January 19, 2012

Student Spotlight

Filed under: Student Spotlight — Jennifer @ 9:08 am

Before Damien Murillo started his journey at Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts in July 2011, he had spent 7 years doing Design & Development for Subs/Navy ships.  After the governement cut contracts, he found himself laid-off.  It was at that time, Damien decided to go back to school to pursue what he had always wanted to do.  Massage Therapy.

After visiting a few salons and spas and finding out that their top pick of employees were Rizzieri graduates, he knew where he was going to spend the next 6 months.  He started the July full-time Massage Therapy program.  Knowing that he is starting a career path that he loves is Damien’s favorite part of being a student at Rizzieri.  Damien loved clinic, because it gave him the opportunity to work with guests and provided him the experience needed to enter the massage therapy profession.

After graduation, Damien would like to work as an athletic massage therapist or in a medical setting.  He recalls his first week of school as a memorable one.  He was given 3 chapters and after feeling overwhelmed, he approached his instructor to express his concerns.  He’ll never forget what she said to him.  “Damien, we aren’t here to fail you, we are here to make you a better man, as well as the best massage therapist we can.”  It was at that point that Damien knew he was in the right place! He wants to live up to the Rizzieri name.  Damien would recommend Rizieri to his friends and family!