Meet the Staff

Central Washington School of Massage Therapy

Lillian Cassidy

Lillian Cassidy

Lillian Cassidy, LMT is the owner and an instructor at Central Washington School of Massage Therapy. Lillian's massage career began in 2003 in Yakima, WA and is certified in Medical Massage Therapy and Advanced Orthopedics Massage Therapy. She worked exclusively in an outpatient physical therapy clinic, retiring in 2017. Lillian's mission is to teach students that they can have a successful career as a massage therapist in the setting of their choice and help guide them in that direction.

Ronda Knight

Ronda Knight

Ronda Knight, LMT started her career as a massage therapist in 2001, owning her own practice in Selah, WA. She found an opportunity to teach massage part-time in 2004 and eventually turned her love of teaching and working with others into a full-time business when ran her own school, Yakima Valley Body Therapy Institute from 2007-2011. She continues to follow her passion by teaching at Central Washington School of Massage Therapy. Besides theory and teaching basic massage techniques, she is a Reiki Master and introduces many other modalities into her classroom teaching.

Mary Choate

Mary Choate

Mary Choate, LMT graduated from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in 2009 and is a graduate of the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies. She has been practicing medical massage since 2010. While in Colorado her experience included time with the Air Force Academy athletics, and Fort Carson Army therapy team. She returned to Yakima in 2012 and owns Northwest Neuromuscular Massage where she still practices. In her spare time, Mary enjoys hiking, camping, rafting, kayaking, gardening, sewing and cooking. She is excited to join Central Washington School of Massage Therapy as an instructor.