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Southern Utah Academy of Healing Arts (SUAHA) offers the best training in massage therapy and is staffed with qualified, licensed teachers. The program director and instructor is Tom Clift, LMT. At SUAHA you will:

  • Learn a medical based massage technique from experienced, licensed massage therapist: such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy and more.
  • Experience the healing power of energy work, where you will learn to free the body of emotional trauma and clear the mind.
  • You will get 850 hours of classroom time, hands on massage training and clinical massage.
  • Build your clientele while you are still learning and have that base to build from when you finish.
  • Not only will you learn the techniques but you will also learn how to market and run your business.

The Massage Therapy Profession

Southern Utah Academy of Healing Arts (SUAHA) will prepare you for the massage therapy profession as well as the Mblex test you need to take to get licensed in Utah. Massage Therapists are in high demand, have the benefit of flexible hours, independence, and working in a variety of settings, such as:

Massage Offices
Cruise Ships
Spas and Resorts
Sports Teams and Events
Chiropractic Offices
Physician’s Offices
Hospitals and Wellness Centers
Nursing Homes

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Facilities Description

The school is located at 535 South Main Street, Cedar City, UT 84720. Southern Utah Academy of Healing Arts has a professional atmosphere that leaves people feeling at home. Our massage rooms are private and beautifully decorated, each with their own theme. We provide the massage tables in each of our rooms for our students to use. You will have the benefit of learning from experienced teachers and mentors with lots of hands on training in our spacious classroom. You will get experience in a real office setting, with a Chiropractor and Massage Therapists currently practicing at The Healing Tree to help guide you through your studies.

Class Schedule

The classes will be held Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, throughout a 9 month program. The class time will be split into 2 semesters. Classes will not be held on the following holidays:

New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Black Friday
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Grading System

90 – 100 = AExcellent
80 – 89 = BAbove Average
70 – 79 = CAverage
60 – 69 = DBelow Average
Under 60 = UUnsatisfactory

Graduation Requirements

For each student to graduate the following must be completed:

  • 700 classroom hours
  • 150 hands-on clinic hours
  • All tuition and fees paid
  • A score of C or higher in each class.  If a student does not pass a class, they have the option of retaking it.

Our school’s graduation rate is 100% and employment rates for graduates is also 100%!