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
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 Apr 13
My first time trying cupping and it was a great experience! I happened to see a sign for sports massage when I was finishing up a workout at Los Campeones- I asked about availability and Derek was able to fit me in on the spot which was not expected but so appreciated! Derek is friendly and kind and knowledgeable about his craft. I will be back next time I am in MN! Thanks Derek!
by Justin on Mar 12
Derek immediately puts you at ease and works to understand what problem areas you may have and works to educate you and address them. Very professional and skilled!
by Aniket on Feb 22
Had great experience with message therapy .
by Bob on Feb 14
Derek was very professional and asked me a lot about my life to get to know me and my situations in order to taylor the services to meet my needs. This personal touch was very appreciated and made me feel cared for and seen as a person. I would highly recommend Derek to my friends and family! Thank you for the great work Derek!
by Demetrius on Feb 10
This was one of the best massages i have had in a long time. As a professional dancer (and someone who is extremely physical), i desire a masseur that really works through the fascia and provides release/relief to my often sore muscles. The pressure was great and i appreciated the level of care/concern for my body and comfortability. Derek is very strong and also included some wonderful stretches at the end of the experience. i will be back!
by Anonymous on Dec 22
I’ve been seeing Derek for years to help release the tension from a work life at a computer and strength training & running in the after hours. During this pandemic, Derek is going above and beyond with maintaining a safe environment for his clients.
by Anonymous on Dec 13
I had a sport massage with Derek! He has great skills! He works on the knots in your muscles, so your next exercise wouldn’t be just be walk in the park, but run around the lake!:)
by Caitlin on Nov 30
Great massage, really worked out a few of my super sore spots and showed me a few great exercises to work on. I can’t wait to go back again
by Anonymous on Nov 28
My experience was wonderful. Let’s just say that I rebooked because I know he is in demand!! Highly recommended!
by SHAINA on Nov 04
Derek is an incredibly kind soul as well as an expert massage therapist and wellness practitioner! As a woman I feel 110% comfortable with him. This is a small, Black and queer-owned business I love to support. Self-care!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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