Polarity therapy is a holistic, natural, health care system for balancing and aligning the vital life force in the body, clearing energy centers and pathways. It asserts that energy fields exist everywhere in nature, and that removing obstruction to this free flow and bringing these energy currents to a state of balance is the underlying foundation of health (Eabry 14).
When our thoughts and emotions are out of alignment, an imbalance of life energy results. Energy imbalances may lead to pain, emotional discomfort, disease, addiction, or any other health problem. Polarity teaches that pain and discomfort of life are signals for us to learn, and they present an opportunity for us to change and realign our lives.
The Session: The polarity practitioner evaluates the ways in which the individual’s energy is imbalanced, using a variety of procedures to aid the patient in establishing balance and harmony physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. The practitioner’s hands assist the flow of healing energy in the client’s body. Energy poles in the body are restored to balance with gentle techniques used to direct healing energy to specific areas, including gentle rocking, stretching, and pressure-sensitive touch. The practitioner may also use guidance in diet, exercise, attitude, and lifestyle to support the client’s healing process. In a session, one lies fully clothed on a massage table for about one to one and a half hours.
History: Polarity was founded by Randolph Stone, D.C., D.O., N.D. (1890-1982). He studied, tested, and synthesized health ideas/systems from all over the world, paying particular attention to the Chinese acupuncture, the Indian ayurvedic system, and the ancient Egyptian teachings. Dr. Stone chose the term “polarity” to describe the characteristics of the energy movement (Sills 4).
Benefits of Polarity:
relieves fatigue ~increases levels of energy ~ relaxation
relaxes muscular tension ~ balances nervous system
releases emotional holding patterns ~ increases awareness
provides an improved sense of well-being ~ aides in
transformation process ~ cleanses toxins ~ restores
the body’s normal functioning ~improves clarity,
focus, concentration ~ improves self-esteem
creates heightened awareness of one’s personal needs
and potential ~ promotes healing
balance ~ harmony ~ joy
Polarity gives a fresh perspective on health conditions, and
a personal experience of renewed energy and vitality.
Reiki (Ray kee) is a Japanese word for Universal Life Force Energy which flows through all living beings. Reiki is a very ancient science of healing method that was hidden for thousands of years and rediscovered by Dr. Mikado Usui in Tibetan Sanskrit sutras at the end of the 19th century.
Reiki is not a belief system so no mental preparation or direction is needed~only a desire to receive and accept energy. It is a method of healing that is natural and this natural flow of energy leads us to a greater health, harmony, and success. By the gentle laying on of the practitioner’s hands during a session, the client draws appropriate amounts of energy to areas of the body that need it most. Universal energy enters the healer and passes through the healer’s hands to the client’s body. Reiki passes through a purified channel that was opened by the attunements of the practitioner. All treatments are done with client fully clothed.
How Does It Help? Dis-ease is linked to obstruction of free-flowing energy in the body. Most dis-ease occurs when our thoughts and emotions are out of alignment. Reiki loosens up blocked energy and promotes healing. Reiki helps each individual release energy blocks and the connected emotions, which in turn helps the release of the causal level of disease or illness.
All outcomes are different. Each person draws in just the right amount of life force needed to release, activate, or transform the energy of the physical and etheric bodies. Reiki not only can effect change in the chemical structure of the body~by helping to rebuild tissue and bone~it also helps create balance on the mental level. Reiki can help us to find our way back to a state of health and wholeness.
Reiki is a wonderful tool to help one develop conscious awareness. It seeks to help each individual find balance and harmony in the body ~ mind ~ spirit.
Benefits of Reiki Sessions:
balances energy ~ helps release emotions
increases awareness ~ peace, love, joy
promotes healing ~ relaxation
amplifies energy ~ harmony
works on causal level of illness ~ vitalizes body & soul
releases stress ~ cleanses toxins
works with animals & plants ~ increases creativity
Reiki works holistically, encouraging the natural ability of the patient to heal him/herself
Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a combination of several ancient healing practices, based on the principle that human beings are energy fields (Krieger 58, 96). When healthy, the energy is freely flowing and balanced. When our thoughts and emotions are out of alignment, an imbalance of our vital life force or energy results. Energy imbalances may lead to pain, emotional discomfort, disease, or any other health problem. During a TT healing session, the practitioner uses his/her hands as a focus for facilitating healing. As with any energy healing work, it is the compassion and intent of the healer that promotes the direction of energy to flow and enable facilitation of the body’s natural restorative processes. TT can be used alone or with other healing modalities.
