What is Polarity Therapy?
Polarity Therapy is a holistic treatment developed by Dr. Randolph Stone which aims to heal a person by activating the chi, or the life force, in their body and balance their natural life force energy fields. It is believed that the universal energy is flowing through all of nature, and as human beings are a part of nature, then the energy is also flowing through and sustaining human beings by the law of opposites.
The human body is said to be bipolar (which moves from pole to pole) in its function and action. When the energy is flowing freely and in balance, health is maintained. However, disease or pain will occur when there is a blockage, restriction or imbalance in the energy flow. A polarity therapist will help the client in re-establishing a healthy energy flow and restoring balanced energies.
How Does Polarity Therapy Work?
Polarity therapy uses four main therapeutic techniques which include bodywork, diet, yoga exercises and self awareness. This holistic therapy incorporates a gentle rocking of the body with some occasional rotation and stretching of the legs. The therapist uses their hands on the positive and negative points of the body to help it get recharged.
This relaxing and noninvasive therapy is primarily used for rebalancing the energy system of the human body. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or alongside other therapies such as massage and chiropractic.
What are the Benefits of Polarity Therapy?
Polarity therapy is a form of energy medicine that can address a variety of health issues as it works with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of a human being. Balancing the innate energy that flows within a person's body improves their health and wellbeing, self-awareness and spiritual life. It will also keep all kinds of ailments and diseases at bay, including:
- Back pain
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Digestive disorders
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Brain fog
- Side effects from breast cancer treatments
What Can You Expect From Polarity Therapy?
In a typical polarity therapy session, which usually takes 60 minutes to an hour and a half, the practitioner uses different manual techniques to encourage energy to flow throughout the body. The session starts with the practitioner identifying the source of energy blockage in the client's energy field using palpation. An energy blockage usually manifests in the form of pain or muscle tension. The client remains fully clothed as the practitioner works on balancing the life force that organises the functions of the different systems in their mind and body.
After a treatment session, the client will feel a sense of relief, especially from pain and discomfort. Most people who have experienced the modality reported feeling totally relaxed and a renewed vitality. The number of sessions a client needs to attend will depend on the issue that they want to treat.
Is Polarity Therapy Safe?
Polarity therapy is considered safe for the people of all ages so long as it is facilitated by a trained practitioner. People who have been diagnosed with cancer or certain chronic conditions are advised to consult their doctor before receiving treatment from a polarity therapy specialist.