We are not a ‘cookie-cutter’ massage college! Rarely do two students graduate with the same transcript; while there are certain required ‘core classes’ (like anatomy, physiology, pathology, CPR and First Aid), the remaining hours are based on what you are intuitively drawn to as your healing expression. Some choose the traditional therapeutic track, while others are drawn more to energy-work, which includes Reiki, Polarity or Cranial Unwinding. As with all our diploma and degree programs, we honor that those drawn to study with us have a destined calling, therefore we strive to bring out your gifts and not dictate exactly which classes you will take. We truly are the school with more choices. There are thirteen different ‘Certificate of Excellence’ programs or areas of specialization someone taking our professional massage programs can choose from
Learn to touch lives, heal bodies and free souls!
Massage is what started it all here at SWIHA (Southwest Institute of Healing Arts). All of our programs exceed the 700-hour requirement for massage therapy training in Arizona and make you eligible to apply for a massage therapy license in Arizona and the national certification exam if you choose. As a graduate of these programs, you will be prepared for an introductory-level position as a professional massage practitioner, or you may choose to begin you own practice.
Click below to discover the massage program that fits your needs: Full-Time and Part-Time Options
We have national accreditation by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. SWIHA is also 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.
We Offer Continuing Education Courses
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts offers a variety of continuing education courses ranging from 4 to 60 hours and covering a wide range of modalities including: Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Medical Massage, Myotherapy, First Aid, Reflexology, Chinese Medical Bodywork, and many more. This training may be required for continued certification, but can also be taken simply to enhance existing massage therapy skills. We are currently one of the largest providers of Massage Therapy Continuing Education (CEUs) in the country.
How to register for classes
At SWIHA, we make registration simple – you can register by phone, online or stop by the Student Services office in Tempe, Arizona. We will be happy to answer your questions or get you registered for a class. Start your journey with us today! (click here to view our CEU’s)
SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in 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 those who qualify
SWIHA offers a 10% concession on tuition for Certificates of Excellence that are paid with cash in-full at the time of enrollment **
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
** Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.
We invite you to take a step toward claiming your gifts, realizing your purpose, and healing others in a meaningful way. Enroll today.