The Session: The practitioner uses the hands to facilitate a balanced flowing of the human energy field, mobilizing one’s own healing energies to restore health, order, and harmony. Individuals are seated (or laying down on massage table) and fully clothed to receive the energy exchange, primarily done in one’s auric field. The practitioner may or may not touch you physically. A session usually lasts from 15 to 30 minutes.
History: TT was developed in the early 1970s through the pioneering work of Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N., a professor at New York University, and Dora Kunz, a natural healer.
Benefits of Theraputic Touch:
The Therapeutic Touch technique accelerates healing,
promotes relaxation, and a sense of comfort and well-being.
It is effective in relieving pain; decreasing anxiety;
restoring proper breathing; restoring health, balance, and order.
Therapeutic Touch works to renew energy and vitality,
assisting to re-establish the order in the system.
Energy Interference Patterning of DNA
Elements of Emotions©:
Repatterning Self-Limiting Beliefs
Energy Interference Patterning of DNA is a vibrational healing process that shifts the energy of our unconscious core beliefs and negative patterns that create disease, illness, and unhappy life experiences. From past life experiences, birth, or early on in life, patterns are encoded in our DNA that deplete our life force and hold us in these patterns. Your DNA is not fixed but responds to your thoughts and emotions minute-by-minute.
Also, our genetic tendency to a particular illness or condition is either turned on or off by the way you feel and by what you believe. A new resonance inserts a new belief and a new reality is manifested.
Our emotions are held in our energy field creating disturbances in our physical and emotional health. EIP looks at our feelings and emotions as a result of our belief systems and how our beliefs have presented themselves in our overall health and life experiences. The EIP process aides in restoring balance and energy by first identifying the core belief, neutralizing and releasing the unhealthy emotion, and manifesting a new belief.
DNA integration and reprogramming of many genes may be the focus in follow-up sessions with greater emphasis placed on addressing the individual's specific issues. These may include depression, allergies, obesity, fear, anger, eyesight, cancer, as well as working on one's co-dependency, abundance, abandonment, or other specific emotional conditions.
Benefits of DNA Healing Sessions:
releases negative energy patterns of beliefs and thoughts,
frees you from core beliefs that have held you hostage,
shifts the energy of beliefs that hold us in patterns of illness, disease, unhappiness, and negative life experiences,
attracts more positive situations in your life,
increases overall energy,
promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual healing
creates a life of enthusiasm, excitement, and engagement
transforms with lasting healing results
Aromatherapy diffusion is used in all yoga classes.
What is Aromatherapy? Embracing the concepts of holistic healing, aromatherapy is the ancient art and modern science of using essential oils from plants to promote health and healing of the body, mind, and spirit, and emotions. This is done through inhaling fragrant oils (thus the name aromatherapy); applying oils to the body; and taking the oils internally in liquid or food form. The word aromatherapy simply means the study of scent (Cooksley 3).
When we inhale the essential oil is absorbed through the lining of the nose and reaches the brain in less than a second where aromas are processed automatically and instinctively. These inhaled molecules pass down into the lungs, into the blood, and ultimately are carried to other parts of the body. When essential oils are applied to the skin, the nervous system is stimulated, internal organs are affected, senses are aroused, and emotions are soothed. The essential oils penetrate through the process of diffusion, acting quickly by diffusing through the skin and penetrating the walls of blood vessels and body tissues.
History There are many references to essential oils in the bible's Old and New Testaments, including specific formulas. Plant essential oils were more valued than gold. Records dating back prior to 4000 B.C. describe the use of oils from various plants for religious rituals and medical uses (Devereux 10). The Egyptians discovered the potential of fragrance and originated the art of extracting essences from plants. Romans spread the use of aromatics and Arab scientists later made improvements to the techniques of distillation. India was considered the fragrant garden of the world, scenting screens, fans, mats, clothes, etc., and China used plants for their medicinal properties.
Many consider the French cosmetic chemists, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, Ph.D., to be the father of modern aromatherapy and the first modern-day scientist to study the properties of oils. In 1910 he experienced a chemical explosion in his lab, receiving a severe burn on his hands and forearms. By chance, he dipped his hands into a tub of lavender oil and the pain subsided with the burn healing totally without scarring. From his experience, Gattefosse focused his reachers studies on lavender and other essential oils.
What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are non-oily concentrated plant essences extracted from a variety of plants such as flowers, buds, fruit, berries, leaves, grasses, stems, wood, resin, twigs, bark, rind, shrubs, bushes, roots, and seeds, and can change composition and location from one part of the plant to another. The term essential oils is derived from the Latin word essentia, meaning "essence." They are called oils but do not have a greasy texture and their consistency can range from very watery to syrup-like.
