Tuesday, July 04, 2017

A Visit to Polarity Physiotherapy Center

Commuting is kind of like an everyday and a normal thing for most of us, right? But what if I tell you that every day, I commute from Katipunan to Pampanga for work? Well, actually, that wasn’t just a “what if.” I really do stay in Katipunan and work in Pampanga and, yes, I commute every day.

I am one of those people who do love her job. I love what I do at work and I get to do what I’m passionate about, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get stressed!

I remember back then, a few days before graduation, I promised myself that I would only go for a job where I’d be able to do my passion, and voila! I’m here. What I failed to envision years ago was that no matter how passionate you are about something, stress will still come knocking at your door. I thought it will be like a happy-ever-after sort of thing. You know, like how people just look like they’re gleefully typing and writing about stuff. People on television look so pretty when they look busy and packed with work. I just hope that’s how real life goes.

One of the effects of stress on me is migraine, and it doesn’t help that I’ve stopped hailing an Uber when going home because I’m currently paying for a condo unit so I need to save as much money as I can. After getting off a bus from Pampanga, I would still have to ride the LRT 2 (but depends on the bus because if I got on the bus that doesn’t pass by the LRT 2, I would need to get off someplace else, ride the MRT then walk going to the LRT 2), and then walk going to my place. What sucks is that, lately, it has also been contributing to the pain on my right knee (origin was an injury from a few years ago). Am I getting old or what?

When I got invited to try out Polarity Physiotherapy Center, I was initially clueless as to what I should be expecting. But according to two of the services they provide, the Myofascial Release (MFR) and Physiotherapy, it looks like my present condition would really need to be there like ASAP.

Their gym for when you're on therapy
Their gym for when you're on therapy

But you can also inquire about their training gym. They have a separate one for that too.
According to Polarity, MFR is an effective hands-on therapy which can directly change and improve health of the fascia. The purpose of MFR is to break down scar tissue, relax the muscle and ‘myofascia’ and restore good posture. MFR techniques focus on relaxing the deep tissue of the body providing lasting and effective relief to the patient. It uses slow and sometimes deep pressure to restore the proper health of the fascia.

While Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and well-being, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

Things to remember when going to Polarity:

1.       Wear comfortable clothes (in case you’d be needing the MFR)
2.       Call them before-hand since visits to the therapy center are by schedule
3.       And be prepared to tell them any issues you’ve been having (like physical pains, injury, history, etc.) because they’d be needing the information to help you out

The room where I got my MFR Treatment 
I received the MFR treatment since my main issue is mostly about my migraine and the constant aching of my knee. During my treatment, I was surprised at how my therapist would put pressure on one area and then I’d feel it on the concerned part. My therapist said that it’s how you release the tension and help the blood circulate better. Just a quick tip, prepare yourself because you’re not getting a massage here that would put you to sleep. You’re not in a spa. You’re in a therapy center and their main focus is to help you heal.

After the therapy session, I was told to just rest at home since I would slowly begin to feel the pain where pressure was put on for the MFR. And so I did. I mean at our age, who doesn’t want to be told to rest?

The MFR session really did help with the pain on my knee and whenever I’d be having a migraine, I kind of know now where to put pressure on. Would I go back there again? If I need to, why not? They know what they’re doing and they can definitely help you with your specific needs.

I was also able to talk to a friend who has also tried Polarity. He is a weightlifter and was referred to Polarity when he had hip issues. When I asked him about his personal experience with Polarity, he said, “Good service naman. Would go there again if I get injured.” Well I hope he doesn’t get injured (LOL), but knowing that a friend also, personally, liked the services of Polarity is definitely a plus for me too. I actually also told my husband (since he’s been having specific body pains) to try out Polarity once he’s got the time.

Polarity Physiotherapy Center is located at #47 Examiner St., Quezon City. You can give them a ring at (02) 799-2700. If you’ve been there or if you've tried the MFR treatment (even if it's not there), please do tell me about your experience at the comment section, k? 


  1. Oooh I'd take note of this place in case someone I know might need their services. :)


    1. Totally recommending this to friends who need a therapist. 😊

  2. I can definitely relate to the stress at work. I used to have chronic migraines, because I was making poor choices in food (which I found out much later). I saw a neurologist and it was awesome. She helped solve a lot of my problems and also gave me a prescription for migraine medication. It's much better than over the counter stuff, and it always stopped my headaches which was amazing. Anyway, I also think I might be a little photophobic too, though I've never been diagnosed. Migraines are the worst though, so I feel your pain! Hopefully this places works out. It sounds kinda cool!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

    1. I've been wanting to see a neurologist too. One of my main problems currently is I've been having sleep paralysis too often. I'm glad though that this helped a lot with my migraine. I know now the spots I need to focus on.

  3. Sorry to hear you're having migraines. I'm lucky to not experience them (yet). I've never heard of physiotherapy, but hopefully it helps.

  4. For healthy living! This is cool!


  5. Looks like an awesome place! Thanks for sharing! =)
    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  6. Interesting services! Kaso ang layo from my place hehe :)

    Thanks for sharing, Gelleesh!
    xx jhanzey.net

  7. Wow, I've never heard of this place before. :) Sana matry ko din to! Hehe.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

    1. If you need a therapist I would definitely recommend them! 😊

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