Polarity Therapy is a holistic approach to wellness based on Dr. Randolph Stone’s lifelong study of the body’s electromagnetic energy system. With roots in Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, Polarity Therapy seeks to understand the underlying causes of health and disease in order to restore vitality and wellness.
Layers of Energetic Organization in Polarity Therapy
Polarity Therapy is based on the cosmology that dualistic, energetic patterns underlie all phenomena. Understanding and treating these energetic patterns is crucial to successful treatments. The primary energetic dimension of the body is the entirety of the centerline of the body, including cranium, spine and sacrum, and the energetic field that exists emanating from the body from this centerline.
The next layer of energetic organization is the Three Principles, often referred to as Yang, Yin and Neutral (in Chinese Medicine), or Rajas, Tamas and Sattva (in Ayurveda). These terms refer respectively to cycles of expansion, contraction, and stillness, which are happening continuously throughout the body. These cycles are an integral part of the body’s energetic and metabolic processes.
The final element of this three-part energetic system is the Five Elements, which exist in Five energetic centers throughout the body, known as Chakras. These energetic centers are found at the throat, chest, solar plexus, abdomen and pelvic floor. When these energetic currents are in balance and energy moves freely between poles, there is wellness in the whole system. When the system is compromised by fixations and imbalances, we find patterns of tension, stress, and dis-ease.
Polarity Therapy provides a way for practitioners to assess and treat the natural energy equilibrium and movement on all three of these layers. A Polarity practitioner then uses gentle, rocking and firm touch on key points in the body’s energetic map to effect systemic change and settling. By systematically re-aligning and adjusting the energetic system where it has become fixated or stagnant over time, the body slowly re-organizes to a higher level of function and ease. Polarity Therapy treatments are relaxing, rejuvenating and effective in easing a host of conditions, including chronic stress, sleeplessness, digestive problems, anxiety, chronic pain, and more.
The Role of the Client-Therapist Connection in Polarity Therapy
An important part of the process of Polarity Therapy is also offering support for self-care (including self-regulating exercises and diet consultations) as well as verbal counseling. These additional elements help to integrate continued transformation into the client’s life. All aspects of the therapeutic approach are guided by the same principles: finding energetic balance and releasing fixation on physical, emotional and mental levels, and utilizing thorough energetic maps as a guide.
The breadth of vision and application of the Polarity Therapy system serve to set it apart as a profound knowledge system with extensive possibilities for relief and healing from a wide range of conditions. Dr. Stone, the founder of Polarity Therapy, advertised his practice by telling other medical professionals to send him their most confounding cases, as his energetic approaches had such profound impacts on his clients.
Who We Are
Colorado Body Wisdom is a healing arts and massage studio located in Boulder, Colorado. We are committed to providing the highest quality treatments delivered with compassion by only the most skilled therapists in the field. Our mission is to spread health and relieve suffering through the compassionate, skillful, and joyful practice of massage therapy, healing arts, and wellness education.
We strive to assist clients in living satisfied and authentic lives by: delivering the highest quality massage and therapeutic treatments; receiving clients with deep compassion while creating a safe space for emotional release and personal discovery; and orienting our treatments towards each client’s innate health–not their illness or pain.
At Colorado Body Wisdom, the well-being of our therapists is just as important as that of our clients. CBW owner, Rachel Scott, founded the company with the intention of creating a mutually supportive, inclusive, and harassment-free work environment for women in the healing arts. CBW is committed to providing a safe space for female practitioners to develop their skills and build a career in a profession they love.
We invite you to come in and experience the multitude of benefits of massage therapy for yourself!