Polarity Therapy as a Healing Art
Polarity therapy is a relatively new system of health care, which has appeared only within the last twenty years. Yet the roots of polarity therapy extend back into the ancient healing systems of many traditions. How does it work?
Polarity is based on several overlapping systems of healing. As a magnetic form of healing, all the manipulations in polarity employ bipolar contacts using the therapist's left and right hands simultaneously to affect a magnetic current through the body. The right hand has a positive charge, the left a negative charge. When these are applied to positive and negative poles of the body, they affect the life energy currents, which continually flow from positive to negative. Although life energy is always in movement, it can become blocked or distorted in its expression from the accumulated stresses of life, or from injury. The placement of the hands reconnects these interruptions to the natural flow, thus stimulating a healing response in the body.
In this way, polarity resembles ancient acupuncture techniques, which follow the meridian channels using gold (positive) and silver (negative) needles to regulate the body functions.
In addition, polarity recognizes that the body is a resonant system, not unlike the octaves in musical scale. Thus, we find that by manipulating the heel we can affect the placement of the pelvis, or that by contacting reflexes in the calf, we can stimulate intestinal function. Polarity shows us the interrelationships between all the various parts of the body and how these can be contacted in a w ay that releases blocked energy. The public is now becoming a little more familiar with reflexology. Every part of the body is represented in the feet. By contacting reflexes that correspond to body parts, healing is stimulated in the body through the feet. Polarity takes this principle and applies it to each part of the body, looking at the body as a hologram. Contacts are made all over the body to influence corresponding parts and to promote energy flow. For instance, did you know that contacts along the base of the skull can free up blockages in the diaphragm? Polarity shows the way.
Polarity is the study of patterns of contact that interface with the currents of the life flow. As the polarity therapist releases blockages through these contacts, a sense of relief and relaxation flows into the blocked area.
This shows us a little of the technical application of polarity, however it is through the intention and presence of the therapist that polarity can be brought to its true potential as a healing art.
Working with life energy, as we are, we are able to reach the greatest degree of effectiveness by combining our techniques with our highest intention. Therefore, in the deeper aspects of this work the therapist is trained to use meditation, visualization and will, so that the underlying force of unconditional love can be awakened This is what we know as spiritual healing, when life energy from the Source is channelled through the hands by our attunement and dedication. Because we are all created by that energy from the Source, it is possible for each one to experience channelling this healing power. Indeed it is this force alone that creates healing. All we can do is assist.
Because we are working with the underlying cause of disharmony or disease, not its symptoms, healing can take place at a very deep level. We find there is no separation at the level between the health of the body and psychological health. Thee feeing of the life energy brings balance to both, offering us an opportunity to change our attitudes for more positive ones. A session is deeply relaxing. As we enter this deep state, we can let go of what we no longer need to carry. Polarity does not treat disease. It stimulates and balance life energy in the body. When energy is restored the body heals itself.
If you are interested in experiencing a polarity session or would like to study the application of polarity therapy, contact Krysia at 514 695 7950.
Recommended reading on Polarity:
Polarity Therapy Vol. 1 & 2, Dr. Randolph Stone
The Polarity Process, Franklyn Sills
The Art of Polarity Therapy, Alan Siegel
Polarity Therapy, Phillip Young
Or visit the website of the American Polarity Therapy Association
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