In polarity therapy, four therapeutic techniques are related: bodywork, energetic foods, exercise and self-awareness. In the bodywork portion of this therapy, practitioners place their hands lightly on the body to redirect the client's energy. Cleansing programs and yoga-like exercises may be recommended to enhance the client's health.
Polarity, within its scope of practice includes energetic approaches to somatic energetic contact, verbal facilitation, energetic foods, polarity yoga and self help exercise and health education.
Entry into the profession requires a thorough knowledge of energetic principles. The course of study includes entry level and advanced education, with certification programs in basic and advanced training.
As a profession, Polarity Therapy upholds basic values such as service, diversity, spirituality, the sacredness of relationship, community outreach, accessibility and the Polarity Therapy professional's continual growth and development.
Future-sighted and research-oriented, Polarity Therapy professionals are both participants and leaders in redefining the healthcare field. Polarity practitioners, "APP/RPP" are registered by the American Polarity Therapy Association. APTA sets standards, rules and regulations for the profession of Polarity Therapy. As a governing body, APTA has a strict code of ethics and an elected member board.
Polarity training schools under the Ohio Institute of Energetic Studies and Bodywork in Ohio are registered by the State of Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (Reg. ##00-01-1528T).
Polarity practitioners are certified by The American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA), the governing body of Polarity Therapy. A Registered Polarity Practitioner (RPP) must have 750 hours of class work plus clinical experience hours. They are highly skilled and trained practitioners with knowledge of and training in Anatomy, Physiology, Energy Theories and Principles of Polarity, Polarity Energetic Bodywork, Communication, Energetic Evaluation, Energetic Food Awareness, Stretching Postures and Ethics and Standards for Polarity Practitioners. An Associate Polarity Practitioner (APP) is an Associates Certification with 155 hours of training plus supervised clinical work. All Polarity Practitioners must adhere to The American Polarity Therapy Association's Standards and Bylaws and be an APTA member in good standing in order to practice.
Polarity Therapy is a rapidly growing profession and comes under the guidance of APTA. APTA accredits and sets the standards for the profession of Polarity Therapy. APTA is the primary national organization with a Board of Directors and an Ethics Board, which supports the promotion and development of Polarity Therapy as a field and as a profession. APTA fulfills the following functions: