Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), offers two comprehensive massage diploma programs at our beautiful Tempe, Arizona campus. Both of these programs exceed the 700 hour requirements for massage therapy training in Arizona.
In the spirit of flexibility and choice that SWIHA is known for, you can choose the pace at which you complete your program!
Choose from either our 750 hour Professional Massage Practitioner program or our 1000 hour Master Massage Practitioner program. Completion of either of the massage programs below makes our graduates eligible to apply for licensure. In addition, they will be well prepared to pass the national certification exam if they choose to do so.
750 Hours – 11 Months (Full Time)
For our 750 hour Professional Massage Practitioner Diploma you can choose an 11-month, full time or 22-month, part-time program. If you are called to provide skilled bodywork to help others enhance their health and wellbeing, you will find great fulfillment in the art and science of this program. This program covers the core competency courses and offers the opportunity to specialize in your areas of interest.
1000 Hours – 14 Months (Full Time)
Our 1000 hour Master Massage Practitioner Diploma has 14-month, full-time or 29-month, part-time options. Get the core competency courses required to become a classically trained licensed massage therapist, plus additional training in two or more holistic specialty areas. Choose from Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Polarity, Spiritual Studies, Reflexology, Yoga Teacher Training, Reiki, Cranial Unwinding, Spa Management, and more. Earn specialty certification plus get an edge over other licensed massage therapists when applying for employment or starting a private practice. We truly help you become a master in your field!
As a graduate of our Professional (MT-750) or Master (MT-1000) Practitioner program, you are eligible to apply for licensure and additionally may choose to obtain national certification.
Following your graduation, your professional career in massage therapy is fully supported at our Success Center, SWIHA’s Career Placement Resources and Entrepreneurial Support Division. All SWIHA graduates receive life-long job placement assistance, entrepreneurial and career coaching, resume assistance, full licensing support and more.