Polarity therapy is a holistic, spiritually oriented system of health care intended to restore a balanced distribution of the body’s energy, while incorporating manipulation, exercise and dietary restrictions. Austrian physician Dr. Randolph Stone founded polarity therapy, and he integrated his work as a chiropractor, osteopath, naturopath and naprapath with Eastern concepts of energy flow in the ayurvedic system of India, along with the yogic path and Chinese and Egyptian systems of health.
Polarity therapy practitioners are trained in body/energy work, communication skills with high levels of integrity, polarity yoga and nutrition—all based on balancing the five elements of ether (space), air, fire, water and Earth. Craniosacral work is at the core, and each element follows a specific pathway in the body and energy system.
Stone looked at humans as having wireless anatomy and a sacred geometry as a blueprint that can be accessed through corrections on all levels—physical/structural, emotional, mental and spiritual. His comprehensive approach is documented in five books, and passed through teaching to practitioners.
Many practitioners say that polarity therapy provides the missing link, enabling them to integrate many aspects of the healing arts. The goal is to become truly one’s self, and the tools to achieve it can be taken in many directions as guided by the soul and desires of the practitioner. Chiropractors and osteopaths will perhaps address the structure. Massage therapists and other bodyworkers will incorporate more energy healing, while psychotherapists may want to bring touch into their practice. Whatever the form, expansion and transformation is the goal, with allowance for each person’s unique approach.
Practitioners are trained to allow for the client’s pace—or the pace of the client’s soul— which can diff er for each person. This is where consistent support by the practitioner is important as integration of the soul and personality happens.
Source: Heather Joyce Wolfe, polarity therapist; BacktoSource.com.