Faculty and Staff

Teacher/Student Ratio

The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy is fortunate to have an excellent student/faculty ratio.


The foundational massage technique courses have one instructor assigned to a maximum of eight tables. This provides an optimal hands-on learning experience.


Science lecture classes typically consist of one instructor to a maximum of 25 students.


Our faculty understands and is completely aware that student’s learn and retain information in different ways. 


The curriculum is specifically designed to address various learning styles.  Instructors will work with each student to ensure his or her success throughout the program.


Administrative Staff

Desirae Carosi, BSN, LMT
Director of Education


Biography Coming Soon

Lisa C. Kay, BS, LMT

Massage Clinic Manager & Instructor

Lisa is a 2004 graduate of The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage therapy and has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice.


Since obtaining her license in massage therapy, Lisa has been working in private practice specializing in Craniosacral Therapy and Trigger Point Release massage. Lisa has been an employee at CNW since 2005 - in both the massage clinic and as an instructor.

In her free time Lisa enjoys recharging and relaxing in nature as much as possible, hiking, camping, boating and just plain being.

Sara Young, BA, LMT

Bursar/Registrar & Placement Representative


Sara is a 2009 graduate from The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Plattsburgh where she majored in Communications and minored in English. 


In addition to being a CNW Alumni and Licensed Massage Therapist, Sara has had an extensive career working for well-known national and global brands in business, reporting, recruiting, marketing and customer service.


When Sara isn’t at CNW helping prepare students for their future careers as LMTs, she enjoys cookie decorating, reading, going for walks and spending time with her husband and their three boys.

Contact Us:


Center For Natural Wellness
School Of Massage Therapy
3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Administrative Office:

(518) 489-4026
Student Massage Clinic:

(518) 489-4068
Fax: (518) 489-0522

View/Download Catalog:


2020 Course Catalog​ Below:

Our Programs:

  • Full-time Day 

  • Part-time Morning

  • Part-time Evening 



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