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.

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Master Massage Practitioner


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

Adrian Ealy is a multitalented and equally meticulous practitioner who’s calling and current practice as an energetic bodyworker complements his strong background in Kung Fu and fitness. His approach to his own thriving health, as well as those he serves, integrates mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Thanks to a series of events, conversations and a strong sense of discernment on his part, Adrian’s journey is now very much in alignment with his purposeful calling. Just before his studies began, Adrian worked for a corporate company, and began noticing signs of stress and strain on his body. His knowledge in fitness led him to pursue yoga as an additional means of healing physical discomfort, especially because the roots of Kung Fu stem directly from yoga. Adrian chose to enroll in Yoga Teacher Training at Spirit of Yoga offered through Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) solely for the purpose enhancing his … Read More

Like many students who attend SWIHA (Southwest Institute of Healing Arts), Elizabeth Brotherson came to the school looking for an alternative career path. She was hoping to supplement her income as a preschool teacher by earning a living doing something she was passionate about. Elizabeth had always been drawn to energy work and had a natural intuition for knowing when someone might need help or healing, so when she found SWIHA, she knew it was the perfect fit for her. “SWIHA embraces the total embodiment of the healing arts, encouraging you to use your natural abilities, while giving you the tools to take it that extra step to make you a successful therapist,” she explains regarding what attracted her to SWIHA. Elizabeth, or Beth, as she often goes by, enrolled in SWIHA’s Professional Massage Practitioner 750 hour program, and immediately began her journey to becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist. She … Read More


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