Michael Lindsay, BS, CPT – Owner/Health and Fitness Coach
Michael is one of SWFL’s premier health & fitness expert.
Serving hundreds of Matlacha, Cape Coral & Pine Island residents to date, there is no one more qualified, and more experienced to help others become the healthiest and feeling their best than Michael and his staff. Based out of Matlacha, Florida, Matlacha Wellness is dedicated to helping people from all walks of life to look and feel their best, while developing a healthy lifestyle and preventing health disease. Michael began his journey right here in SW Florida. He enjoyed athletics and played all sports, especially baseball. He went on to the University of Florida to pursue a career in aerospace engineering hoping one day to be an astronaut.
However, in Michael’s sophomore year he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Unable to be an astronaut, Michael found his true calling and graduated the University of Florida, with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and became an expert in fitness, food nutrition, diabetes and overall health with a passion to help others improve their quality of life. With hundreds of clients that Michael has coached, Michael is a firm believer that everyone can improve their quality of life by learning more about nutrition and fitness. Michael and his staff of fitness experts provide the most current and relevant information to their clientele and implement programs that are tailor-made for each individual, whether they are young or old, men or women, beginners or advanced. All that is expected of those who work with Matlacha Wellness is that they have a goal to reach, and they are committed and passionate about achieving it.
Holly Kaman – Office Manager
Holly Kaman is a Florida native, born and raised in Homestead Florida. She relocated to Kansas City for 26 years after surviving Hurricane Andrew. Holly raised her son Josh in KC, and he now lives in Ohio with his wife and her Grandbaby Jamison! Holly is now back trying, “West Coasting”…
“I pride myself in being a “people-person”, and my goal is to enhance customer service, and be an asset to the Team here at Matlacha Wellness. So thankful for the opportunity!”
Chelsey Matheson –
Total Wellness Expert, Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer
Texas born, West Virginia Raised, turned Floridian 2006… Fell in love with the salt water and its’ healing powers about 10 years ago. I take pride in living a less toxic lifestyle and sharing that knowledge and practice with others. Health is wealth and to be honest most don’t know that abs start in the kitchen, and that’s a fact. I’m very passionate about helping others get healthy and heal naturally! Let’s get the body moving thru the flow of yoga, dance, cardio, strength, complex training and more. Let’s do it together in a group or we can do one on one, personal training sessions!!
I’ve been dancing since I could crawl, practicing yoga since I was 16 ( I turn 30 in March) I am certified health and wellness coach. I’ve been studying the way the body moves and operates at its’ prime while practicing a holistic lifestyle (plants are medicine) Listening to your body is key and I am here to assist you in gaining all the knowledge of why and how your body can benefit from living a less toxic lifestyle with incorporating daily/weekly body flow. GET THAT BODY MOVING!! I love the phrase, “ a body in motion stays in motion” I know everyone’ has heard that now we just need to practice it! Let’s do it together !
I take pride in showing up and giving my all; I make natural and herbal remedies to help assist healing the body in a holistic approach and finding the root of the problem instead of just masking it with pills or surgeries. The body has natural healing powers if we give it what it requires to heal properly and that is what has caught my attention and brought awe here to help you- our magical powerful minds and bodies!
I love tacos any day of the week.
I’m a mermaid anytime my fins have a chance to grace the sea ! Salt water has such a way to cleanse our bodies and souls don’t you see !!! Matlacha Wellness Couldn’t be a more perfect place for me !!
Carina Sommers –
Carina Sommers is a licensed esthetician specializing in corrective and anti-aging skin care. With over eighteen years experience in the beauty industry, she offers her expertise in multiple modalities including acne, rosacea, microdermabrasion, microneedling, chemical peels and light therapy.
Carina Sommers has a diverse range of experience. She has shared her skills and expertise in luxurious spa settings, medical spas and her own business “Beauty by Carina”. She continuously seeks knowledge in the dynamic, ever changing skincare and beauty industry staying informed of the latest technologies, techniques and cutting edge ingredients and product lines. She shares her knowledge and skill with her clients so that they may look and feel their own unique best.
Improving the health and appearance of the skin is her goal with every client. Her meticulous eye for detail and desire to obtain results combined with her knowledge and use of organic, clean and corrective skin care is what sets her apart.
With the right professional treatments and home care regimen – beautiful, firm, luminous skin is achievable for all.
Call or stop by and see for yourself.
Let Carina do her magic!!
Phil Benyola Sr. –
Certified Massage Therapist
Phil has been State and Nationally certified and licensed since 1997, specializing in stress reduction and relaxation techniques, adopting a wide variety of massage modalities, such as long, deep effleurage designed to zone you out, as well as petrissage, trager, and lymph drainage!
Phil’s focus also includes deep tissue/trigger point treatment, and incorporates stretching, as needed and desired. Phil’s 60-minute, 90-minute, or 120-minute sessions are guaranteed to achieve total body relaxation and targeted therapeutic treatment, customized to meet your individual needs and preferences.
Phil trained and graduated from Bhakte Academe, in Clearwater, FL, a massage school designed from a derivative of southern India, focusing on intuitive, meditative, therapeutic application.
Phil also holds a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, from his native New Jersey, and spent a management career in Leadership Development Training for large Defense Contractors and Utilities. Phil is also an accomplished pianist, having taught dozens of students over the years.
Phil is married, with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
FL License – MA38895
Julie McCracken – Certified Massage Therapist
Julie McCracken is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over ten years of experience, and is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage.
She began her career as a massage practitioner in Sonoma, California and now lives with her family in Cape Coral.
She specializes in Ashiatsu “Deepfeet” and Ashi-Thai massage, as well as athletic massage cupping (great for reducing cellulite and speeding muscle recovery time) in addition to many other traditional therapeutic and relaxation modalities.
FL License – MA87392
Amy Eller-Geiser –
Certified Massage Therapist
Amy has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 30 years; trained in Europe and the US. She applies many different modalities in her individualized treatments in order to help her clients to improve their overall well
FL License – MA55144
Janice Hopkins – LMT
Certified Massage Therapist
Janice Hopkins is a Nationally Certified LMT who specializes in Deep Tissue Massage with a concentration on the back, neck, and shoulder area. She personalizes each massage to meet her clients needs and helps them reduce pain, stay active, and reach their optimum state of health. Janice has worked in both the Medical and Luxury Spa industry on the East and West Coast. She graduated from SAMA Newport Massage School in 2016 located in RI where she was born and raised. Janice has lived in WA state the past 5 years and currently resides in NW Cape Coral.
“I’m so happy to be here in FL! I love the people, the weather, and the laid back atmosphere. I’m Home! I’m excited to get started at Matlacha Wellness, and I look forward to helping you feel your absolute best!”
See you soon…
Modalities Include: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Aroma Therapy, and Maternity Massage.
FL License – MA99501