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Professional Massage Practitioner

Certificate of Excellence

The art and science of massage therapy has gained vast credibility over the years as an effective, powerful, therapeutic healing treatment.

Begin the Art of Massage

Master Massage Practitioner

Diploma

Is there a healer within you that has been waiting for the right time to surface?

Become a Master Massage Therapist

Be a Massage Therapist

With professional training as a licensed massage therapist at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, you can expand your employment opportunities and experience personal and professional growth to inspire the way you serve the world!

Where Massage Therapists Work

Massage therapists work in a variety of settings, both private and public. These include private offices, spas, hospitals, massage specialty clinics and fitness centers. Many massage therapists create their own professional practice, renting and creating space in a multi use spa or health and wellness provider building. Massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices massage sessions.

Combine Careers

You can combine Massage Therapy with other programs like aesthetics, yoga, life coaching or holistic nutrition.

Earning multiple licenses, certificates of excellence and specialties expands your opportunities whether you choose to work for an established business or for yourself. Many of our students maximize their education by combining their training to build successful entrepreneurial holistic wellness businesses.

According to the BLS, the median annual wage for massage therapists was $35,970, with the top 10 percent earning more than $70,140 as of May 2012.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment of massage therapists:

“will grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.”

US Bueau of Labor Statistics

Recent Blog Posts

I am a dentist and have been practicing here in the East Valley for the last four years. I love my profession but it is hard on my body, specifically my shoulders and neck. Each year I seem to notice more and more discomfort as I practice and occasionally even when I am away from work. It eventually got to a point where I could actually feel a burning and tingling sensation around my shoulder blades. I would notice this one to two times a day, sometimes while working, but sometimes just driving down the freeway. Knowing I want to practice dentistry for a very long time I have sought out many different professional opinions on how to best manage this issue and to hopefully find some relief. The only real relief I have found has been with massage. I have become a regular to several of the spas in … Read More

Paul Smith is the epitome of a SWIHA #GreatGraduate, displaying the reverent and resilient balance between action and stillness. Paul is a life-long student who has used every ounce of his experience to expand his own personal growth and empower that in others. He shares that he has found his life purpose through integrating his past experiences and observations: “Human beings have the capacity to be so healthy and so happy. All people can have a very loving connection between family, friends, colleagues and teammates. I have been observing and studying throughout my entire life so that I could help others. Unfortunately a few tragedies have occurred: my grandfather died of cancer, my high school head football coach died of cancer, my little cousin overdosed on prescription medication and my little brother took his own life. I’ve observed so many other tragedies and challenges – and numerous disheartening news stories … Read More


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