Polarity Therapy is a system of energy-balancing involving bodywork, counselling, therapeutic exercise and nutrition. It is based on the work of Dr. Randolph Stone who integrated his work as a naturopath, osteopath and chiropractor with the Eastern concepts of energy-flow in the Ayurvedic system of India, as well as the Chinese and Egyptian Hermetic systems.
In a Polarity session, the practitioner seeks to bring into balance all levels of the client’s being – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The key to this process is tuning in to the energy flow of the individual and discovering where it is blocked and how to get it moving again. A Polarity session usually consists of about an hour of hands-on bodywork which involves a series of of both light and deep contacts to release the energy and allow it to re-establish a normal balanced flow. This process results in a deep relaxation for the client, allowing for a release of tension and chronic pain, and providing an opportunity to discover more about their mental and emotional blocks and how to develop a healthy attitude towards life. Through the counseling process, which is an integral part of the work, the client often gains an insight into the causes of their stress and finds the key to overcoming their problems. Corrective exercises and nutritional advice are also an important part of the process.
Polarity Therapy can be integrated very effectively into the practice of other forms of bodywork such as Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Alexander, Craniosacral Therapy, Acupuncture etc. and many practitioners have reported that it has provided a “missing link” and enabled them to integrate into a whole the many aspects of the healing arts.
Rex Beynon, M.A., R.P.P. studied at the Polarity Wellness Center of New York and founded and directed the Polarity Wellness Center of New England in the U.S.A. for 12 years. He has been running training courses in the U.K. and Ireland for the past ten years. In addition to an extensive background in bodywork and psychotherapy, he brings to his work a spiritual dimension drawn from his training in Tibetan, Taoist, and Kundalini Yoga. Rex transmits the essence of the healing arts in a simple and clear style of teaching.