Basics of Healing With Polarity

Published November 14, 2018
Polarity healing practitioner touching a client's back

The energy healing technique of healing with polarity allows the vital energy of life, also known as chi, to flow freely throughout the body by removing any existing blockages and balancing its energies. Body polarity, also called polarity therapy, deals with the three principles of energy movement--positive, negative, and neutral charges--and the balancing of the five elements.

Body Polarity: An Overview

Life force flows throughout the body through an invisible system similar to the circulatory system. As the energy flows it revitalizes and charges each of the body's cells. Using the vast knowledge gathered over sixty years of experience and studying East and West healing practices, Dr. Randolph Stone developed a healing technique based on balancing the energy fields of the body. When the body experiences a blockage, overactivity, or underactivity in the flow of its energy, it is in a state of imbalance that can lead to ill health of the body, mind, and spirit.

Balancing the Body's Energy Fields Through Polarity Healing

When the body's energy fields are in balance, the result is a feeling of relaxation that is deep, healing, and energizing. A person experiences a sense of happiness, peace, and overall well-being and health. People achieve balance via polarity by using the life energy currents that flows naturally through the hands of everyone. By learning to use natural life energy, polarity therapy practitioners can release any blockages or harmonize imbalance that exist within the energy fields of a healing partner to balance vital life force energy.

Positive and Negative Poles of the Body

The human body, like the Earth, has a positive and a negative magnetic pole. When people refer to the Earth's poles, they call them magnetic north and magnetic south. When referring to the human body they simply call the poles positive and negative. The following is how practitioners perceive the body in polarity healing:

  • The upper area is positive, and the lower area is negative.
  • The front side is positive, and the back side is negative.
  • The right side is positive, and the left is negative.

Just as the negative and positive poles of a magnet attract each other, the negative and positive aspects of the body atract each other as they travel along the magnetic lines of force within the body. When the vital life forces correctly connect, the body is in balance.

Correcting Imbalances and Blockages in Polarity

When an imbalance of life energy results from a blockage, the polarity practitioner uses his own energy to realign the vital magnetic fields. This releases the blockage and restores the polarity of the body. Practitioners accomplish this through various techniques, including:

  • Placing his right hand, which is positive, on the left side of the person's body, which is negative
  • Placing his left hand, which is negative, on the right side of the person's body, which is positive

Balance of Five Elements Is Essential for Polarity Healing

Like feng shui, polarity therapy ascribes to the theory of five elements; however, in polarity therapy the focus is on the five classic elements (four classical elements plus ether), which are slightly different from the five elements of the I Ching. In polarity therapy, the elements, earth, air, fire, water, and ether run through channels in the body moving from head to toes, with ether forming the center channel of the body and the elements working outwards in parallel pairs towards the outside of the body (so there are two of all other element pathways on either side of the body - ether is the only element with a single pathway down the centerline of the body). Fingers and toes are also associated with each of these elements, as are specific chakras and body parts. Polarity therapist use various techniques to balance and clear these channels.

Types of Touch Used in Polarity Healing

To align the body's magnetic fields and restore the free flow of the universal energy of life, a polarity practitioner uses three types of touch.

  • Deep massage, which involves working the muscles and connective tissue in the body to release tension and activates and stimulates life force energy
  • Light touch employing non-pressure, which balances and harmonizes energy
  • Non-physical touch similar to Reiki healing, which harmonizes and balances energy

The practitioner may use one, all three, or any combination of techniques depending on the needs of the person receiving the treatment.

Hand Positions and Practices in Polarity Therapy

Practitioners use many hand positions and practices throughout a polarity therapy session. Each is designed to stimulate, moderate, increase, or balance energies. Practitioners need to take a certified polarity therapy course to learn how to conduct a session appropriately or incorporate it into other healing practices.

Balancing Body Polarity

Healing with polarity aligns your body's magnetic fields allowing your chi to flow freely though your body revitalizing each cell. The result is better mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Basics of Healing With Polarity