Derek Johnson-Dean

Restore yourself

I am a Certified Massage Therapist practicing since 2007. I am very happy to have a loyal client base of clients that see me weekly to quarterly depending on their goals for Massage Therapy. 


Utlizing my 20 years in public health as a HIV Case Manager,  HIV/STD Counselor and Human Services Program Coordinator to advocate and refer clients to bodywork practioners for yoga, actupture and chiropractic serves as well as medical providers and physical therapist. 

Currently, I have a home-based massa...

I am a Certified Massage Therapist practicing since 2007. I am very happy to have a loyal client base of clients that see me weekly to quarterly depending on their goals for Massage Therapy. 


Utlizing my 20 years in public health as a HIV Case Manager,  HIV/STD Counselor and Human Services Program Coordinator to advocate and refer clients to bodywork practioners for yoga, actupture and chiropractic serves as well as medical providers and physical therapist. 

Currently, I have a home-based massage business in the Whittier neighborhood in South Minneapolis. 

I will work with you and if releases are signed with your medical provider to work together to get you back to health with the scope of my practice of a certified massage therapist. 

Whether you need a massage therapist skilled in Sport, Therapeutic and/or Deep Tissue massage modalities we work together to make sure we're meeting your goals.
 



Book a Bodywork service with me today

Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

MN # Certification

Education
2012

St Paul Technical College: Massage Program

Certified Massage Therapy

Experience
Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition Coach

Return to the basics of nutrition and cooking. Identify and breaking myths about nutrition and overall wellness was the focus of my coaching training.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Steve on Feb 19
Derek provided an amazing massage, as always. He asked what needed work, focused on those areas, and discovered some others as well.
by Jenna on Feb 13
Derek did a great job! The massage felt great, and my injury felt a world of difference the next day! He was also very kind, personable and warm.
by Sam on Feb 04
Derek is personable and professional. Great deep tissue massage really works to get at the knots and relax the muscles. Good ambiance and clean facilities.
by Anonymous on Jan 16
Derek was very professional. He was keen on asking about my physical activities as well as observing my posture before making a plan for my massage. He was very strong and attentive. I enjoyed the experience and I would recommend him.
by John on Jan 15
Can't recommend Derek enough. He spent a lot of time making sure he understood my condition and continuously checked in with me to ensure I was comfortable. Best of all, I walked out of there feeling good as new.
by Paul on Jan 13
Derek was outstanding and knew exactly what to do to get to my trouble spots. Feeling great 3-4 days afterward still.
by Megan on Dec 19
Derek is fantastic. He caters the session to your specific concerns or pains, is incredibly informative, and will let you know what issues he's seeing/why they're happening. At the risk of sounding dramatic, the day after the massage (and this is being written the morning of the second day, so I'm sure this will remain true) , I felt the best I had in years.
by Anonymous on Nov 13
He is very skilled and does some amazing deep tissue work! He was professional and I felt great afterwards and so much better after some good hydration as a good deep tissue massage will do. I’m glad I found him and will likely return when I’m able. Thanks Derek!
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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Cupping Methods
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Mobile Therapeutic Touch
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Chair Massage