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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Available 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 Anonymous on Oct 21
My muscle aches decreased! I usually wake up in the middle of the night and have hard time to go back to sleep. I slept through the night! Usually my muscles are pretty stiff when I get up, today I feel great!
by Tai on Oct 20
Derek is very skilled and clearly cares deeply about offering excellent service and helping his clients feel better. Definitely recommend!
by Renee on Oct 14
I have had a headache for over 3-weeks. I have been given steroids, muscle relaxers, heavy duty allergy and pain meds. Nothing has worked until Derek. He was very responsive to how my body was reacting. I feel much better and am going back. I feel safe and confident about his studio too with his Covid 19 protocols.
by Zach on Sep 24
Derek has a way with his hands. I went in for a quick session focused on my lower back due to some recent strain. I walked out feeling like a new person!
by Anthony on Sep 01
I loved that he communicated with me and made sure I felt comfortable. The pain is what I disliked ha but that was necessary. My range of motion improved in the following days and so did my posture.
by Harvey on Aug 12
I’ve worked with Derek for many years now. I feel very engaged with his work with me and he is very responsive to my needs and requests. He also takes very extensive precautions regarding COVID and is very serious about it. His home studio is not a spa experience, but clean and comfortable.
by Steve on Aug 02
Derek was very thorough in following safety protocols for COVID-19 while also providing an excellent massage, as always.
by Kevin on Feb 27
Derek has years of experience that add to his culminated knowledge of well-being for athletes and non athletes alike; I would recommend.
by Anonymous on Jan 20
Amazing work and great company
by Pat on Oct 30
Listened well to my concerns and delivered an excellent massage to address issues.

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