Polarity Therapy asserts that the flow and balance of energy in the human body is the foundation of good health, which is experienced when energy systems function in their natural state, and energy flows smoothly without significant blockage or fixation. In a typical session, the practitioner assesses energetic attributes using palpation, observation and interview methods. Sessions do not require disrobing, and involve soft touch, some rocking as well as point specific touch.
Once a practitioner successfully completes 200 hours of specialized training, he/she is awarded a Certificate of completion and is eligible to apply for national certification as an Associate Polarity Practitioner (APP) through the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA.) One does not have to be a member of the APTA in order to practice Polarity Therapy, but joining provides a level of assurance that one has met an education standard established by professional practitioners and educators.