Whilst these websites appear to have included research from the many
books and reference manuals, they fail to mention that out of all of
the books quoted, not one single book mentioned is written regarding
Raindrop Technique, with the exception of the Essential Oils Desk
Reference (Essential Science Publishing) which clearly and safely
states the US Version of facilitating a Raindrop Treatment.
These website authors know so little about Raindrop that amongst
their many mistakes, they even named the wrong species of Tansy in
their papers. Tanacetum Vulgare is wild tansy and grows in
many places in the US, however this is not used in Raindrop. The
tansy in Valor is Blue Tansy, or Tanacetum Annum which is
quite different than wild tansy.
As for Raindrop being "universally condemned", as one person once
claimed, how do they ignore the fact that more than 500,000 Raindrop
sessions have been performed in the U.S. over the past ten years
without any harmful outcomes. Gary Young, along with our mentor Dr
Stewart have personally witnessed thousands of Raindrop sessions and
have taught thousands to do it without incident and with
overwhelmingly good outcomes. Our own experience is that we have
done hundreds of Raindrop sessions at our salon and training school,
perhaps several hundred and the response from our clients is
reassuringly positive, not one negative outcome. We can give you our
assurance that we are on solid ground both scientifically and
experientially. There are hundreds of thousands of people in the
United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe and indeed here in
the UK and elsewhere who have received the procedure or do the
procedure and find it to be of great therapeutic benefit. The term,
"universally admired" would be far much more appropriate.
Many of the statements and false allegations from attackers of
Raindrop Technique contain no facts whatsoever. Rather than engaging
in a debate over the merits (or demerits) of these websites, the
best rebuttals to falsehoods are simple presentations of facts and
truth. From that, people can make up their own minds as to the
merits of one point of view over another.
For further factual information, we strongly recommend the following
We would like to add that The Modern School of Ancient Therapies has
like many European countries, slightly modified the original version
of Raindrop Technique in keeping with organisational insurance
and legislation standards within the UK or appropriate country. We apply carrier oil to
the skin prior to the Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils being used
thus almost eliminating the chance of any unpleasant experience. We
also use fewer drops of essential oil and use Wintergreen instead of
Birch oil. We pride ourselves in using Young Living organic
therapeutic-grade essential oils, these are a specifically high
standard and well-documented to be safe for use.
In the United States, the following institutions accept Raindrop as
an insurable practice.
American Massage Therapists Association (AMTA)
Associated Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
All companies that insure nurses and chiropractors include
Raindrop in their coverage
Canadian Yoga Alliance (a member of the International Yoga
To date there has never been a lawsuit brought against any massage
or health professional in Canada or the United States as a result of
giving a Raindrop treatment. In the UK many international insurance
companies and organisations welcome therapists offering Raindrop
For a full list of UK insurance details or information pack, these
are included in our training programme.
1) All available scientific data on Raindrop Technique and its
outcomes demonstrate a high level of safety and benefit and no
chance of significant harm.
2) The chances of litigation resulting from performing Raindrop
appear to be virtually non-existent. To date, there have never been
any such cases.
Therefore, there are no compelling reasons to condemn practitioners
of Raindrop Technique. It is one of the safest bodywork procedures
To sum up, there are always going to be sceptics expressing opinions
on Raindrop, given that the source from which it derives was a South
Dakota Indian tribe. We can rise above accusations and
unsubstantiated assertions and once again assure you that we are on
solid ground both scientifically and experientially.
We know, like many many others, that we are helping countless people
to find healing and relief from their physical and spiritual
maladies through Raindrop. Our best course of action is to keep on
doing what we are doing and keep adding to the numbers of people who
benefit from Raindrop and who can testify for its efficacy.
Above: Michael Neary, Susan Neary & Dr David Stewart
Young Living Distributors & European Therapists
Pictured above: Susan Neary with Spanish-based Young Living
Young Living distributor and lecturer Susan Neary has delivered
several days of training in Europe, the above being
distributors based on the Costa Del Sol, Southern Spain. The
therapists undertook Raindrop Technique training and Vitaflex
Technique the following day.
The distributors attending consisted of British, Norwegian,
Australian and German who all completed their training successfully
and have been awarded accredited certificates for insurance
purposes. The course, consisting of over forty pages of theory
study and practical work was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.
One distributor who co-ordinated the training course commented that
she “felt very inspired and was going home with lots of new
information”. Susan and the other Spanish-based distributors are
looking forward to working together again in the future and taking
the Spanish market forward for Young Living Europe.
For further information of European Raindrop courses, please contact
Young Living Distributors attending the French Farm trip to Provence
in 2009 .
Susan Neary was pleased to demonstrate Raindrop Technique and
provide talks for Young Living Distributors at both 2009 and 2010
French Farm trips.
Susan has also presented and lectured at many other European venues.
In 2012, Susan was invited to the International Grand Convention at
Salt Lake City, Utah to present Raindrop Technique.
Susan at our Lancashire Training School on +44 (0)1200 443333