Exploring our inner healing landscape
An Energetic Model of Health
Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, a traditional osteopath, a naturopath, and a chiropractor who was highly attuned to subtle movements of cerebrospinal fluid and the ways in which our physical bodies hold tension and stress in fascial tissue. He was widely recognized for his extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and acknowledged for his continuous search for the mysterious elusive component that seemed to hold the key to health. His research took him around the world twelve times, studying the health care practices of various cultures.
In brief, Polarity Therapy is a marriage of Eastern concepts of life and how it manifests; principles of energy theory from Atomic and Quantum Physics; a deep understanding of metabolic anatomy and physiology; and an diverse selection of techniques from the fields of osteopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, massage, reflexology, acupressure, yoga, meditative practices, psychology, and more. For integrating these methods of health care into an Energy Model, Dr. Stone has been called the “Father of Energetic Medicine.”
The following quotes reflect the nature of Dr. Stone’s thinking regarding the relationship between energy and the manifestation of our life force radiating vibrant health in all arenas of human experience:
“Energy is the real substance behind the appearance of matter and forms.”
“Health is not merely of the body. It is the natural expression of the body, mind, and soul when they are in rhythm with the One Life.”
“It is not merely a question of physical fitness, but rather is a result of the soul finding free expression through the mind and body of the individual.”
Benefits from Polarity Therapy
reduces stress • increases vital energy • promotes healing through self-awareness • supports better sleep • decreases anxiety and depression • enhances immunity • decreases the drying effects of aging • stimulates the internal organs and circulation • detoxifying tissue layers • anti-inflammatory effect on joints
How you Benefit from Polarity Therapy
Can all this energy stuff do anything for me? How can my life, my creativity, my relationships, my challenges be improved with these concepts and techniques?
We begin with the obvious – we live in a culture with no siesta. Nap time expires upon graduation from kindergarten. Accomplishing the work needing to be done in a day requires long hours and often little time to rest. What rest time we have, may not be peaceful and refreshing. The first thing that Polarity Therapy addresses is the effect of our lifestyle on our physiology. We may be in a constant state of “fight or flight,” an alarm state, or prepared to respond to the next urgent demand.
In the Polarity Therapy energy balance session, Caroline seeks to restore this balance by inviting the body/mind to enter a deep state of relaxation. Which in turn allows the Parasympathetic Nervous System to survey the condition of the body/mind and to do the repair and nourishment that is required to optimize integrated performance. People often find a physical release of tension from Polarity Therapy work, but often have clear insights into how to better solve daily challenges or to make better choices regarding creating a harmonious and satisfying lifestyle.
The basic concept is that the body has the intelligence to create optimal health. This ability of the body/mind is only limited by the conditions of its internal and external environment and the nutrients or toxins that may be present. Polarity Therapy body work supports one to create optimal conditions for health, first by bringing one to a restful state in which this inner sight can survey the scene then helping one to enter a profound conscious state to ultimately connect with the inner wisdom within.
There is a perception in health care, that we take our bodies to health professionals to fix us, much the way we take our automobiles to a mechanic for repair.
In energy medicine, the approach is different. The basic concept is that the body has the intelligence to create optimal health.
Restoring balance and a fuller expression of health, the client feels empowered and connected to core truths and the health building and healing potential within their being. Discovery and connection to this inner guidance system has a profound and integrated effect on all aspects of life force expression and may be reflected in physical vitality, emotional balance, mental clarity and creativity, spiritual connectedness and the peaceful ease of harmonious relationships with others etc..
**Caroline recommends a series of three Polarity Sessions to begin the rebalance of your nervous system.
Health Benefits of Polarity Therapy for Cancer and Stress
Preliminary research indicates that Polarity Therapy may help offset some of the adverse effects associated with certain cancer treatments. In a pilot study published in Integrative Cancer Therapies in 2005, researchers found that Polarity Therapy may help alleviate fatigue and improve quality of life among women undergoing treatments for breast cancer.
- In the study, 15 women receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer were assigned to one, two or no polarity therapy sessions. Results reveal that those assigned to polarity therapy experienced a significantly greater improvement in fatigue and quality of life compared to members of the control group.
- In a 2011 study also published in Integrative Cancer Therapies, researchers assigned 45 women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer to receive either standard clinical care, massage or polarity therapy over the course of 3 weeks.
- At the study’s end, members of the massage and polarity therapy groups reported greater improvements in fatigue and quality of life than members of the group assigned to standard care.
Locations & Hours
40 Pleasant Street, Suite 204
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Some weekends by appointment
Disclaimer: The information contained on the website for Beech Tree Integrative Healing is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any disease, ailment or injury. It is not medical advice. Everyone is an individual with different body types, different blood types, different body chemistries, and it is important to remember that what works for one person may not work for another. The decision to use or not to use any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Any products, techniques, and/or personal usage tips, referred to on this website, are not suggested as a replacement for proper treatment from a licensed health care professional.