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Guest Article – Unlocking the Healing Potential of Scent: A Powerful Ally in Polarity Therapy

By August 14, 2023Uncategorized

Unlocking the Healing Potential of Scent:
A Powerful Ally in Polarity Therapy

Tracy Griffiths, BCPP, RPE

Over two decades ago, my fascination with essential oils began when a dear friend introduced me to the Raindrop technique. This remarkable protocol involved dropping specific high-quality genuine-grade essential oils along the spine and feet, followed by gentle massage—a practice that left me enchanted. Little did I know that this encounter would set me on an extraordinary journey into the realm of essential oils, ultimately transforming my understanding of health and wellness.

My infatuation with essential oils deepened after a challenging health issue, during which my sister applied the Raindrop technique’s essential oils, resulting in a dramatic turnaround. Just like when I first discovered Polarity Therapy, I hungered to learn more about the profound benefits of essential oils. Thus, I immersed myself in studying their power and how they could enrich our lives.

Today, I am excited to share the wonders of essential oils with you and how they can support your journey towards wellness. As a Polarity Practitioner, incorporating these aromatic oils into your sessions can enhance the therapeutic experience for both you and your clients, amplifying the healing potential of your practice. 

Carefully selected essential oils serve as catalysts for this transformative journey. The aromatic molecules of the oils work in synergy with therapeutic touch to create a safe space where clients can access, revisit, and review their memories or experiences. Within this nurturing environment, the client can process and digest the energy held within these emotional blockages, liberating themselves from their grip. During a Polarity Therapy session, the skilled practitioner guides the client through the layers of their emotional landscape, gently facilitating the exploration of emotions and sensations that arise. Through the seamless integration of scent, touch, and the Polarity Therapy model, the client is provided with an awe-inspiring opportunity to discharge the intensity of the upsetting memory and find a pathway back to emotional balance.

As the emotionally challenging memories are released, the client experiences a profound sense of healing, restoration, and poise. The transformative potential of scent, combined with the principles of Polarity Therapy, empowers individuals to embark on a remarkable journey of self-discovery, resilience, and renewed well-being.

The Science Behind Emotional Release: Neurobiology and Neuroplasticity

Emotional release through scent is not only a deeply transformative experience but also rooted in the fascinating realms of neurobiology and neuroplasticity. The brain’s remarkable capacity for reorganizing neural pathways forms the foundation for this extraordinary phenomenon. By engaging in scent-based techniques within the context of Polarity Therapy, both clients and practitioners tap into the potential of neuroplasticity to facilitate healing and emotional balance.

When emotional blockages are present, they can manifest as various symptoms within the body, creating resistance and imbalance. However, the Memory Resolution Technique (MRT) within Polarity Therapy offers a profound solution.

As the client or practitioner engages in the MRT process, the power of scent becomes a catalyst for change. Specific essential oils used during the technique evoke specific emotional charges, initiating a deep exploration of the associated memories or experiences. Through repeated exposure to these aromas, new neural connections are formed, creating fresh associations between the scents and emotional responses.

Over time, this process of neuroplasticity gradually replaces negative patterns with positive ones. The energetic blockages are released and transformed, and the energy body experiences a renewed sense of flow and balance. The intricate dance between the Memory Resolution Technique, the therapeutic use of essential oils, and the principles of Polarity Therapy stimulates energetic movement within the body, supporting the client or practitioner in their remarkable journey towards emotional neutrality and well-being.

Embracing the Power of Scent: Integration and Transformation

As dedicated Polarity Therapy practitioners, we have the privilege of incorporating the profound power of scent and essential oils into our sessions. By understanding the intricate science of olfactory physiology and harnessing the immense potential of aromatherapy, we create a supportive environment that promotes the release and transformation of emotional struggles. The integration of scent and touch in our sessions enhances the healing experience, facilitating a deeper sense of connection and well-being for both practitioners and clients.

Catering to Client Preferences: Ensuring a Blissful Aromatherapy Journey

Incorporating essential oils into Polarity Therapy sessions offers a world of creativity and customization. Prioritizing your client’s preferences and finding out about any known aversions to specific essential oils is crucial. As your client enters the session space, you have the opportunity to enhance their experience by introducing a selection of essential oils. Particularly for clients who are new to this aromatic realm, beginning with Lavender, Peppermint, or Lemon can create a sense of familiarity and aid in their overall comfort.

The Scent Tent Method: A Creative Approach

Give your client a few drops of the chosen essential oil into their palm and have them gently rub their palms together, bringing their oil-infused palms close to their nose, guiding them to inhale deeply and receive the delightful scent. Remind them not to get the oils on their fingertips and to avoid touching their face. Encourage them to slowly breathe in the scent for 5-6 intentional full breaths, helping them focus and tune into their intention for the session. This initial aromatherapy experience sets the stage for a deeper connection between the client and the polarity therapy process.

Continue incorporating essential oils throughout the session. While your client is lying face up on the treatment table, delicately form a comforting scent tent by cupping your palms with essential oils near their nose, ensuring they inhale deeply without any contact with their face or eyes. Alternatively, you can apply a few drops of your chosen essential oil onto a cotton pad or tissue and place it on their upper chest, allowing them to enjoy the aroma as the session progresses. If your client is face down, consider placing a folded tissue with a few drops of essential oil into the face cradle, allowing them to experience the scent continuously.

As the session unfolds and different elements present themselves, you have the opportunity to choose additional essential oils to support the flow of the work. With a keen understanding of the therapeutic properties of various oils, you can intuitively select the ones that resonate with the client’s needs in the moment. Trust your instincts and let the essential oils do the heavy lifting as you navigate the session.

