About Us

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my website, I am Derek Johnson, I’ve been a massage therapist for 10 years and health educator for over 15. Relax Renew: Massage and Wellness is the combination of these two interests. I studied massage at St. Paul College’s Medical Massage program (a great option if you're considering a massage career and work full-time). 

I specialize working with massage clients utilizing massage as a stress management/maintenance plan, a compliment to training programs for runners, bikers, swimmers and clients under the supervision of a medical provider using massage to aide in injury recovery.

One massage style does NOT fit all. We will work together to create a massage session that meets your needs. I use Swedish (relaxation), deep tissue, trigger points and a lot of s...

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Relax Renew Massage and Wellness

2630 2nd Avenue S

Minneapolis , MN 55408 map it

(612) 367-6773

Hours of Operation

M 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
T 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
W 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Th 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
F 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sa 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
S By Appointment Only

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Very thorough and detailed. Excellent skilled work. Would definitely recommend.

    Derek is very conversational and comfortable to work with. I always look forward to my sessions with him.

  • I had never had a massage before and it was great to have a discussion about any problems I was having and receiving pointers on how to do some techniques myself. Thanks so much!

    A chair massage was the best 15-minute break I've ever had at work! it was relaxing and energizing experience!

  • Loved my massage.

    Derek did an amazing job of accommodating me, even when I was late to my appointment. He is friendly and professional and did a great job of making me feel comfortable. I would love to see him once a month!

  • Liked that he listened to what I wanted him to work on and that he specializes in therapeutic massages.

    Derek is very skilled, knowledgeable, and always takes time to listen and customize his work to meet my needs. He's especially great at doing deep tissue work and has fantastic intuition in finding and focusing on spots that need the most work. The atmosphere in his studio is very relaxing and he always puts you at ease with his calm and professional demeanor. I feel completely rejuvenated after every massage with Derek.

  • Derek is an amazing professional and human being. One of the best massage therapists I've met.

    Derek is professional, knows how to find your triggerpoints, does a good job of warming you up, knows his anatomy, and just gets the job done no matter what you need that day. Whether it is deep tissue or a full relaxing experience that you were going for, Derek is your man!

Deep Tissue Massage

$75
60min
$105
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Post Marathon Massage

$75
60min
$105
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Therapeutic Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
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Deep Tissue (New/Recurring)

$60
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$90
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Therapeutic (New/Recurring)

$60
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Outcall Therapeutic Massage

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Therapeutic Chair Massage

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Derek J.

License: MN #Certification

13 Verified Reviews

Deep Tissue Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Post Marathon Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Therapeutic Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Deep Tissue (New/Recurring)

$60
60min
$90
90min
Select

Therapeutic (New/Recurring)

$60
60min
$90
90min
Select
Can't find your address?

Outcall Therapeutic Massage

$115
60min
$145
90min
$190
120min
Select

Therapeutic Chair Massage

$0
120min
$0
240min
Select
by Anonymous on Aug 06
Very thorough and detailed. Excellent skilled work. Would definitely recommend.
by Chris on Jul 11
Derek is very conversational and comfortable to work with. I always look forward to my sessions with him.
by Anonymous on Jun 13
I had never had a massage before and it was great to have a discussion about any problems I was having and receiving pointers on how to do some techniques myself. Thanks so much!
by Anonymous on Jun 13
A chair massage was the best 15-minute break I've ever had at work! it was relaxing and energizing experience!
by Peggy on Jun 07
Loved my massage.
by Angie on Jun 07
Derek did an amazing job of accommodating me, even when I was late to my appointment. He is friendly and professional and did a great job of making me feel comfortable. I would love to see him once a month!
by Anonymous on Jun 07
Liked that he listened to what I wanted him to work on and that he specializes in therapeutic massages.
by Anonymous on Apr 23
Derek is very skilled, knowledgeable, and always takes time to listen and customize his work to meet my needs. He's especially great at doing deep tissue work and has fantastic intuition in finding and focusing on spots that need the most work. The atmosphere in his studio is very relaxing and he always puts you at ease with his calm and professional demeanor. I feel completely rejuvenated after every massage with Derek.
by SHAINA on Apr 21
Derek is an amazing professional and human being. One of the best massage therapists I've met.
by Jesse on Apr 20
Derek is professional, knows how to find your triggerpoints, does a good job of warming you up, knows his anatomy, and just gets the job done no matter what you need that day. Whether it is deep tissue or a full relaxing experience that you were going for, Derek is your man!

Average Rating:

4.92 (Based on 13 Reviews)

92 %

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by Anonymous on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic (New/Recurring) with Derek J.
Very thorough and detailed. Excellent skilled work. Would definitely recommend.
by Chris on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Derek J.
Derek is very conversational and comfortable to work with. I always look forward to my sessions with him.
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
I had never had a massage before and it was great to have a discussion about any problems I was having and receiving pointers on how to do some techniques myself. Thanks so much!
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
A chair massage was the best 15-minute break I've ever had at work! it was relaxing and energizing experience!
by Peggy on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
Loved my massage.
by Angie on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
Derek did an amazing job of accommodating me, even when I was late to my appointment. He is friendly and professional and did a great job of making me feel comfortable. I would love to see him once a month!
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
Liked that he listened to what I wanted him to work on and that he specializes in therapeutic massages.
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Derek J.
Derek is very skilled, knowledgeable, and always takes time to listen and customize his work to meet my needs. He's especially great at doing deep tissue work and has fantastic intuition in finding and focusing on spots that need the most work. The atmosphere in his studio is very relaxing and he always puts you at ease with his calm and professional demeanor. I feel completely rejuvenated after every massage with Derek.
by SHAINA on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Derek J.
Derek is an amazing professional and human being. One of the best massage therapists I've met.
by Jesse on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue (New/Recurring) with Derek J.
Derek is professional, knows how to find your triggerpoints, does a good job of warming you up, knows his anatomy, and just gets the job done no matter what you need that day. Whether it is deep tissue or a full relaxing experience that you were going for, Derek is your man!
by Patricia on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic (New/Recurring) with Derek J.
I loved that Derek worked intuitively. He didn’t just go from one to two, etc.
by Pat on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic (New/Recurring) with Derek J.
Excellent massage, great listener to needs for pain relief.
by Glenn on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue (New/Recurring) with Derek J.
Derek always makes you feel at home and comfortable, then goes after the trouble areas that you tell him about. He also makes observations of other areas that you may not be aware of. Have been seeing him once a month for years and always feel better afterwards.

Business response:

Thank you for being the first to post a review on MassageBook! Thank also for your previous reviews over the years as well. Reviews from 2007 until Fall 2017 can be found at: http://derekjohnson.massagetherapy.com/reviews

Relax Renew Massage and Wellness

2630 2nd Avenue S

Minneapolis , MN 55408 map it

Phone: (612) 367-6773