This therapy was devised by Dr. Randolph Stone (1890-1983) which amalgamates other healing therapies from both east and west. Dr. Stone studied many therapies, like yoga and acupuncture, osteopathy and chiropractic.
Through his studies he believed that a form of energy flows along certain channels in the body and that to keep good health the flow must be maintained..
In India this therapy is referred to as ‘prama’ and in China is is called ‘Chi’ or ‘gi’. They believe that illness occurs when this flow of energy is blocked or is out of balance. They also believe that once the flow of energy has been restored to normal, then the ailment would disappear and not recur.
The process incorporates three levels of touch – ‘very light’, ‘stimulating’, and ‘deep’. It is important to note that, if you do not wish to have touch contact, the therapist will respect your wishes. This process can be relaxing and restorative and can also allow emotional and personal issues to surface and become clearer.
For a back pain treatment they first work to loosen tight muscles in your back to ease the muscles and pain.
The final part of the treatment is mental attitude, which is basically a way of encouraging people to have a more positive view on all aspects of their lives through talking and counselling sessions.
For Polarity Therapy to truly work you need to believe in it completely and be prepared to carry out your practitioners instructions with regard to diet, exercises etc.
This type of therapy is more common with other eastern remedies that have the common themes of contemplation, exercise, touch or pressure, and diet.
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