Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) began as KC Miller’s vision of opening a modest massage therapy school. As a licensed massage practitioner in 1988, she taught at Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College (PTMC) for four years and developed a system known as Myotherapy and CLUB Massage.
With her vision before her, KC founded Southwest Institute of Myotherapy (SWIM) in 1992. This tiny school flourished and grew rapidly. After hearing that PTMC was going out of business, KC bought the school and headed to where her venture could continue to grow. After the relocation of SWIM, KC changed the name of the school to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) and added hundreds of CEU classes, many diplomas and several AOS degrees. The mission was for students to “Learn to touch lives, heal bodies, and free souls.”
Riding the tides and sometimes rough waves of the economy and the world, SWIHA matured and relocated in 2002 to its current location in Tempe. Two years later, it was time to expand even more; in 2004 SWIHA began offering Title IV Funding thanks to the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).
More than twenty years after its inception, SWIHA is an award-winning, nationally accredited and private holistic health college helping thousands of individuals advance their education, create their own visions for success and launch their own great ventures. Students can choose to earn a degree, diploma, certificate of excellence as well as take continuing education and personal development classes On-campus in Tempe, AZ or Online worldwide.
At SWIHA, students often maximize their education and combine holistic modalities and practices into winning combinations for rewarding and profitable careers.
With a rock-solid academic foundation and dynamic hands-on experience, SWIHA graduates are soundly prepared for careers in many growing fields of holistic health and wellness. Entrepreneurial courses along with lifetime business coaching and placement assistance supports students as they enter the professional world and ultimately build clientele.
Whether aspiring to start a business or join an already established one, SWIHA provides the tools to “touch lives, heal bodies, and free souls.”