Polarity Therapy is a system of energy balancing that integrates techniques from Eastern and Western healing principles. In a session, we will work with both the energetic and structural aspects of the body, helping release blockages and imbalances in energy flow that can contribute to pain and restriction on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. For many, Polarity can also be a preventative treatment used to help maintain a place of center and connection.
Polarity utilizes Ayurveda's five elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth) as well as the 7 primary energy centers or Chakras. Whether supporting the function of the organ systems, releasing the tension in muscles and connective tissue, mobilizing the body’s range of motion or touching into the spiritual and emotional connection to Oneself, Polarity Therapy can be a powerful tool for healing.
Techniques include light touch (sattvic), deep and steady pressure (tamasic), as well as gentle rocking techniques (rajasic). I will listen to and follow your body's energy patterns through physical manipulations, gentle stretching and an intuitive sensitivity
to energy pathways. At times, the work may move deeply into the tissues of the body, releasing blockages. At other times, the work may involve a quiet stillness, listening to and contacting the
rhythms of your system. If needed, we will discuss techniques and exercises you can use at home that will help continue your process between our time together.
Craniosacral Therapy is an integral part of
the Polarity process, subtly yet deeply accessing the energy flow of the cranium, spinal column, sacrum, connective tissue and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).
The work touches into the functions and operations of the nervous system, contacting the multifaceted harmony and alignment that is your intrinsic nature. Our bodies know how to heal, and
Craniosacral helps us return to the midline, a place in our system where all is well, and health and connectivity exist. Many people report that a Craniosacral session can be a deeply
meditative and expansive experience.
By working with such autonomic processes as the fight or flight and freeze responses, Craniosacral work (and Polarity Therapy overall) can help bring into balance
such mechanisms when they are over or under active. Clients who have experienced car accidents or other traumas often find the work can help the nervous system release stored energy that
may have locked in as physical pain, anxiety, anger or other forms of distress. For many, this recalibration of experiences from the past that may continue to affect the body and emotional state
of the present can be an important part of the healing process.
In my own work healing my body of Fibromyalgia and intense chronic pain, I found this particular engagement with the nervous system to be an essential piece of the puzzle, and have found this to be also true for many of my clients.
Craniosacral for infants and small children can also be a powerful way for new and young beings to be welcomed into this world. Even a smooth birth process can have lasting effects on a baby, and helping the cranial and nervous systems release and align can be an extremely helpful foundation. Dr. William Sutherland (the Osteopath who first started working with the cranial rhythms) decided at the end of his work-life to only treat babies and children. He believed setting the system on the right track at an early age was the best way he could be of the most service. Sessions with babies and small children will generally last 20-30 minutes.
Polarity and Craniosacral sessions are experience clothed, unless combined with Swedish or Deep
Tissue Massage, so it is important to come in loose, comfortable clothing.
"When I called Kathy to schedule an appointment for
bodywork, I told her that I needed help with my painful bike-commuter knees. When we met later, I was impressed and grateful for the research she had done to assess what might be happening to
cause the pain. Besides the work in the session, Kathy gave me some exercises to do at home to help with the imbalanced musculature around my knees. They are 100% better ever since."
"A Session with Kathy is one of the greatest gifts I give
to myself, especially when I'm feeling tired or stressed. The session always brings me back to a healthier and happier place and for that I am always grateful."
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