Yoga students and others who have been interested in meditation and other form of energy healing will be the first to appreciate the beauty of Polarity therapy. Polarity is the natural healing modality for yoga students and meditators because it works with the same energy that accumulates in a yoga or meditation practice. This subtle energy or chi underlies the physical experience of our body. When we are full of chi we feel terrific. Lack of chi results in fatigue, pain and depression. Polarity recharges and rebalances the energy body . The polarity therapist works along energy meridians using a series of reflex points.
Polarity is a state of the art system of healing. Based on osteopathic and chiropractic models, it addresses the energy body, the energy blueprint through a series of specific and relaxing contacts. The hands channel subtle healing energy and balance electro magnetic energy in the body to promote a healing response.
Polarity bodywork is a blend of acupressure, subtle healing (reiki), energy balancing, osteopathic (structural), and cranial sacral approaches. Its originator, Dr. Stone was himself an osteopath, chiropractor and naturopath. He sought a system that would synthesize the best of these methods in a non-invasive, compassionate therapy. His approach came out of studying ancient Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine, Chinese medicine and sixty years of clinical practice.
As the story goes, Dr. Stone spent half of every year in India where he set up a free clinic. This was to be his laboratory, where the secrets of life energy revealed themselves slowly. He carefully mapped the complex network of energy pathways as he discovered them and understood them. His patients who were those that doctors could not help, all benefited from his experiments. Dr. Stone was a deeply reverent man, whose ideal was the expression of the divine nature in everyday life. His life was spent in meditation and healing. His dream was to pass his vision on to other therapists so that they too could heal successfully. He left behind many records of his realizations in the form of manuals that are studied by polarity therapists today.
The master polarity therapist (R.P.P.) is fully trained to work with structural problems including back problems, injuries, bursitis, tennis elbow, hip and neck pain. Unlike chiropractic, no adjustments are used.
Polarity is designed to address problems arising from stress and anxiety, including insomnia and muscular tension by interfacing directly with the function of the nervous system. Many apparent symptoms disappear when stress is relieved.
Polarity stimulates healing and rebalances all the various systems that support the body: for instance, digestive difficulties, problems of the reproductive system like pms, menstrual irregularity, and respiratory problems. Each system is treated through a specific series of acupressure points, locating and releasing energy blockage.
Polarity therapy also offers counseling to help the client make healthy choices both in life style and diet. The polarity therapist is trained to assess the clientï¿œs needs according to an energetic profile. The core of polarity therapy is the chakra system or energy body and its balanced functioning. Mental and emotional difficulties can arise when energy is out of balance. Polarity can teach life supporting attitudes and align us with our life purpose. Diet, too, can be a key factor in our health. Each body has its own energetic requirements. Polarity teaches the energetic influences of food groups.