According to Polarity Therapists, the body is a system of energy fields, with the life energy kept in constant motion by the magnetic pull of opposing poles. Depleted or stagnant energy currents result in illness and bad health. Practitioners believe that poor nutrition and digestion are frequent causes of many physical problems; for this reason, cleansing diets are often prescribed to rid the body of accumulated toxins. Simple yoga exercises are often advocated to maintain muscle tone and strengthen the spine. Polarity therapists will also counsel patients to enhance self-esteem, as negative thought can impede energy flow.
Developed by the Osteopath and Chiropractor Dr. Randolph Stone, Polarity Therapy works primarily with the energy fields that underlie the human body. It is based on the energy model that was developed in India three thousand years ago and which is combined with the Western understanding of the structure and function of the body. The resulting combination becomes a very potent therapy which has a wide application to health at the mental, emotional and physical level.
What to Expect
You will be asked about your medical history and lifestyle; the practitioner will then assess your energy flow as you lie, usually clothed, on a treatment table. He or she will then use various forms of pressure to clear any blockages. You may be given exercises to do at home, along with advice about diet.
Training & Colleges
All Polarity Therapists will have undertaken at least an 18-month, part-time Diploma course. Contact:
The International School of Polarity Therapy
7 Nunnery Close
American Polarity Therapy Association
The UK Polarity Therapy Association
27, Old Gloucester Street,