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RELAX RENEW MASSAGE @ LOS CAMPEONES has re-opened. 


Welcome! I am Derek Johnson-Dean. I started Relax Renew Massage & Wellness in the Whittier neighborhood in South Minneapolis in 2012, so I am thrilled to now offer Sports and Therapeutic massage services at Los Campeones, also in Whittier. I’ve been a practicing massage therapist since 2007.  In 2012, I completed a certification in Holistic Nutritional Coaching and Massage Therapy Certification at St. Paul College. The Certified Massage Therapy (CMT) program focused on Clinical Sports and Therapeutic Massage. 

   

Sport Massage has allowed me to work with runners in marathons, riders on the Red Ribbon Ride and women’s hockey tournaments. I enjoy helping active people keep practicing whatever keeps them stay active. 

 

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Relax Renew Massage @ Los Campeones

2746 Blaisdell Avenue

Minneapolis , MN 55408 map it

(612) 367-6773

Hours of Operation

M Closed
T 07:30 AM - 08:30 PM
W 07:30 AM - 08:30 PM
Th 07:30 AM - 06:30 PM
F 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sa By Appointment Only
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • 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!

    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!

  • Had great experience with message therapy .

    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!

  • My experience was wonderful. Let’s just say that I rebooked because I know he is in demand!! Highly recommended!

    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!

  • 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!

    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.

  • Derek has years of experience that add to his culminated knowledge of well-being for athletes and non athletes alike; I would recommend.

    Amazing work and great company

Sports Massage

$85
60min
$105
75min
$125
90min
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Deep Tissue Massage

$85
60min
$125
90min
Select

Sports Cupping

$45
30min
$85
60min
Select

Sports Massage Cupping and Stretching (PNF)

$85
60min
$105
75min
$125
90min
Select

Scraping (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) & Sports Massage

$85
60min
$105
75min
$125
90min
Select

Derek J.

License: MN #Certification

44 Verified Reviews

Sports Massage

$85
60min
$105
75min
$125
90min
Select

Deep Tissue Massage

$85
60min
$125
90min
Select

Sports Cupping

$45
30min
$85
60min
Select

Sports Massage Cupping and Stretching (PNF)

$85
60min
$105
75min
$125
90min
Select

Scraping (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) & Sports Massage

$85
60min
$105
75min
$125
90min
Select
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!

Average Rating:

4.94 (Based on 34 Reviews)

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by Anonymous on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Cupping with Derek J.
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 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
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 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
Had great experience with message therapy .
by Bob on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
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!

Business response:

Thank you Bob! Glad you had a good experience. Come back soon!

by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
My experience was wonderful. Let’s just say that I rebooked because I know he is in demand!! Highly recommended!
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
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 Zach on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
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 2020
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
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 Kevin on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
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 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
Amazing work and great company
by Kyle on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
Derek knows how to get into the nooks and crannies of your muscles and really make them wish they hadn't started acting up in the first place.

Business response:

Thank you Kyle! See you again soon!

by Molly on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
Very professional and thorough. The massage I recieved alleviated a lot of pain and discomfort I was experiencing. I would recommend Derek to friends and return as a client myself.

Business response:

I appreciate your continued business. Let me know when I need to show that neck of yours who’s the boss again!

by Jordan on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
Derek is the best. He knows his clients, and tailors his sessions to our individual needs. He's kept me healthy and moving through an Ironman, powerlifting, crossfit, and everyday life. He's the best.
by Steve on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
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 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
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 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
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 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
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 2019
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
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 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
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 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
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 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
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 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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: Bodywork 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: Bodywork 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: Bodywork with Derek J.
Excellent massage, great listener to needs for pain relief.
by Glenn on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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 @ Los Campeones

2746 Blaisdell Avenue

Minneapolis , MN 55408 map it

Phone: (612) 367-6773