SWIHA is proud and honored to be the only college in Arizona offering full Polarity Practitioner training programs approved by the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA). In this program, students experience the exciting new paradigm of energy healing as they study the human energy system and see how it influences health and disease.
Graduates are awarded a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 200 hours of specialization in the field of Polarity APP and will be eligible to apply for national certification through the APTA.
Our comprehensive 200-hour Polarity APP program may be taken to fulfill part of your primary specialty requirements within some of our degree or diploma programs, to enhance your professional skills, or to further your own personal growth and development. See also Polarity RPP.
* NOTE: Certificates of Excellence are not necessarily designed to serve as stand-alone vocational training and may not prepare you for gainful employment if taken independently of a diploma or degree program.
Based on the integrative holistic modality developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, Polarity Therapy is a natural health care system founded on the principle that bodily imbalances result from physical and emotional experiences from the past. Polarity addresses the interrelatedness of the mind, body and spirit and the energy fields and currents of the body.
Polarity serves as a key to “unlock” the life force energy through four distinct areas of technique: touch (acupressure or point-specific focusing), stretching and exercise, nutrition and healthy eating, and mental-emotional processing.
In Dr. Stone’s teachings on “energy medicine”, he incorporates esoteric language from many spiritual traditions including mystic Christianity, Ayurveda, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism and Yoga. Polarity practitioners seek to restore the natural balance of energy which flows through the universe, the body, and chakra system.
Polarity practitioners work with the reciprocal, complementary or “polarized” forces, known as yin and yang, and the three ‘gunas’ or tendencies of human nature known as Rajas, Tamas and Satva. These correlate with the underlying holistic and Ayurvedic traditions on which this program is based.
When illness or discomfort is present, the goal is to remove interferences to health and to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Although the majority of its practitioners are licensed massage therapists, Polarity is a clothed modality and does not specifically require a massage license to practice. Students in the Polarity APP Certificate of Excellence program study introductory and advanced Polarity, including cranial unwinding, reflexology, communications, resonance and relations, and more.
Are you interested in the Polarity Certificate of Excellence, but not sure about signing up for the full program? At SWIHA, we are so committed to helping you achieve your dream, we invite you to take a test drive and sit in on the first 4 hours of any introductory class before you decide whether to enroll. Get a first-hand feel for what SWIHA is all about!
SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans. Students may be eligible for Federal financial aid for Yoga-integrated programs and both the 600 & 800 hour YTT diploma programs. Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
We also offer a 10% concession on tuition* for all programs paid with cash in full at the time of enrollment. **
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
** Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.