In 1924, Franco Cipriotti opened Masion de Paris, the first cosmetology school in New Jersey. Originally located in Camden, the school offered students the opportunity to learn the creative art of cosmetology. Continuing Franco Cipriotti's dream, his family has continued in the forefront of health and beauty education.
In 1995, owners Frank Rizzieri and Dino Rizzieri, incorporated their visionary leadership to merge beauty, wellness, and education into a state-of-the-art facility finally materialized. A three story, full service salon, spa, and educational center emerged to provide the community with quality training programs, consumer workshops, and knowledgeable technicians.
Franco's daughter, Anna and her husband, Sal Rizzieri, assumed ownership of the school in 1975. The husband and wife team, along with their son, Frank - a nationally recognized editorial stylist, and Dino - an operational executive, relocated the School to Haddonfield, New Jersey.
In 1998, the increasing demand for qualified massage therapists led to the creation of Rizzieri Institute for Massage Therapy. The popularity of the program enabled the massage school to expand the program to a new building in 2000, within walking distance of the Rizzieri Salon, Spa & Beauty School.
In 2001, the school changed its name to Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts to better reflect the variety of courses offered.
In 2005 the School for the Healing Arts no longer offered Shiatsu and Yoga teacher training, but continues an open perspective to expand its program curriculum as new modalities and techniques become available, accepted and beneficial in the wellness industry.
In September of 2009, the school once again relocated to the 2nd floor of the Rizzieri Center in Marlton, NJ.
During the summer of 2011, the massage school moved to the Voorhees Town Center, located in the heart of Voorhees NJ, and is now located below the Rizzieri Aveda Institute.
To integrate the art and science of bodywork through interactive classroom settings and to create a dynamic educational experience while nurturing the concept of wellness as a lifestyle.
Aveda Mission Statement
“Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products that we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not only in the world of beauty but around the world.”
Horst Rechelbacher - Founder, Aveda
Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts seeks to prepare its students for successful employment through diversified training, professional standards and practical business application. We believe that learning is best facilitated in a safe and nurturing environment. To acheive this, classes are serious and structured, yet relaxed and informal.
Team building exercises encourage cohesiveness during orientation. From this support structure, trust and respect are established to further prepare each student for the unique educational experience in the Healing Arts. We feel that the student’s individual journey of self-discovery is equally as important as their academic education.
Community Outreach is an integral part of the program. Both students and teachers participate in community events designed to promote public awareness of the benefits of bodywork. In addition, the student clinic provides students with invaluable experience to prepare for the workforce with confidence.
To prepare students in the field of Massage Therapy by meeting the school standards and those set by the State of New Jersey.
To provide the opportunity for students to learn technical, business, communication and service skills through individualized instruction and focused training. To educate students on the importance of demonstrating a high level of professionalism and knowledge to gain and maintain employment.
Certificates of Approval
Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts is approved by:
NJ Dept of Education and Workforce Development
NJ Dept of Military and Veteran's Affairs
American Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)
NCBTMB Approved Provider and Assigned Provider
Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts is accredited through:
COMTA - Commission of Massage Therapy Accreditation
For more information, visit www.comta.org