What is Polarity Therapy?
Synthesized in the 1940s by Dr. Randolph Stone, DO, DC, ND, Polarity Therapy is an energy-based bodywork modality that honors the beauty, intricacy and wisdom of the total human system. Polarity blends the anatomic and physical knowledge of the west with the esoteric, energetic wisdom of Ayurveda, the traditional medicinal system of India. Polarity is founded on the tenet of “energy before form”, seeing every level of our being: energetic, mental, emotional and physical as interrelated. Thereby, balancing the underlying system of the energetic body can result in balance of the total system. In Polarity Therapy, this is accomplished by accessing the energetic body through conscious, energy-based touch of the physical body.
The 5 Ayurvedic Elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth are central to the practice of Polarity, as well as a deep listening to the energetic currents and rhythms of the body and a shifting from the sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight) to the restorative power of the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response). The language of the 5 Ayurvedic Elements gives Polarity Therapy the ability to be specific and focused in its work, making connections between mental, physical and emotional manifestations of the same elemental energies. With a common language for different manifestations of the same energy, a common solution can be found. The ultimate goal of Polarity is resonant harmony within the total body, accomplished by the unwinding and re-balancing of the energetic systems that underlie all other aspects of our being.
Please note: We at Arcana are committed to the practice and community education of Polarity Therapy as originally conceived of, in all its beauty, by Dr. Randolph Stone. As such, we offer total transparency about our practices and their roots and origins. In receiving a Polarity session at Arcana, you can be assured that you will be receiving work with authenticity, integrity and deep respect for the original form of the practice.
Polarity & Reiki Combination Session
This service is only available on Thursdays with Mea Tavares
The combination of Traditional Usui Reiki and Polarity Therapy offers a unique balance of the focused, directive work of Polarity and full-spectrum connection and flow of Reiki. Polarity Therapy lends the language of the 5 Ayurvedic elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water & Earth to the session,allowing for specific and targeted work to address specific concerns and goals. The gentle Universal energy of Reiki provides a soothing, whole-body approach that facilitates relaxation, re-connection and clarity. To bring these two modalities together to serve in a session is to draw on a diverse set of tools to achieve both specific and overall balance of the total self: body, mind and spirit.
Our Clients Experiences with Polarity at Arcana:
Polarity Therapy with Mea
“I have had one session of Polarity Therapy, so far, with Mea. This was my first experience and Mea made me feel safe and comfortable, she made enough time for me before and after to chat about the experience. The session itself was incredible. In my view polarity is meditation intensified and supported with loving care.” – S.
Mea is Magic!
“I’ve received 2 sessions with Mea over the last 9 months and both times I’ve been blown away. Each session has held equal parts insight, clarity, calm and reassurance of that which we already know. Mea is a healer who is so connected and interested in the client being worked on. Such a gift.” – L.
“I’ve always known Mea to be not just powerfully skilled but truly a gifted energy healer. And now I’ve found Bernadette, in a different modality, to be yet another talented healer. Given the energy of the practitioners I’m surprised the Arcana building isn’t levitating just a couple of inches off the ground!” – D.