Remember, the art of using essential oils in Polarity Therapy sessions is an ongoing exploration. As you gain experience and deepen your understanding of essential oils and their effects, you will develop a unique approach that aligns with your clients’ needs and preferences. Embrace the endless possibilities and let your creativity shine through as you harness the profound power of scent for transformational healing experiences.

Disclaimer: Always ensure that you are using high-quality, pure essential oils and consider any allergies or sensitivities your clients may have.

The Five Elements and Essential Oils:

In Polarity Therapy, the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether can be associated with specific essential oils. Earth is matched with grounding essential oils like Cedarwood and Patchouli, Water aligns with uplifting scents such as Orange and Clary Sage, Fire is connected to invigorating oils like Peppermint and Lemon, Air resonates with refreshing aromas like Eucalyptus Radiata and Lavender, and Ether is embodied by sacred oils such as Frankincense and Balsam Fir. These oils and elements are interchangeable, providing Polarity Therapy practitioners with ample room for creativity and customization in their sessions.

Unveiling the Captivating Interconnectedness: The Three Gunas and Essential Oils in Polarity Therapy

In our practice, we align with the Tamasic Guna, which corresponds to the Earth element and the sense of smell—the very essence that grounds us, just like the earth beneath our feet. Essential oils become powerful allies on a journey of healing, providing stability and a sense of rootedness as we navigate through our emotions and memories.

Essential oils associated with the Saatvic Guna, representing the Air element, embrace a gentle and uplifting nature, creating a harmonious space for self-discovery, uplifting the spirit and fostering clarity. During our sessions, I confidently guide clients on a process of discharging negative and challenging emotions that accompany memories from both the distant past and more recent times.

Furthermore, the Rajasic Guna, connected to the Water element, celebrates the dynamic nature of emotions. Essential oils aligned with this quality stimulate and energize our senses, playing a significant role in encouraging emotional release and offering steadfast support as we navigate life’s shifting emotional currents.

Through this exquisite dance of the Gunas and essential oils, Polarity Therapy becomes a profound journey of exploration and balance—nurturing our emotional well-being and empowering transformative growth. 

Enhancing the Session Experience with Aromas:

Incorporating essential oils into Polarity Therapy sessions brings a refreshing and natural ambiance to the space. The captivating scents help create a tranquil atmosphere that supports relaxation and deepens the client’s connection to their breath and present moment awareness. Essential oils can be used as anchors throughout the session, providing a sensory reference point that enhances the therapeutic experience.

Conclusion: Embrace the Power of Scent for Transformational Healing

Delve deeper into the world of olfactory physiology and its transformative potential. By embracing aromatherapy and incorporating scent-based techniques into Polarity Therapy sessions, we unlock pathways to healing and restoration. Let us continue exploring the interplay between science and our sense of smell, paving the way for deep integration, emotional release, and transformational healing experiences.

Using essential oils in Polarity Therapy opens up an additional dimension and frequency of healing, expanding the possibilities for profound transformation and well-being. Aromatherapy synergistically complements the principles of Polarity Therapy, enhancing the therapeutic experience.

Polarity Therapy, with its focus on the balance and flow of energy within the body, aligns seamlessly with the principles of aromatherapy. Just as Polarity Therapy works to remove blockages and restore energetic equilibrium, essential oils can target specific areas of imbalance, promoting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Together, they create a holistic approach that addresses not only physical symptoms but also emotional and energetic aspects of well-being.

The integration of aromatherapy into Polarity Therapy creates a powerful tapestry of healing modalities. The principles of Polarity Therapy and the therapeutic qualities of essential oils weave together, offering a holistic and personalized approach to wellness. This harmonious union expands the scope of healing possibilities, providing greater access to emotional, physical, and energetic well-being.

Wishing you aromatic blessings and transformative healing experiences!


“After the session, II feel more positive, lighter and  there is new energy for me.” JK

“Reflecting on a past crappy memory was akin to obnoxious fluorescent lighting and the MRT process dimmed the light, finally darkening and closing the memory into total darkness, like when a curtain closes after a play.” TG

“The MRT let me finally tap into something powerful, deep within me that had always been there and used to shine but had buried itself over the years. I had been wanting that something to re-emerge, but didn’t know how to get there. This technique gave me the tools to release the block and the shine blast through once again”. TK

Want to incorporate Aromatherapy into your Polarity Therapy sessions…

*Register for this class and support APTA*

Scent & Energy:
An Aromatic Transformative Workshop Series

In this empowering online class we will explore the profound impact of scent on emotional well-being in Polarity Therapy. 

Highlights of the class:

Science of Olfactory Physiology
Memory Resolution Technique (MRT)
Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT)

September 14, 21, 28   9:00 – 11:00 am PT / 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Donation: $150  members & non-members
Receive: 6 CEUs 

The essential oils we will be using are –

  • The Memory Release Blend (Frankincense, Lavender & Stress Away) 
  • Inner Child
  • Release
  • Believe

If you don’t have these essential oils, there are two ways to get them:

1) Purchase your sample sizes for an additional $15 (shipping included) click here  Please order by DATE (2 weeks before the class) so you receive them in time!

2) Order the full size bottles via this link:


Tracy Griffiths BCPP, RPE
Empowering Wellness Educator and Practitioner

With over 35 years of experience, Tracy Griffiths, is a highly accomplished practitioner dedicated to teaching individuals worldwide how to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. As a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner and Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Global Trauma/Tension Release Exercise (TRE) facilitator, and 500-Hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor, Tracy seamlessly integrates essential oils into her holistic practices. As the co-owner of IPSB at Life Energy Institute and a principal instructor for UZIT, Tracy’s transformative Aroma Yoga program has gained global recognition. Known for her light-heartedness, Tracy empowers communities to embrace wellness on all levels.

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