Certificate of Excellence in Polarity RPP
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) is proud to be the only college in Arizona to offer full Polarity Practitioner training programs approved by the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA). Our comprehensive 700-hour Polarity RPP program may be taken to fulfill part of your primary specialty requirements within some of our degree or diploma programs, to enhance your professional status, or simply to further your own personal growth and development through continued education. Polarity RPP contains our Polarity APP course within it.
In this program, you will take the exciting new paradigm of energy healing to a more advanced level. Study anatomy, pathology and advanced cranial unwinding, along with a multitude of Polarity courses. Explore the energy system of the human body and how it relates to and influences health and dis-ease. Once successfully completed, you will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 700 hours of specialization in the field of Polarity RPP and will be eligible to apply for national certification through the APTA.
* 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.
What Is Polarity?
In this holistic modality developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, the body’s imbalances are interpreted as the result of physical and emotional choices and experiences from the past. Polarity serves as a key to "unlock" the source. Life force energy is then influenced via four distinct areas of technique: touch (acupressure or point-specific focusing), stretching and exercise, diet and nutrition, and mental-emotional processes.
Dr. Stone referred to Polarity as "energy medicine" and used esoteric language – such as the breath of life, ki, chi, prana, and life force – all from the many spiritual traditions he has studied including mystic Christianity, Ayurveda, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism and Yoga. The practitioner seeks to restore the natural balance of energy which flows from the Universe into the body and chakra system.
Polarity practitioners work with the reciprocal, complementary or "polarized" forces, known as yin and yang. Although, the concept implies two forces in opposition, these dualities are believed to be mediated by a third subtle neutral factor, leading to the idea that phenomena are essentially triune in nature. The three factors are known as Rajas, Tamas and Satva, which correlate with the underlying Ayurvedic traditions on which this program is based.
What Are the Benefits of Polarity?
Polarity therapy recognizes and honors the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit. When dis-ease is present, the goal is to remove interferences to health and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Many of the reported benefits of Polarity therapy include:
- Relief from stress and anxiety
- Deeper relaxation and improved sleep
- Enhanced immunity and resistance to dis-ease
- Reduction in chronic pain and fatigue
- Improve flow and balance of energy through the body
- Increase circulation and promote detoxification
- Increase in Life Force Energy
- Enhanced level of self-awareness
Polarity RPP Classes
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 enrolled in the Polarity RPP Certificate of Excellence program will study the entire curriculum of the Polarity APP program, as well as anatomy, physiology, advanced cranial unwinding, energetic nutrition, spinal balancing, business and ethics, and so much more.
The Registered Polarity Practitioner Program is under the direction of Gary Strauss, Executive Director of Polarity Arts of California.
- Classes included in this certificate are:
- PC 998 Polarity - Spinal Balancing
- PC 986 Polarity – 5 & 6 Point Star
- PC 940 Polarity – Cleanse & Exercise
- PC 993 Polarity - Communication, Resonance & Rel II
- PC 999 Polarity - Autonomic Nervous System
- PC 997 Polarity - Energetic Nutrition
- PC 860 Cranial Unwinding II
- PC 870 Cranial Unwinding III
Interested in exploring Polarity but not completely sure about signing up for the full 700-hour program? At SWIHA, we are so committed to helping you find your bliss, we invite you to sit in on the first 4 hours of any introductory class before deciding whether to enroll.
Need additional information? We’ll be more than happy to explain all your options and answer any questions you may have. Just call 480-994-9244 and ask to speak with an admissions advisor today!