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.

Trinity Welch

Co-Owner

Trinity Welch

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.

Steve Apostoli

Massage Therapist

Steve Apostoli

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.

Beth Lilly

Massage Therapist
Yoga Instructor

Beth Lilly

My name is Beth Lilly, and I was born and raised in Florida. I graduated from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 2016, and have been practicing ever since. 

I'm certified in Lymphatic Drainage and Thai Massage. I have also been teaching yoga since 2013. I specialize in Hatha, Restorative, Yin, and Aerial Yoga. I enjoy bringing my intuition and education together, to help a person maintain their body and mind along their journey.

Erika Cain

Creative Expressionist
Yoga Instructor

Erika Cain

My name is Erika Cain, I'm a Yoga Instructor, Unwind's Creative Expressionist and naturally curious about all things holistic.

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?

Kimberly Harrison

Massage Therapist

Kim Harrison

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. 

Lauren Pidone

Yoga Instructor

Lauren Pidone

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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