Polarity Therapy was developed in the late 1940s by Dr. Randolph Stone, a chiropractor, naturopath and osteopath, who sought to discover the fundamental laws of healing. After decades of study and practice of traditional Chinese medicine and India’s Ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Stone concluded that all pain and illness stems from the disturbance or blockage of energy flow in the body.
Polarity Therapy is a holistic, hands-on approach to directly connect with the Central Nervous System (CNS) or Neuro-circulation. It allows the brain a chance to “turn off” as it re-establishes pattern or flow with the body and is designed to bring the body, mind and spirit into a state of vibrant health and harmony. Polarity Therapy is based on the theory that free flow of energy throughout the body is the key to good health. Disruptions in the flow of energy caused by stress, injury, trauma, poor diet and other factors, lead to problems such as a fatigue, pain, illness and disease. Polarity Therapy, which is often practiced in conjunction with other healing arts such as massage therapy, craniosacral therapy and aromatherapy, attends to the root causes of emotional and physical disease, allowing us to let go of old patterns as create lasting change.
Why Should You Try Polarity?
It Increases healing after surgery or an injury by reconnecting the flow of energy to the area effected. When an incision is made to any area of the body, the energy flow is cut or re-routed to another area while the work is being done. In addition, any sudden injury (broken bone, torn muscle, bruising) creates a similar energy block. Polarity reconnects that energy flow to allow the body to heal faster.
Proper digestion is the key to good health. Digestion stops when we don’t have a strong energy flow to support the “digestive fire”. Polarity stimulates your digestion by balancing the flow of energy to the digestive tract. Proper digestion also increases the elimination of unwanted toxins.
It supports Chemo & Radiation: It calms the Central Nervous System (CNS) during and after treatments to help bring the body back into balance. Both chemo and radiation have proven to reduce the ability to fight off infection, digestion decreases, and it creates an overall feeling of discomfort, including the burning sensation caused by the treaments. Polarity can increase the body’s immune system, stimulate digestion, and calm the CNS to reduce the unsettled feeling within the system.
Increasing the amount of restful sleep has been proven to increase overall health. Polarity will help to calm the mind and redirect the energy, which in turn “shuts off your brain” allowing you to get the sleep that is so important to good health.
Daily activities such as driving, sitting too long and heavy lifting can pinch off the flow of energy through the sciatic region. Polarity relieves sciatic flair-ups by reconnecting the flow of energy and releasing blockages that also effect the back, leg and foot areas.
Polarity is a proven immune booster. If you are dealing with an autoimmune disease, such as Lyme, MS, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, IBS, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto Thyroiditis, then you know how important your immune strength is. In a time when everyone seems to be getting sick more often, it’s critical to keep our immune system running at full strength.
It reduces anxiety & stress, in particular PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). It does so by quieting the central nervous system and allowing the brain to “shut off” the stressors and start to bring peace and calming. With an increase in calming and/or peace comes the possible reduction of medication needed to support these conditions.
Heightens self-awareness: Polarity Therapy is a combination of body work, nutrition, exercise and self-awareness to balance the flow of energy in your body and restore you to health and wellness.
Polarity Therapy is often practiced in conjunction with other treatments such as chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, psychotherapy, massage therapy, aroma therapy, and acupuncture, just to name a few. This allows that treatment to last longer because it attends to the emotional and physical dis-ease allowing the client to let go of old patterns and create lasting change.
Polarity Therapy Individual Sessions
Polarity is based on the individual needs of the client so no two sessions are exactly alike. A typical session lasts for one hour. During that time, we will discuss your health and other concerns. Based on that discussion, the practitioner will design the rest of the session, which will include bodywork and/or suggestions regarding nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. During Polarity bodywork, the client lies fully clothed on a massage table. The use of a light, medium or firm touch with his/her hands on specific reflex and acupressure points. You may feel subtle sensations, which are often experienced as tingling, warmth, expansion or wavelike movements. Through this work you, as the client will become increasingly empowered in the healing process.
Discover your Elemental Birth Sign
Understanding the element you were born under-- air, fire, earth, or water -- helps us to understand our pre-disposed conditions that may affect how we move through life in balance and ease. Working with your element brings clarity to how you can adjust with the weather, the food you eat, and your daily routine to support your system.
Marma Point Therapy
What is Marma Therapy?
The knowledge of Marma, the vital energy centers in the body, was explained in detail 5000 years ago in the ancient Ayurvedic text Sushruta Samhita, a text of surgical procedures. The guiding principle of Ayurveda is disease prevention by harmonizing the body’s rhythms with nature. One way to create this balance and align the body’s healing energies with through Marma point therapy. Many historians believe that other point therapies, including acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology, grew out of the science of Marma.