The essential oils are tiny droplets in glands, glandular hairs, sacs, or veins of different plant parts which are responsible for giving the plant its unique scent. Essential oils enter the body primarily through the nose and skin and may also be used internally and have healing properties on both physical and emotional levels.
Healing with Essential Oils Some of the many therapeutic properties of essential oils include antiseptic, diuretic, antiviral, antibacterial, sedative, antispasmodic, disinfectant, pain killing, anti-inflammatory, to name a few.
The fragrance of an essential oil may be very stimulating psychologically and physically and the same oil may also be soothing, helping one to overcome anxiety. And, on a physiological level, essential oils may stimulate immune function and regenerate damaged tissue. They may also help to combat infectious disease by killing viruses and other pathogens. Essential oils act as natural balances in the human body, stimulating the secretion of antibodies, neurotransmitters, endorphins, hormones, and enzymes. They may also be used to reduce appetite, therefore helping with weight loss.
Everything has energy--the human body has vibrating frequency wave patterns of energy as well as every plant, flower, or tree. Our health can be determined by the frequency of our body or organs. Energy vibrates at certain frequencies. Lower frequencies in the form of junk food, drugs, or pollution can lower the body's electrical frequency to an unhealthy level. The high frequency of the oils helps to promote healing when in contact with a lower frequency of energy, raising the body's vibrational frequency (DeVita 2, 3).
Purity Plant material that is free of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemiclas produce a more therapeutic grade of oil. These chemicals can react with the oil producing toxic compounds. I recommend using pure or organic substances for healing as synthetic oils can have unhealthy side effects when used for medicinal purposes. When pure essential oils are used in correct doses, they are powerful medicines and rarely have side effects. Because a product is marked "essential oil," does not mean it is pure.
Knowledge in the uses, safety, and storing and caring of essential oils can be done through careful research and experimenting with a few at a time until familiar with the oil. There are some essential oils that must be used with caution, thus, it is recommended that some oils be used under the guidance of a qualified aromatherpist, that one contact his or her health care physician and, through research, become aware and familiar with any contradictions in the use and care of the oils.
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Sole Mapping is an energy healing modality developed by Bernadette Curtis to incorporate the realigning of energy throughout the physical body and subtle energy fields with massaging and energy tracing techniques focused at the feet. A full hour, relaxing foot massage session will include energy healing practices and reflexology techniques to revitalize and restore overall health.
Energy healing techniques are used to relieve discomfort and congestion, alleviating pain and sending healing energy to other areas of the body. Quantum-Touch®, Polarity with Energy Tracing, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch are incorporated to support varying discomfort issues. The use of pure essential oils and hot stones aid in the healing process.
This energy healing technique is based on the idea that specific points on the feet correspond with various organs and tissues throughout the body, as well as with connecting polarity poles of the body, chakras, and the five elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth. In polarity theory, energy should flow unobstructed between the positive and negative poles of the body. The seven chakras or energy centers are aligned, bringing balance and harmony as the body returns to its natural rhythm and order is restored. Varying degress of pressure or a mere light touch holding with practitioner's fingers and thumbs may be used on these points to treat a wide range of stress-related ailments.
An assessment of corresponding parts of the body is considered from the shared discussion with the client, as well as an energetic assessment from the pracitioner. A gentle foot massage stimulates the tender areas of the feet that reflect to other areas of the body, and degrees of pressure or light touch on specific points will be applied to stimulate the energy flow. Stretching and movement, a gentle laying on hands, listening and allowing the energy flow to seek its alignment and calmness will all help to revitalize, restore, rebuild, repair, and rejuvenate one's overall health and well being.
The use of pure lotions and essential oils (aromatherapy) further enhances the healing process. Oils used support the emotional, physical, and/or spiritual issue that is present. Hot stones provide more energy flowing stimulation as well as relief and relaxation.
Benefits of Soul Mapping Sessions Include:
deep relaxation ~ improves circulation ~ detoxifies and cleanses
balances central nervous system ~ relaxes muscle tension
sends healing energy to entire body ~ promotes healing
relieves pain ~ improves clarity and focus ~ increases awareness
normalizes glands ~ reduces mental, physical & emotional tension
relieves sinus congestion ~ integrates mind-body & spirit
Sole Mapping provides an opportunity for the body to relax and promote healing to the entire system, supporting reconnection of the mind-body and spirit