This approach to health and healing, developed by Dr Randolph Stone, DO DC ND employs a profound system that blends both eastern and western concepts of health. It deals with the whole person, mentally, emotionally and physically, by helping the body to heal itself naturally. Polarity Therapy is truly a complementary science. It recognises that energy has to move from a positive to a negative pole, through a neutral field; this concept was applied by Dr Stone to the human constitution. This scientific law is fundamental to the movement of energy throughout the universe and the earth around us: it manifests in our physical body as energetic currents, which Dr Stone referred to as the Wireless Anatomy of Man. Polarity Therapy works on many different levels: subtle energy; nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems; gynaecological (excellent in pregnancy and after-care) and at emotional and mental levels. It has been found useful in dealing with many varied and different expressions of disease by unlocking the holding patterns that create the symptoms.
The profession of Polarity Therapy is autonomous, self-regulating, and holistic. Its scope of practice includes energetic approaches to somatic contact, verbal facilitation, nutrition, exercise and health education. Entry into the profession requires a thorough knowledge of energetic principles. The course of study includes entry level and advanced education, with certification programmes in basic and advances topics.
As a profession, Polarity Therapy upholds basic values such as service, diversity, spirituality, the sacredness of relationship, community outreach, accessibility, and the Polarity Therapy professional's continual growth and development. Future sighted and research oriented, Polarity Therapy professionals are both participants and leaders in redefining the health care field.
A trained Registered Polarity Practitioner (RPP) can incorporate any of the following aspects:
The therapist uses a series of subtle and/or deep qualities of touch, which allows the client's energy system to seek balance through facilitating previously unconscious tissue memory to surface. This incorporates three levels of touch: sattvic (very light), rajasic (stimulating), and tamasic (deep). It is important to note that where the client does not wish to have touch contact, the therapist will respect his/her wishes. This process can be relaxing and restorative; it can also allow emotional and personal issues to surface and become clearer.