June 4, 2012

Professional Massages Start at $45

Filed under: massage — Jennifer @ 8:12 am

Did you know that Rizzieri School of Massage actually offers massages with our professional massage therapists, at a low rate of only $45 for a 50 minute massage?

Come visit our beautiful space that offers a relaxing retreat for you to relieve all the stresses of your week.

NO contracts, NO monthly bills – just a low rate of $45 for 50 minutes.

Our Professional Clinic’s Hours are the following:

Tuesday 9:30am-8:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm

Come visit us at 8102 Town Center Blvd, Voorhees NJ 08043 

Located in the new Voorhees Town Center on the first floor below the Rizzieri Aveda Institute (the former Echelon Mall)

Please call Guest Relations to book appointments in our Clinics 856.810.7548

March 7, 2012

Spa Trends – Time & Price Point

Filed under: News / Events — Jennifer @ 8:19 am

Let’s face it, in the world we live in today everyone is stressed to the max.  Everyone is pressed for time, as well as cash.  Spas are inventing new ways to let people relax anytime for as little or as long as they want, and at a price-point that is wallet friendly.  For example, we offer massages with professional massage therapists starting at just $45 for 50 minutes.  We also offer a Super Special Massage that is 105 minutes, and is $80.

If those price points don’t cut it, we offer the same services, by our students that is $35 for 50 minutes, and $65 for the Super Special of 105 minutes.

For more information, you can request your appointment on our website, on our Facebook Fan Page, or call 856-810-7548 to schedule your massage appointment!

March 6, 2012

It’s Almost Time for our Open House

Filed under: News / Events — Jennifer @ 8:36 am

There is still space available for our upcoming Open House!

Want to learn more about what Rizzieri Aveda School has to offer? Join us in our school to learn about                                                                                        upcoming classes, meet with students and staff, get complimentary services, etc.

When:  March 19, 2012 (Monday) 7pm – 9pm

Where: 8200 Town Center Blvd. Voorhees, NJ 08043

RSVP: Admissions@Rizzieri.com or 856-552-2270

February 14, 2012

The Power of Touch

Filed under: massage — Jennifer @ 8:45 am

The Power of Touch

According to the New York Times, there is evidence that little touches really do mean so much.  We’ve often heard about how psychologists study nonverbal communication, including vocal tones, and facial expressions.  They both have the same meaning around the world.  There are many more signs and signals that are considered to be universal  human vocabulary that are nonverbal.

The first language that we learn is physical touch.  The energetic field that is transferred from one person to another can be such a powerful conversation.  “For instance, a high five can reduce stress.  A warm touch sets off a release of oxytocin, a hormone that helps create a sensation of trust, and to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.”

It’s even evident that massage and skilled touch can mean so much to Alzheimer patients.  The intentional caring touch helps reassure those who are confused, calm those who are agitated.  It also helps increase body awareness, ground the disoriented person into the present time and space.  It’s incredible the amazing affects that can happen just from human touch and contact.



January 23, 2012

Energy Medicine – Reiki

Filed under: Facts and Tips — Jennifer @ 8:26 am


In this day and age, most of us stay connected through our devices by wifi.  The wireless connectivity helps us multitask, stay in touch, and operate more efficiently. What we often forget is that our bodies need to operate efficiently, and we have an invisible energy source that we need to make sure is aligned. We are made up of a wireless energy system whose circuits flow in and around us.

While reading an article from Natural Health Magazine, I learned that “this energy field has a significant impact on our health, and getting it up to speed can make us feel rejuvenated, invigorated, healthier—like we’ve given ourselves a reboot. Enter energy medicine, a blend of healing touch and heightened consciousness whose practitioners define health as an unimpeded energy flow; illness occurs when that energy gets blocked. This type of work “can make an amazing difference in healing,” says Santa Fe, N.M.-based holistic physician Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things (Three Rivers Press) and other books on healing. “The components of compassion, caring and love are a very important part of what happens,” he adds. During a session, a practitioner usually touches you lightly while you lie on a table fully clothed.

No one knows exactly how these methods work, but a surprising amount of research supports their efficacy, particularly their ability to reduce pain and anxiety. In fact, conditions with a mind-body component stand the best chance of benefiting. Here, some of the most popular techniques and what to expect from each.

