Polarity Therapy

Polarity therapy is a kind of energy medicine based on the belief that a person’s health is subject to positive and negative charges in their electromagnetic field. It has been promoted as capable of curing a number of human ailments ranging from muscular tightness to cancer; however, according to the American Cancer Society “available scientific evidence does not support claims that polarity therapy is effective in treating cancer or any other disease”.



Polarity therapy is a natural health care system that works with the human energy field. Energy fields and currents exist everywhere in nature, and polarity therapy asserts that the flow and balance of energy in the human body is the foundation of good health.


Energy balancing has been used for thousands of years and is a central concept in many ancient and traditional health care systems such as Ayurvedic medicine from India, and Chinese medicine. Modern scientific research has, and continues to provide new understandings to the health benefits and powerful effects of Polarity therapy.


Four therapeutic techniques are utilized within Polarity therapy, to naturally and effectively uplift body, mind and spirit.

  • Bodywork
  • Diet – A Polarity therapy diet promotes cleansing and longevity. Fresh wholesome foods, adapted to individual needs
  • Exercise – Polarity Yoga is a series of helpful techniques to create relaxation and balance
  • Self-awareness – Polarity therapy practitioners encourage clients to understand themselves and to view the world from a positive perspective.


Polarity therapy is very adaptable and can be used as a stand-alone therapy or can be successfully incorporated with many other body therapies.



History of Polarity Therapy

Polarity Therapy was founded by Dr Randolph Stone. Dr Stone was a chiropractor and osteopath, but dedicated his life to, and studied in depth the ancient medical systems. These included Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, the Kabbalah, and Hermitic science. He also studied other religious teachings and philosophy. All of these systems assert the basis and preceding factor to all life is ENERGY. The energy that is referred to in polarity therapy has been referred to by the ancients as chi, prana, kundalini and the like.

The energy that forms us as human beings is also the energy that connects us all to each other and the universe at large. There is no such thing as good or bad, light and dark in a sense of judgment…. these polarities simply represent an energetic imbalance within the organism that can be simply and easily corrected by using Polarity Therapy techniques.

From the knowledge gained, Dr Stone was able to comprehensively map the human energy field and the step down of the soul’s energy into physical form. Dr Stones work was documented mainly between 1954 and 1957, with some 20,000+case studies. Dr Stone retired to India in 1973 to further study the Ayurvedic system, and died in 1981. Dr Stone dedicated his life to healing, and the study of the human energy field. This work is now the basis for the future study and development of Energy Medicine, as it becomes recognized as a viable complimentary healthcare system throughout the world.

Polarity Therapy itself can be considered a holistic approach to healthcare. It encompasses body work, counseling, exercise and nutritional advice to treat the person as comprehensively as possible, addressing all phases of the energy step-down. Polarity Therapy treats at the energetic level, so therefore is not contraindicated by many conditions. Certainly no physical conditions would be cautioned against; however some psychotic illness may present a danger to the patient and therapist and should only ever be approached under appropriate supervision.

Because Polarity Therapy works directly with the nervous system it can effect change quite easily on all levels. All sensations and feelings in the human body that form the human experience are functions of our nervous system. By utilizing the appropriate Polarity Therapy tools we can effectively help heal pain, trauma and emotional distress. We are able to help the client process the manifestations of blocked energies, and help them through grief; which if left unresolved is the precursor to all pain on all levels.

With this in mind the Polarity Therapist who practices this art from a place of love and compassion does not necessarily need to be the most technically proficient. When this work is coming from the heart, it will be recognized at an energetic level by the person receiving healing, and the body will respond.

How does Polarity Therapy work?

What is it? – body work that involves gentle non-invasive touch, rocking or stimulating an area with the hands to move the energy.

What is the aim? – To balance spirit mind body and emotions by clearing blocks and effecting balance within the person; realignment aids in uniting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

How does that work? – By working with the human energy system through its currents, fields and energy centres called chakras.

Who devised this system? – Dr Randolph Stone, an osteopath/naturopath/chiropractor who spent many years studying various health systems from ancient and modern cultures. He moulded polarity therapy using his knowledge into a holistic health system that treats more than just the symptoms a person presents with.

Where do these ideas come from? – the knowledge of these is based in the 3 principles and 5 elements which have been used for thousands of years by practitioners who practice Ayurvedics or traditional Chinese Medicine.  Their names for human energy are ‘Prana’ and ‘Chi’; modern science knows it as electromagnetic forces or the principle of the atom.

Treatments – what happens?

During a treatment session the client and practitioner work together to identify and address physical, emotional and mental energy blocks in a supportive and safe environment. It is important that you explain clearly your health concerns (bring relevant information), the little things can make a big difference to the picture we’re building of the underlying cause.

In Polarity therapy bodywork, various contacts are made to stimulate and balance the body’s electromagnetic fields. The practitioner may also help the client to process any feelings that may arise and assist them to develop specific strategies for increasing wellness. By this process the client becomes increasingly empowered in their own healing journey.

Each session will be different as you experience balance and change.

It is recommended that you dress in comfortable clothing as you will be required to lie down on a table for the bodywork, no need to undress. We want you to feel comfortable and safe so you can relax and become aware of what is going on in your mind, body and the environment around you.

Everything in our world is striving to achieve balance including us as humans. We need to be aware and in-touch with ourselves and nature all around us. Polarity therapists work with you, to help guide you through this process.