What is polarity therapy? How is it different from Reiki? Polarity therapy is an holistic health system that includes both bodywork and energetic work- kind of a combination of massage therapy and Reiki. It was invented by Dr. Randolph Stone in the 1940s. Dr. Stone was a chiropractor, osteopath, and naturopath, who fused principles of chiropraxy with more traditional forms of Western medicine. Polarity therapy addresses the root cause of disease by addressing the subtle energetic systems of the body and making adjustments through light touch, some crystal work, and chanting. Reiki is often just the simple laying of the hands either near or on the body- to attune chakras. Polarity therapy is a little more physical- in addition to light touch, there is often a degree of rocking and some massage modalities- Polarity therapy aims to adjust energies, but certified polarity practitioners also do this through manipulation of soft tissue, particularly in areas where bone and muscle meet nerves.