Polarity Therapy is a holistic health care system based on the premise that the flow and balance of energy is the root of good health.
Founded by Dr. Randolph Stone, DO, DC, ND (1890-1981), the cornerstone of Polarity is the ancient Indian system of Ayurveda. Within Ayurveda, all form is considered a manifestation of five specific energies, or elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. These energies arise and flow from energy centers in the body called chakras. In turn, the chakras are surrounded by "ovals" which permit and support the flow of energy. These energy centers, currents and fields comprise what Dr. Stone named the "Wireless Anatomy of Man".
When thoughts and emotions are out of alignment with the body's energy system, an energy "interruption" results. This may manifest as physical, mental or emotional distress. Polarity addresses these disruptions through gentle touch, specific exercises (Polarity Yoga) and verbal guidance. The benefits of treatment include:
- Deep Relaxation
- Stress Reduction
- Increased Self-Awareness
- Overall Sense of Well-Being
Polarity Therapy and CranioSacral Therapy
Like CranioSacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy is utilized by healthcare professionals in a variety of disciplines. It also dovetails with CranioSacral Therapy, as Dr. Stone viewed cerebrospinal fluid as the "Breath of Life" (our innate life intelligence) and incorporated multiple CranioSacral techniques into Polarity Therapy. Ultimately, Polarity Therapy is helpful in supporting the client's current health care regimen and encourages each person to assist in maintaining their own health.