What Polarity means to me…
Polarity is one of the most comprehensive and holistic systems of healing today. Rooted in the principals of energy medicine, Polarity is uniquely integrative in that it is energy work in the most ancient sense of “laying on of hands” yet it is so much more due to the broad scope of it’s founder, Dr. Randolph Stones’ research and study into Hermetic, Ayurvedic, naturopathic and osteopathic methods. His own dedication to understanding and mapping the process of the evolution of the soul through the body and consciousness is the life pulse of this work.
Polarity captivated me from my very first introductory class and has continued to be my central passion for the last 14 years. Polarity therapy combines all the things I love into one modality; yoga, nutrition, bodywork, energy work and energetic counseling all seen through the lens of the elemental matrix of the chakra system. My passion for polarity is deep and profound because the work itself happens within the great mystery that is ever changing, requiring an openness to listen to the truth of the moment and to meet every client as a whole and perfect being regardless of where they are or what is presenting.
Polarity has taught me how to listen deeply. Beyond words being spoken, I have learned to listen for the story beneath the story, to listen to the energy and how it feels in my own body and in the field. I listen to the room and the environment for clues and information, gathering images and insights. I listen to the ancestors and healing guides who are in the space. I listen to the elements and how they manifest. I hold space for my clients, body mind and soul and I reflect their own innate healing wisdom through all that I hear, see, feel, sense. As a sacred witness, I facilitate the process of bringing to consciousness patterns of dis-ease so they can return to right alignment by reflecting what is whole and right within each client. My teachers said to me once that in Polarity the session truly begins to unfold when the client walks out the door and into their life. The way I see it, I am in the business of opening doors to free up the energy, inviting new possibilities and holding space for the truth of our unlimited capacity to heal.
As a Polarity practitioner, I have had the opportunity to practice and embody these sacred teachings, which for me induced a series of profound initiatory experiences leading me through my own process of awakening that is ever unfolding. I see this work as a method of attunement to the souls highest purpose and truth. Receiving polarity sessions and participating in the trainings changed my life every time and I experience healing every day I work with clients. It is a great honor to do this work with others, and my deepest wish is to spend my life studying and sharing this incredible system of healing with the world.
Polarity therapy might seem a bit mysterious to many, so I made this short video describing what polarity is and why I love it so!
What does a polarity min session look like when it’s added onto a massage?
We will spend a little more time at the beginning of your session talking in order to clarify your intention for the work. This could be something you want to shift in your life or your body on an emotional, mental, physical or spiritual level. Or all of the above! In a standard polarity session you would not disrobe, but in a mini polarity session you would still receive a massage but we would also incorporate about 10 minutes extra in dialogue and another 10-20 minutes on the energy and body work that is designed to help your energy flow more efficiently. All pain and dysfunction is rooted in an energetic imbalance. Addressing your issues from an energetic perspective in addition to a physical, can lead to deeper healing and insights.
From The American Polarity Therapy Association
Energy fields and currents exist everywhere in nature. Polarity Therapy asserts that the flow and balance of energy in the human body is the foundation of good health.
In the Polarity model, health is experienced when:
Energy systems function in their natural state, and
Energy flows smoothly without significant blockage or fixation.
When energy is unbalanced, blocked or fixed due to stress or other factors, pain and disease arise.
Blockages generally manifest in sequence from the subtle to the dense levels of the field. Polarity Therapy seeks to find the blockages and release energy to normal flow patterns, and to maintain the Energy Field in an open, flexible condition.
A blend of modern science and complementary medicine, Polarity Therapy is a comprehensive health system involving energy-based bodywork, diet, exercise and self-awareness. Scientifically, it works with the Human Energy Field, electromagnetic patterns expressed in mental, emotional and physical experience. In Polarity Therapy, health is viewed as a reflection of the condition of the energy field, and therapeutic methods are designed to balance the field for health benefit. There are 3 types of energy fields in the human body: Long line currents that run north to south on the body; Transverse currents that run east-west in the body; and spiral currents that start at the navel and expand outward.
In the healing arts, Polarity Therapy is special in its comprehensive exploration of the different dimensions of the human condition (physical, mental and emotional). Polarity Therapy seeks to bridge the full spectrum of body, mind and spirit: the body is designed by nature to heal itself. Polarity Therapy assists in this natural occurrence). Applying the Polarity Therapy system can take diverse forms, always based on the underlying intention to support the client’s inherent self-healing intelligence as expressed in its energetic patterns.
Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, DO, DC, ND (1890-1981), who conducted a thorough investigation of energy in the healing arts over the course of his 60-year medical career. Drawing on information from a wide range of sources, he found that the Human Energy Field is affected by touch, diet, movement, sound, attitudes, relationships, life experience, trauma and environmental factors. Since Polarity Therapy lends an energy-based perspective to all these subjects, the scope of Polarity practice is often very broad, with implications for health professionals in many therapeutic disciplines.
As a result, Polarity supports strong connections to many other healing and holistic health systems. For example, basic characteristics of the Human Energy Field are described in many sources, both ancient and modern. From the Ayurvedic tradition, Polarity integrates the “Three Principles and Five Chakras” and has been called the modern manifestation of ancient Hermetic Philosophy. Polarity is experienced as the universal pulsation of expansion/contraction or repulsion/attraction known as Yang and Yin in Oriental therapies. Energy moves out from a central source – which is repulsion, then back to the source – which is attraction. Polarity practitioners use this natural phenomenon as a way of tracking energy flow.
What can I expect in a typical Polarity Therapy session?
In a typical session, the practitioner assesses energetic attributes using palpation, observation and interview methods. Sessions usually take 60-90 minutes, do not require disrobing, and involve soft touch, some rocking as well as point specific touch.
Energetic Touch is the work Polarity Practitioners perform with clients – verbal interaction is energetic communication which has to do with reading the energy in people’s words and staying neutral vs. engaging in the emotions of the patient and verbal interaction. Contact may be light, medium or firm. In the session, the practitioner supports the client in increasing self-awareness of subtle energetic sensations, which are often experienced as tingling, warmth, expansion or wavelike movement. The results of Polarity Therapy sessions vary, and may include profound relaxation, an understanding of energetic patterns and their implications, and relief from numerous specific problematic situations such as hypertension, anxiety attacks and breathing disorders.
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