5 elements | reflexology | spinal balancing | autonomic nervous system
Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, an osteopath, chiropractor, and naturopath. It is a synthesis of Eastern and Western medicine, culminating from healing modalities such as: reflexology, acupressure, craniosacral balancing, yoga, qi gong, and Ayurveda. Dr. Stone distilled the essential principles of healing into a comprehensive and clear approach to holistic wellness. His goal was to find a unified healing principle underlying the many different healing practices.
He taught that the human energy field is affected by diet, movement, conscious and subconscious beliefs, relationships, life experiences, trauma and environmental factors. Polarity sessions balance these issues through bodywork, verbal counseling, self awareness, nutrition, and Polarity yoga exercises.
The foundational energy principle of Polarity is that life is filled with polarities : positive, negative, and neutral poles. The goal is to integrate and hold space for whatever types of energy are present without judgement. It's impossible to avoid the negative experiences, but we can learn how to move freely in and out of them.
Many of our issues arise from the inability to move in and out of different states of being (aka feeling/being stuck) and unprocessed issues over time manifest in the body as pain, disease, and illness.