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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

While Jorinda Nardone currently holds the title of Spa Director of the 40,000 square foot Green Valley Ranch Spa in Las Vegas, the road to this level of success was paved with hard work, long hours and dedication. A 2001 graduate of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ (SWIHA) Massage Program, Jorinda came to SWIHA for what she thought was a career change, however, during her program she began to notice a transformation within herself, and heal old wounds in the process. Taking a look at herself and her healing process led Jorinda on a completely different path than the one she originally intended to take. Once graduated, and armed with an array of knowledge and her massage license, Jorinda went to work launching her business. She opened her first business, Lemongrass Massage Therapy, and quickly started to see clients. Jorinda jumped at the chance to open her own business, because … Read More

Like many massage therapists and massage enthusiasts, Ronna Everhart found massage after decades of discomfort and chronic pain. At 12 years old, she chipped her tailbone in an accident. “I broke my bum!” she exclaims with a laugh. Although she is full of laughter and smiles now, most of her life consisted of pain and discomfort. Between the ages of 19 to 24, Ronna gave birth to three children, which really did a number on her low back. She became dependent on over the counter medicine, such as Ibuprofen daily, to alleviate her pain, yet it wasn’t enough. Chiropractors, and even the occasional glass or two of wine, to relax the muscles proved futile as well. By the age of 30, Ronna had tried almost everything to help her pain: TENS units, decompression, pain clinics, physical therapy, pain creams, shots…the list goes on! After 32 years of dealing with the … Read More


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