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This online video course shows 16 specific Polarity bodywork sessions, using techniques based on the five elements and three principles of Polarity Therapy. Learn how to evaluate each client to give them a unique treatment that will target specifically what they need. Mary Sullivan, and her 30 years of teaching experience will bring your bodywork to a new level using these effective and transformative techniques. These techniques can be light, deep, or include motion- depending on the client. These videos bring together what was previously
two seperate videos, The Five Elements and The Three Principles, uniting them into one powerful treatment protocol. This is a great value with 2 hours of massage footage!

Instructor: Mary Sullivan has been living and practicing Polarity Therapy for more than 25 years. She is a licensed acupuncturist, and teaches classes in Polarity Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage massage, Chi Nei Tsang and Women’s Cycles. She maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara, California.


Introduction to the 5 elements

Length: 18 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson introduces the basic polarity principles or water, air, fire, earth and ether. Mary shows how to do an evaluation for dysfunction in each of these principles, and as a therapist, how to choose which element to work with. This includes pulse diagnosis, feeling the pulse in the neck and at the feet. If they are imbalanced side to side, or between the neck and feet, this gives you a clear indication of what sequence to perform.

The Fire element sequence

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Easy

The fire element relates to the head, solar plexus and thighs. This lesson shows three routines to balance this element based on the pulse diagnosis.

The Earth element sequence

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

The earth element corresponds to the neck(positive), bowls(neutral) and knees(negative). This lesson shows 3 sequences based on the pulse diagnosis and earth element.

The water element sequence

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Easy

Three sequences for water element imbalances. This features rajas, tamasic and satvic (energizing, penetrating, light) styles of bodywork depending on the pulse evaluation. The water element is related to the chest (positive pole), genitals (neutral pole) and feet (negative pole).

The air element sequence

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows 3 technique sequences based on the the air element. The focus here is shoulders, ankles and kidney area as the positive, negative and neutral poles of the sequence. The variations in the touch relate to wha you found during the pulse diagnosis.

The Etheric Principle sequence

Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Easy

The etheric principle relates to the entire body, Mary shows how to perform a full body sequence, starting with working with each of the toes (each of the elements) first. The full body sequence is light touch energy work holds on each of the chakras.

Introduction to the 3 principles

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

This is an introduction to 3 polarity sequences, including the five pointed star, 6 pointed star, and the joint session. This is looked at through the lens of the masculine, feminine and etheric principles.

The masculine principle sequence

Length: 18 minutesComplexity: Easy

When the evaluation calls for working the masculine principle, or the client has back pain, sciatica, piriformis, scoliosis, bulging disks, spinal pain, anger, or powerlessness. This lesson shows the 6 pointed star techniq

The Feminine principle sequence

Length: 21 minutesComplexity: Easy

The feminine principle technique sequence. Includes techniques for for gynecological issues, breathing issues, breast, chest issues, throat issues, as well as psoas tension. The emotional indicators for this session are grief and sadness.

The Etheric Principle sequence

Length: 17 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to work on the etheric principle. Use this principle if the client has head problems such as migraines, epilepsy, brain tumors, endocrine imbalances, or joint pain such as arthritis, bursitis or osteoporosis. This technique is a light touch energy work to the joints.