The Arizona Massage School Making a Difference

SWIHA Massage Therapy

We are the massage school with more choices!

While many Arizona massage schools demand that their students follow a rigid, “cookie cutter” schedule of courses, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts offers what matters most: the flexibility to choose what works best for YOU.

All of our programs exceed the 700-hour requirement for massage therapy training set by the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy (link to https://massagetherapy.az.gov). While SWIHA teaches all of the core competencies required of a classically-educated massage therapist, we also provide our students with the unique opportunity to train in primary holistic wellness specialties focusing on the mind-body-soul connection, including:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Cranial Unwinding
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Medical Massage
  • Myofascial
  • Myotherapy
  • Polarity
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Spa Treatments
  • Special Touch
  • Yoga Teacher Training

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Earning a certification in one of the above areas will give you a distinct professional advantage over non-specialized licensed massage therapists when applying for employment or starting your own private massage practice.

Explore our massage programs below to find an option that fits your needs!

Earn your CEUs through one of the top Arizona massage schools!

Did you know that massage therapists in Arizona are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education courses (CEUs) every two years? SWIHA offers a variety of CEUs ranging from 4 to 60 hours in modalities, including:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Fibromyalgia Therapy
  • Thai Massage
  • Sports Massage – Intro
  • Medical Massage for Cancer Survivors
  • And much more!
How to register for classes

At SWIHA, we make registration simple – you can register by phone, online or stop by the Student Services office in Tempe, Arizona. We will be happy to answer your questions or get you registered for a class. Start your journey with us today! (click here to view our CEU’s)

Our programs are backed by credibility!

SWIHA is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education (AZPPSWE), and approved as a continuing education provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). The full list of our professional memberships, associations, and licensing agencies can be found in our policy catalog.

Financial Aid:

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. Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify

Explore Becoming a Massage Therapist

We invite you to take a step toward claiming your gifts, realizing your purpose, and healing others in a meaningful way. At SWIHA, we are so committed to helping you achieve your dream, we invite you to sit in on the first 4 hours of any introductory class before you decide whether to enroll. Stop by Student Services to get your guest pass or call Student Services for more information 480-994-9244.

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Are you ready to do Big things in the world?

We will never sell or share your information with anyone.

I hereby give my express consent for Southwest Institute of Healing Arts to contact me by phone, email, mail, and/or text message.

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