Meet Our Therapists
Heather L. Hughes
Heather L. Hughes earned a B.A in English Literature from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2001 and a Masters in Education for Secondary English at the College of St. Joseph in 2007. In February 2012, she began her study at The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy, in Albany NY, and graduated as a Licensed Massage Therapist. With two marathons, three Ragnar Relays and over a dozen half marathons under her belt, Heather understands and appreciates the need for massage in the recovery process of athletes and the maintenance of active lifestyles. Heather’s clients range from high school athletes, marathoners, weekend warriors and those who live with the aches and pains of everyday life. She looks forward to increasing her knowledge and improving her techniques through continuing education in order to bring her clients the best massage practice she can. With an avid love of the outdoors, Heather can be found running, skiing and hiking with her husband and son.
Christie Roth, LMT, earned her degree from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in 2014 and has a background in Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland. Christie enjoys working with a diverse group of clients and incorporates several different techniques into each of her sessions. Myofascial release and trigger point therapy are two of her favorite techniques to use. Helping clients manage their sciatica pain is one of her many specialties. She loves to help people and is a very content Massage Therapist when her clients are achieving their overall health and wellness goals. In her free time, Christie loves to be outdoors; whether it is hiking, camping, or just relaxing on the lake with her husband, dog, friends and family. Playing volleyball is and always has been a huge passion of hers, as well.
Sarah Buswell graduated from The Center For Natural Wellness in 2007. Since that time Sarah practices a variety of modalities including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Sports and Pre-Natal. Her focus is on the client feeling better by designing a massage to fit their lifestyle and improve their day to day activities to lead a healthy life. Sarah welcomes new people all the time. Sarah is a native Saratogian and enjoys living in upstate N.Y.
Alicia Galindo is a Licensed Massage Therapist who earned her associates degree in 2009 from Mildred Elley. She has donated her time and service to multiple athletic charity events. Alicia is especially skilled with working with clients who suffer from repetitive motion injuries. She works with many different types of clients such as athletes, laborers, expecting mothers, and even children. Her specialties include but are not limited to; deep tissue/sports massage, swedish massage, cupping therapy, and gua sha. Alicia is, also, a Reiki Master and has added this technique as a service we offer! In her spare time, Alicia likes to take her children on outdoor adventures.
Donna Hier began her formal career in 2004 with her first Reiki certification. She continued in 2005 when she attended massage school at CNW, School of Massage Therapy. She has continued over the years to take a variety of classes adding many healing modalities to her treatments such as deep tissue, aromatherapy, SMRT, cupping, and ear candling to name a few. Her most recent addition is teaching meditation. She loves working with people to assist with their healing process; physically, spiritually and emotionally. Her career in the wellness field has been led by her need to heal her own illnesses and traumas. She truly believes we all have the innate ability to heal. Whether its a much needed relaxation massage during a busy vacation, a therapeutic massage due to over use or injury or ongoing holistic care, she looks forward to working with you.
Erin has been immersed in the wellness field for almost a decade since pursing a degree in psychology and holistic wellness at SUNY Adirondack. Erin graduated from CNW School of Massage Therapy in 2019 and is currently working toward her personal training certificate. She is looking forward to providing her clients with the best self- care techniques and how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Erin enjoys hiking, lifting weights, and spending time with her terrier mix and german shepherd.
Debora DeSimone earned a Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. In 2012, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist at the Center for Natural Wellness and quickly started her career at Saratoga Sports Massage specializing in massage for relaxation and pain management. She practices yoga, meditation and receives massage regularly. Traveling and spending time with her two sons is her passion.