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Massage Training Programs at SWIHA

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts offers thorough and modern science courses combined with hands-on intensive training experience to prepare you for your massage license and a world of career opportunities. For nearly three decades, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts has trained massage therapists for a variety of successful career paths. You’ll be prepared to work in settings such as private offices, spas, hospitals, massage specialty clinics, and fitness centers. You’ll also be well equipped to create your own professional practice, or rent and create space in a multi-use spa or health and wellness-provider building, or travel to clients’ homes or offices for private massage therapy sessions. If hands-on healing is your call, we encourage you to take a look at our wonderfully diverse and immersive massage training programs. Whether you feel called to study massage on a full-time or a part-time basis, you’ll find a program at SWIHA that fits … Read More

The Arizona Massage School Making a Difference

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts built its foundation as a training center for massage therapists nearly three decades ago. Today, we offer a wide variety of courses and degrees in the healing arts, and we continue to provide high quality, affordable massage therapy training for students entering the field as well as for professionals continuing their education. Our mission remains the same: To provide innovative, contemporary real world experience and the highest standards in a healing arts education. We are committed to supporting the discovery of your essential gifts and supporting you as you carry them out into the world in a loving and profitable way. Start Dates AM September 30, 2019 PM November 11, 2019 Change Lives with the Power of Healing Touch While SWIHA teaches all of the core competencies required of classically educated massage therapists, we also offer you the flexibility to choose what works best for … Read More

Massage FAQ

What do SWIHA’s Massage Programs teach? The Professional Massage Practitioner diploma program is available with two timetable options—either full-time or part-time to suit your unique and individual needs. For our 750-Hour Professional Massage Practitioner Diploma you can choose an 11-month, full time or 22-month, part-time program. If you feel called to provide skilled bodywork to help others improve their health and well being, you will love the art and science of this program. This program covers the core competency courses and allows you to specialize in your areas of interest. Our 1000-hour Master Massage Practitioner Diploma has 14-month, full-time or 29-month, part-time options. This program includes all of the core competency courses required to become a classically trained licensed massage therapist, plus additional training in two or more primary holistic specialty areas which interest you. Choose from Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Polarity, Spiritual Studies, Reflexology, Yoga Teacher Training, Reiki, Cranial Unwinding, … Read More

Tuition

View the PDF View on Google Drive Program Name TotalClockHours TotalCreditHours Registration Fee Required Book $ Tech Fee ***SupplyFee ***MaterialFee TuitionRange Optional Licensing / Certification Fee ASSOCIATES OF OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES / Concentration in: AOS in Holistic Health Care with Concentration in: – Mind Body Transformational Psychology 1116-1156 60.00 $75 $378 $95 $20-50 $20088-20808 $70* – Professional Massage Practitioner 1131-1334 60.00 $75 $546 $40-500 $20-50 $20358-24012 $217 – Western Herbalism 992-1092 60.00 $75 $653 $791-1046 $20-50 $17856-19656 none DIPLOMA PROGRAMS Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner ONLINE 755 47.25 $75 $1500 $150 $20 $0 13,590 $349* Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner 750 43.25 $75 $131 $95 $0 $13,500 $145* Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner ONLINE 750 43.25 $75 $990-1045 $150 $10-48 $0 $13,500 $145* Master Massage Practitioner 1000 49.00 $75 $433 $46 $0 $18,000 $217 Master Massage Practitioner w/ Natural Aesthetics 1000 44 $75 $332 $2646 $0 $18000 $434 Mind Body Wellness Practitioner 600 25.5-34.75 … Read More

Reflexology Training Program

Program Courses – What’s this? About Reflexology More and more people throughout the world seek holistic options to find relief from health issues and as an alternative or complementary treatment to conventional medicine. Also known as zone therapy, Reflexology is based on the principle that an image of the body is represented on the face, ears, hands and feet. Reflexologists apply pressure to these areas with specific thumb and finger techniques. By pressing or stimulating a specific zone, the flow of energy, blood, nutrients and nerve reflexes are restored and balanced. SWIHA is careful to emphasize and reinforce that medical diagnosis and treatment is not the specific goal of Reflexology. However, in our supervised clinics we have witnessed individuals find relief from ear aches, anemia, bronchitis, hemorrhoids, hiccups, emphysema, prostate trouble, overactive thyroid, kidney stones, and other issues. Become a Reflexologist Although it is an excellent complement to massage therapy, … Read More

Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner

Program Sheet – What’s this? Career and Employment Outlook Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner Diploma As you find your own balance in life, you become more in tune with how all life is connected. Some people feel a deep inner calling to help make a positive difference in the wellness of others. The Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner (MBWP-600) diploma program is one of the most solid, sought-after programs here at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. This popular program is also entirely available as online as a complete diploma program. Choose to earn your diploma either on campus here in Tempe, AZ or Online – from anywhere in the world! What is Mind-Body Wellness? “Mind-Body Wellness” means just what its title represents. In this holistic program, you learn how to help others to embrace health, success, potential and happiness on every level. Using an integrated approach, a Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner assists in the peace … Read More

Master Massage Practitioner

Is there a healer within you that has been waiting for the right time to surface? With all that you learn in the Master Massage Practitioner diploma program, you can take your gifts out into the world in a loving and profitable way. SWIHA’s Master Massage Practitioner diploma program exceeds the requirements for massage therapy training in nearly all states in the country. Graduates of this program are prepared with many holistic health tools to enter a mid-level professional position or begin their own practice. Completed in as little as 14 months full time or 29 months part time, this 1000-hour program contains all of the core competencies required of a classically trained massage therapist. In addition, you choose added hours of training in two or more exciting primary specialty areas which resonate with you and your goals. Earning certification in specialties, you gain an edge over other licensed massage … Read More

Mind-Body Transformational Psychology

Program Courses – What’s this? Career and Employment Outlook Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program. Associates of Occupational Studies Degree in Holistic Health Care – Concentration in Mind-Body Transformational Psychology 1000+ classroom hours – 60 credit hours – 24 months full-time Embark on a journey into lasting transformation as a whole, healthy and authentic individual. This program is designed with the understanding that complete wellness is a balance between mind, body and spirit. You will complete introductory classes such as Life Coaching and Holistic Nutrition, and tailor your own unique path by choosing additional areas of interest from a choice of Hypnotherapy, Yoga Nidra or Guided Imagery and Polarity, Cranial Unwinding or Reiki. Learn to Facilitate Healing and Wellness As you continue your journey, you’ll delve deep into the human psyche in classes such as Somatic Psychology I & II … Read More

Kristin Apodaca – Using Her Mind-Body Transformational Psychology Degree To Bring Healing To Others

Like many SWIHA students, Kristin Apodaca’s path to SWIHA was full of trials and tribulations. Nearly seven years ago, Kristin and her family moved to Arizona for her husband’s new job, leaving her family and old life behind in Boca Raton, Florida. On the outside, she had it all: a loving husband, four beautiful and healthy children, a large home and many friend — and yet, as Kristin revealed, she felt like she had no idea who she was as a person. Seven years of being a stay-at-home-mom took their toll on her.She spent that time feeling very resentful towards her husband for having to work such long hours, taking him away from their family and herself. All of these factors led her to a breaking point. “I had lost my identity,” confessed Kristin. After briefly using anti-depressants to help cope with her anxiety and depression, she knew there had … Read More

A Journey from Pain to Empowerment

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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