Marmas are important key energy centers in Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation. Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning hidden, or secret. Marma is the collection of secret vital points of the body and mind, the seat for consciousness and energy reservoirs. Marmas are the junction points of muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or bone joints. The seat of Prana (vital energy) resides in the Marmas.
In all, 107 Marma points cover the human body. They range in size from one to six inches in diameter. Major Marma points correspond to the seven chakras or energy centers of the body, while minor points radiate out along the torso and limbs. The points cover both the front and back of the body including 22 on the lower extremities, 22 on the arms, 12 on the chest and stomach, 14 on the back and 37 on the head and neck. Some consider the mind to be the 108th Marma.
Marma points are where consciousness meets matter; where deep silence resides in the body. In Ayurveda, Marma points are thought to house the three pillars of life, otherwise known as the doshas. Marma points are the junction between physiology and consciousness. They are the vital points on the body where vata, pitta, and kapha are present in their subtlest forms.
Why would you need a Marma Session?
Toxins, stress and negative emotions get blocked in the Marma points for years, leading to pain, energy blockages, swelling and the manifestation of various kinds of diseases. Blocked Marmas are healed in balanced through applying pressure, gentle heat and sometimes essential oils to the area.
What is a Marma Therapy Session Like?
A Marma Therapy session will be for about an hour, with a small portion of that time spent of listening to the client’s concerns and personal situation. The remainder of the session will be working with a light to medium touch on all 107 marma points to balance the energy that runs through each point. This will provide a full body balancing of your energy and allow healing to begin to occur throughout your system. It is a very relaxing session and the benefits are endless.
What is Vedic Astrology?
The term “Vedic” comes from the Sanskrit word which means “pure knowledge” and refers to the ancient, sacred literature of India. Jyotish means “Science of light” and is a body of knowledge that explains man’s connection to the cosmos. Vedic astrology, called “Jyotish” is Sanskrit, is a forecasting and event analysis technique developed in Vedic culture of ancient India. For thousands of years, Vedic Astrology has distinguished itself as an effective method for predicting events and for analyzing behavior.
Jyotish looks at the positions of the planets in relation to the stars in the zodiac at the time of an individual’s birth. These positions reveal how the universe was functioning at the moment of birth, and therefore, how the individual was influenced. In a way, planets are like nine special measuring points from which the entire subtle state of natural law can be measured. At the time of birth, when the human body enters the world, the condition of the universe becomes imprinted into the structure of the life of that individual. Therefore the conditions of the nine planets define the entire life span of events and circumstances for an individual.
What is the Value of Vedic Astrology?
Vedic Astrology is a tool of self-understanding. It illuminates the Self and allows us to better understand ourselves. It is a powerful tool for self-development. A great benefit comes in the increased understanding of our own behavior, as well as those around us.
Vedic Astrology is useful because it allows us to anticipate which life-experience cycles are in effect at any given time. These cycles can be personal, that is effecting us individually, and natural, as in the cycles of nature or events that happen in the wider field of experience. We are made aware of the possibility or tendency of these cycles to influence us in a certain way either favorably or unfavorably. Vedic Astrology’s predictive techniques aid us in preparing for the approach of challenging events, helping to fortify ourselves against them. On the other hand, if a positive event is approaching, we can look forward to it and take greater benefit from it.
How does it work?
At the time and place of birth, there is a specific astronomical pattern in the heavens. This sky model is recorded from a distinct geographical point. Astrologers document this planet-earth-sky pattern and call it a chart. The birth chart diagram is interpreted according to specific rules of Vedic Astrology and is a system for interpreting how behavior will unfold over time. Vedic Astrology offers us a map to guide our life and give us an analytical time profile of our behavior to help us understand what compels us to act. It helps us to determine which behavioral traits to promote and which ones to target for self-improvement.
What is Reiki?
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
How Does Reiki Work?
We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
What is a Reiki Session Like?
A Reiki session can last between 45 minutes to an hour, with a small portion of that time spent of listening to the client’s concerns and personal situation. The remainder of the session will be working with a light to medium touch on the chakras to balance the energy that runs through each feild. This will provide a full body balancing of your energy and allow healing to begin to occur throughout your system. It is a very relaxing session and people commonly report a sense of calm and mental clarity and sleeping well after Reiki. You will remain fully clothed and lay on a massage table.
Renée studied USUI Shiko Ryoho Reiki and attained the rank of Master Degree in the Reiki Method of Natural Healing in 2008.