What can I expect in a typical Polarity Therapy session?
In a typical session, the practitioner assesses energetic attributes
using palpation, observation and interview methods. Sessions usually
take 60-90 minutes, do not require disrobing, and involve soft touch,
some rocking as well as point specific touch.
Energetic Touch is the work Polarity Practitioners perform with
clients – verbal interaction is energetic communication which has to do
with reading the energy in people’s words and staying neutral vs.
engaging in the emotions of the patient and verbal interaction. Contact
may be light, medium or firm. In the session, the practitioner supports
the client in increasing self-awareness of subtle energetic
sensations, which are often experienced as tingling, warmth, expansion
or wavelike movement. The results of Polarity Therapy sessions vary,
and may include profound relaxation, an understanding of energetic
patterns and their implications, and relief from numerous specific
problematic situations such as hypertension, anxiety attacks and
What is Polarity Therapy?
Energy fields and currents exist everywhere in nature. Polarity
Therapy asserts that the flow and balance of energy in the human body is
the foundation of good health.
In the Polarity model, health is experienced when:
- Energy systems function in their natural state, and
- Energy flows smoothly without significant blockage or fixation.
Foot work practices have existed
throughout the history of humankind. Remnants of foot work practices
span time and place from thePhysician's Tomb
in Egypt of 2300 B.C. to thePhysicians Temple
in Nara, Japan, of 690 A.D. The authors have labeled this pattern as a
form of archetype or archestructure. Archetypes are "symbolic
image(s)...without known origin and they reproduce themselves in any
time or in another part of the world--even when transmission by direct
descent or 'cross fertilization' through migration must
1. What is a birth doula?
A birth doula is a person trained and experienced in
childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and
informational support to the mother before, during and just after
2. Where does the word “doula” come from?
The word “doula” comes from ancient Greek, meaning
“Woman’s servant.” Throughout history and in much of the world today, a
cadre of women support a woman through labor and birth, giving back rubs
and providing continuous emotional support. Like their historical
counterparts, DONA International birth doulas know how to help a woman
in labor feel better.
Why use a doula? Doulas mother the mother.
Women have complex needs during childbirth and the
weeks that follow. In addition to medical care and the love and
companionship provided by their partners, women need consistent,
continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. They need
individualized care based on their circumstances and preferences.
DONA International doulas are educated and
experienced in childbirth and the postpartum period. We are prepared to
provide physical (non-medical), emotional and informational support to
women and their partners during labor and birth, as well as to families
in the weeks following childbirth.