About Us

Heather Welch

Heather Welch

My name is Heather Welch. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Neuromuscular Therapist, and a Yoga Instructor in Sarasota, Florida. I graduated from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 1996, and became certified in NMT at that time.

I also specialize in these modalities: Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Prenatal Massage, Energetic Bodywork, Traditional Massage of Thailand, and Active Fascial Release. In addition to massage, I received my YT200 Yoga Teacher Training from Pineapple Yoga Studio in 2018.

My lovely, little studio is located in historic Burns Court, in downtown Sarasota, and has two treatment rooms and a cozy yoga space. I have partnered with my daughter, Trinity, who is currently studying Alternative Medicine, to create Unwind Massage and Wellness Studio. We have some local, handcrafted retail, and we collaborate with other local wellness practitioners, such as herbalists and personal trainers.

We offer customized, therapeutic massage treatments, designed specifically for you. Our skilled therapists use their particular skill sets and a variety of modalities. The idea here at Unwind is to help you feel great, both during your massage and in your daily life!

Our Philosophy

We offer customized, therapeutic massage treatments, designed specifically for you. Our skilled therapists use their particular skill sets and a variety of modalities. The idea here at Unwind is to help you feel great, both during your massage and in your daily life!

MEET THE TEAM

At Unwind SRQ, we have an amazing team dedicated to to meeting your needs, as well as making you feel safe, comfortable, and having a wonderful relaxing experience.

Kimberly Harrison

Lead Therapist

My name is Kimberley Harrison, I have been in Sarasota for most of my life and am a recent graduate of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy.

I am currently training under Heather and am working towards a Neuromuscular Massage certification. I hope to help people with their restorative journey. 

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Steve Apostoli

Massage Therapist

My name is Steve Apostoli. I’m from New York, and have been here in Florida for eleven years. 

I attended the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. 

My style is a good blend of deep tissue and relaxation, using Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Myofascial Release, to help relieve muscle tension and stress.

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Lauren Pidone

Yoga Instructor

My name is Lauren Pidone and am from Washington DC.

My love for yoga began as a way to express myself physically, emotionally and energetically. Yoga, meditation and movement have become my greatest tools for healing and strengthening both body and mind from chronic pain and traumas. 

Inspired by a blend of yoga styles, my classes allow students to cultivate strength, confidence, balance and peace on and off the mat.

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Hillary Kallenberger

Yoga Instructor

My name is Hillary Kallenberger, and I am new to Sarasota. As a contemporary dancer, movement has always been a passion and when I found yoga, this passion deepened for all aspects of wellness.

I’m a Certified Level-2 Neufit Practitioner, a Yoga Instructor 500-RYT, and personal trainer.  I believe that our personal well-being lies in focusing on wellness rather than illness and my goal is to inspire, educate, and empower.

Susan Gooding

Business Consultant

My name is Susan Gooding. I’m Unwind’s Business Manager and usually on the other end of the phone when you are scheduling your healing treatment.

After spending my career in HR, I am passionate about assisting businesses through consulting and mentoring. 

Sarasota has been my home for a while and I’m grateful to have my family here as well.

Erika Cain

Creative Consultant
Yoga Instructor

My name is Erika Cain, I’m a Yoga Instructor, Unwind’s Creative Expressionist and instinctively curious about natural healing modalities.

I grew up traveling the world performing in the entertainment industry and this upbringing taught me the value of hard work – physically, emotionally and mentally. No matter what, the show must go on, so why not savor the moment, the movement, and the lessons that arise?

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Trinity Welch

Co-owner

My name is Trinity Welch. I’m Heather’s daughter & business partner. 

I’m currently completing a BS in Alternative Medicine at Everglades University, and I plan to get an MBA and Master’s Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. 

I’m from Sarasota, a practicing yogi, a “meathead hippie,” and a mom who practices natural parenting. It’s my goal to leave a legacy.

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