"Energy is the real substance behind the appearance of matter and forms."
- Dr. Randolf Stone
What is Polarity Therapy?
Following the integrative energy-based therapeutic methods of Dr. Randolph Stone (1890-1981), Polarity Therapy is a gentle, holistic method of treatment, applicable to many health problems and also useful in maintaining health. It is a natural health care system based upon the human energy field and the universal principles of energy: attraction, repulsion, and neutrality. The interrelation of these principles forms the basis for every aspect of life, including our experience of health, wellness and disease.
The undisturbed flow and balance of the electromagnetic energy in and around the body is the basis for health and wellbeing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Blocked currents and disharmony in the energy field result in manifestations of tension, pain, and then lead to illness and disease. With Polarity, the energetic blockages and restrictions are cleared. The client’s energy field is restored to its natural state of balance. Results manifest by releasing holding patterns on physical, mental and emotional levels.
What to expect of a Polarity Session
A typical Polarity session will take between 60 and 90 minutes. During the session, you will stay fully clothed except for the shoes. Polarity techniques involve simple touching and gentle movements designed to release obstructions to the free flow of energy in the body. The practitioner may rest his/her hands in various places, gently rock the body, or press into points rhythmically to free energy flow. Clients are encouraged to stay tuned to the ongoing experience of energy sensations. These may include tingling, expansion, wavelike or push/pull movements, heat or cold sensations. You may see colors, have deep insights, or enter a dream like state while fully aware of your body and surroundings.
The results of a Polarity session can bring vitality, balance, relief from specific symptoms, permanent healing, clarity, and new insight. Sometimes, the condition you initially sought treatment for may not be the first thing that changes. The effects of Polarity are cumulative, and it may be necessary to arrange for a series of sessions. The time span over which a person may choose to take sessions is a function of individual needs and conditions. The Polarity protocols followed during bodywork vary greatly. They depend upon overall assessment, the responsiveness of the individual’s system, and inherent dynamics of the healing process.