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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.

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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

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

With the biggest shopping day of the year right around the corner, many of us will be spending hours (or even days) walking from store to store and standing in long lines at the register. This type of extended standing and walking can wreak havoc on our legs, creating varicose veins, or worsening them in those who already have them. If you notice ropey and bulging leg veins, achy calves or cramps at night, or swollen legs after standing for periods of time, varicose veins could be the culprit. Varicose veins are usually not too serious, but if ignored, can lead to other problems. However, there is a solution! Massage is a great tool to create comfort while relieving aching legs and swollen muscles. Massage can be beneficial to those who experience varicose veins. It can decrease edema (excessive watery fluid that collects in the cavities or tissues of the … Read More


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