In a typical reiki session, the practitioner lightly touches your head and torso in a specific order. “Reiki doesn’t aim to diagnose or treat, but simply to bump up one’s own ability to self-heal,” says New York City reiki master Pamela Miles, author of Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide (Tarcher/Penguin); she calls it “a gateway to wellness.” The Journal of American Cardiology recently published a study showing that reiki had a positive effect on people suffering from severe chest pains or heart-muscle damage. Reiki is available in about 15 percent of hospitals nationwide as a standard part of care, and there are plenty of private practitioners as well.
When to try it Miles says a number of small studies show that reiki can improve blood pressure and heart rate and reduce anxiety and pain.”

What is your thoughts on Reiki, or any other types of energy medicine? Have you tried it? Does it interest you? Leave us a comment with your thoughts, we’d like to know!

January 20, 2012

Quote of the Week

Filed under: News / Events — Jennifer @ 9:16 am


“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.” – Upanishads

January 18, 2012

Featured Product – Foot Relief

Filed under: Beauty — Jennifer @ 9:01 am

Keep Your Feet Soft Throughout the Winter

If your feet have it rough, treat them to a soothing creme blended with active herbs, exfoliating fruit acids and plant derived oils like jojoba and castor.  Even tough, stressed feet are smoothed, cooled, and moisture-charged.

  • Invigorates sore and tired feet and legs
  • Softens and soothes calluses
  • Absorbs quickly
  • 4.2 fl oz – $20.00

January 17, 2012

Rizzieri and its Community

Filed under: continuing ed,News / Events — Jennifer @ 8:54 am

Rizzieri School for the HEaling Arts will be hosting CPR and First Aid Certification classes.  Classes are open to the community.

Class dates and times are as follows:

  • March 22, 2012 – 9-11am
  • May 30, 3012 6-8pm

Price is $65.00 per class.  For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact: Ann Spegel, Co-Director of Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts at aspegel@rizzieri.com (856) 552-2277.


January 16, 2012

Top 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Filed under: Facts and Tips — Jennifer @ 8:36 am


Photo credited to S. John Davey

Top 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

1. Exercise:  Helps with maintaining weight, staying healthy, relieving stress, and releases “feel good chemicals” that improve your mood.

2. Eat a Healthy Diet: Incorporate foods that provide your body and mind with nutrients (brown rice, whole wheat breads, veggies, and fruits)

3. Get Some Sun:  Sunlight brightens your day.  Spend more time outdoors, keep your shades up during the day or sit near windows.

4. Act on Your Resolutions: Start exercising, quit smoking. When exhibiting healthy behaviors, individuals have less sad and depressed days.

5. Stay Hydrated;  It’s important to stay hydrated this time of year.  If cold water is unappealing, try herbal tea, or even hot water with lots of lemon!

6. Treat Yourself:  A weekend trip, day at the Rizzieri Spa, sporting event, or even a girls/guys night out.

7. Relax: Everyone needs some time off. Read a book, meditate, or take a yoga class.

8. Embrace the Season: The cold and snow are only here for a few months so enjoy it. Go ice skating, snow-boarding, or even sledding!

9. Get Social Support:  A phone call or a chat over coffee with a friend, family, or co-worker, can brighten your mood.

10. Catch some Zzzz’s: Aim for 7-8 hours each night, try not to oversleep, those 12 hour snoozes can make you more tired, and don’t forget naps!


January 10, 2012

Infant Massage

Filed under: News / Events — Jennifer @ 8:20 am

Photo credited to cbszeto

Massaging your baby is not only a great way to bond but has many benefiting factors as well. It can help the digestion of the infant, which causes a healthy growth process, and massage can promote blood circulation. Skin to skin contact stimulates the nervous system, which builds muscle tone, brain function and coordination, and strengthens the immune system.

Infant massage is performed with many different strokes then an adult massage.

Some of those strokes are:

Swedish milking – using your full palms, massage with long fluid strokes toward the heart

Thumb-over-thumb– rhythmic stroking moving the thumbs in the motion of windshield wipers.

Thumb spreading– start with thumbs together and gentle spread outward.

Always keep the mas- sage gentle and slow, to fast can

over stimulate the infant. The calm motions will help your baby relax.

Hold the massage in a warm comforting area that has little distraction.

Olive, safflower and grape seed oil are excellent lubricants for the baby’s skin. Try to avoid products with mineral oil as they clog pores and are not digestible.

For more information on how to massage infants, you can check out this article from Parents Magazine.  For more information see www.rizzierischoolofmassage.com

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