Southwest Institute of Healing Arts built its foundation as a training center for massage therapists nearly three decades ago. Today, we offer a wide variety of courses and degrees in the healing arts, and we continue to provide high quality, affordable massage therapy training for students entering the field as well as for professionals continuing their education.
Our mission remains the same: To provide innovative, contemporary real world experience and the highest standards in a healing arts education. We are committed to supporting the discovery of your essential gifts and supporting you as you carry them out into the world in a loving and profitable way.
Change Lives with the Power of Healing Touch
While SWIHA teaches all of the core competencies required of classically educated massage therapists, we also offer you the flexibility to choose what works best for you. Options include two comprehensive tracks — the therapeutic track and the energetic track.
Choose among a variety of primary holistic wellness specialties that focus on the mind-body-soul connection in the Massage Therapy (MT) 1000 or an Associates of Occupational Science Degree in Holistic Healthcare with a concentration in MT 750.
Explore our Massage Programs below to find an option that fits your needs:
Associates of Occupational Studies
Professional Massage Practitioner 1000+ Hours
- Cranial Unwinding
- Medical Massage
- Spa Treatments
- Special Touch
Explore What it Takes to Become 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.
Programs backed by Accreditation and 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.
As a nationally accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education, students enrolled in SWIHA 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 students who qualify.
SWIHA encourages application and attendance by all students, including any gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, age, national or ethnic origin, and/or religion.
Earn CEUs through one of Arizona’s oldest massage schools. Massage therapists in Arizona are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education courses (CEUs) every two years. SWIHA offers a wide range of modalities to enrich your massage practice while earning CEUs ranging from 4 to 60 hours. Some of the top courses include:
• Fibromyalgia Therapy
• Thai Massage
• Sports Massage – Intro
• Medical Massage for Cancer Survivors
• and much more
Get a Guest Pass & Tour SWIHA
Guest passes are complimentary & commitment-free.
Call student services at 480-994-9244 for available opportunities and to request your pass.
Visit our campus in Tempe on Southern and McClintock to experience our tranquil student massage clinic, state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, entrepreneurial business center, bookstore and more! You can also schedule a Q&A with one of our Admissions Coaches Text (480) 999-9803