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RELAX RENEW MASSAGE HAS MOVED. 

 

As late as April 1, 2022. 


Our new address:

 

Relax Renew: Massage & Wellness

201 6th Street SE #150

Minneapolis, MN 55414

derekj@relaxrenew.net

612-367-6773

 

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 an...

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Relax Renew Massage & Wellness

201 6th Street SE

Suite: 150

Minneapolis , MN 55414 map it

Hours of Operation

M Closed
T 07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
W 07:30 AM - 09:30 PM
Th 07:30 AM - 09:30 PM
F 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sa 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Great Massage!

    Highly recommend

  • Derek created a calming experience and took the time needed to dig into my knots. I felt more flexible and an increased ease of movement almost immediately.

    The new spot is wonderful. Great energy. Derek's deep tissue massage skills allow my body to truly relax for more than just the day of the massage.

  • Love the new studio!

    Derek was very adept in his body work and I left feeling like it was the best massage I'd had in some time.

  • Derek really knows how to find those tight spots that I didn't even know were there and then has great ways to loosen them up. Always amazing!

    This was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Derek is very professional and his skills are bar none. Highly recommend. His new space is going to take him to the next level.

  • Excellent massage, and moving to a cute new location soon!

    Great as always!

Sports Massage

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

$85
60min
$105
75min
$125
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Therapeutic Massage

$85
60min
$105
75min
$125
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Sports Cupping

$105
75min
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Sports Massage Cupping and Stretching (PNF)

$105
75min
$125
90min
$170
120min
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Scraping (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) & Stretching

$105
75min
$125
90min
$170
120min
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Derek J.

License: MN #Certification

73 Verified Reviews

Sports Massage

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

Deep Tissue Massage

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

Therapeutic Massage

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

Sports Cupping

$105
75min
Select

Sports Massage Cupping and Stretching (PNF)

$105
75min
$125
90min
$170
120min
Select

Scraping (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) & Stretching

$105
75min
$125
90min
$170
120min
Select
by Brent on Jun 19
Great Massage!
by Travis on Jun 02
Highly recommend
by David on May 03
Derek created a calming experience and took the time needed to dig into my knots. I felt more flexible and an increased ease of movement almost immediately.
by Anonymous on May 01
The new spot is wonderful. Great energy. Derek's deep tissue massage skills allow my body to truly relax for more than just the day of the massage.
by Glenn on Apr 07
Love the new studio!
by Darald on Mar 31
Derek was very adept in his body work and I left feeling like it was the best massage I'd had in some time.
by Anonymous on Mar 30
Derek really knows how to find those tight spots that I didn't even know were there and then has great ways to loosen them up. Always amazing!
by Anonymous on Feb 20
This was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Derek is very professional and his skills are bar none. Highly recommend. His new space is going to take him to the next level.
by Anonymous on Feb 14
Excellent massage, and moving to a cute new location soon!
by Anonymous on Jan 13
Great as always!

Average Rating:

4.95 (Based on 63 Reviews)

92 %

Ambiance
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Professionalism
by Brent on Jun 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Derek J.
Great Massage!
by Travis on Jun 2022
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
Highly recommend

Business response:

Glad I could help. See you again soon?

by David on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
Derek created a calming experience and took the time needed to dig into my knots. I felt more flexible and an increased ease of movement almost immediately.
by Anonymous on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
The new spot is wonderful. Great energy. Derek's deep tissue massage skills allow my body to truly relax for more than just the day of the massage.

Business response:

Thank you for the review. I’m glad your massage was so well received. See you again soon?

by Glenn on Apr 2022
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
Love the new studio!

Business response:

Thank you Glenn! Glad you like!

by Darald on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
Derek was very adept in his body work and I left feeling like it was the best massage I'd had in some time.
by Anonymous on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
Derek really knows how to find those tight spots that I didn't even know were there and then has great ways to loosen them up. Always amazing!
by Anonymous on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
This was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Derek is very professional and his skills are bar none. Highly recommend. His new space is going to take him to the next level.

Business response:

Why thank you. I appreciate you!

by Anonymous on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
Excellent massage, and moving to a cute new location soon!
by Anonymous on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Derek J.
Great as always!
by Cruz on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
Quality massge skills, timely, and very personable.

Business response:

Thank you Cruz! Hope you're feeling better!

by Anothy on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
Excellent massage. Will absolutely be booking another!
by Anonymous on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Derek J.
Loved it!
by Anonymous on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
I’ve had three sessions with Derek so far and am really noticing a difference in the way my body feels. Derek makes me feel very comfortable and relaxed. I recommend him highly.
by Chris on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
I’ve had my fair share of massages and Derek is the best I’ve been to. No patty cake when you’re looking to get work done. Communicative throughout the massage. Left sore and happy.
by Anonymous on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
He is a professional massage therapist with great skills! Not just feel better after a sport massage, I even sleep better!
by Anonymous on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
Feeling great one day after deep tissue massage! Will be coming back.

Business response:

Thank you for the review. Come back soon.

by Kevin on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
Derek offers an exceptional massage. I feel better for days after each appointment.

Business response:

Thank! I’m glad you enjoyed your experience. Come back soon

by Laurie on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage Cupping and Stretching (PNF) with Derek J.
Derek is knowledgeable and professional. He knows his craft well.
by SHAINA on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Derek J.
Derek truly has a gift for healing. He makes his clients feel so comfortable and I always leave feeling better. The location is super convenient and surprisingly you do not hear a lot of gym noise. It also feels great to support a queer and black-owned business.
by Ricardo on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
Excellent work, I'll be back after my twin cities marathon, I'm very happy that Derek understands the people we run and knows what kind of massages we need.
by Aidan on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
Got a deep massage to work out some tweaky leg muscles. Very happy with the experience.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Cupping with Derek J.
I have already sent a few friends!
by Anonymous on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
Great massage therapist, very strong sports massage / deep tissue. Highly recommend. Not a fancy spa setting but worked well and very clean.
by Robb on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Derek J.
I’ll be back. BEST calf sports massage in mpls.

Business response:

Thank you Robb! Drink lots of water!

by Justin on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Derek J.
Derek is amazing when it comes to massage, and his experience is extremely visible. I'm grateful for the opportunity.
by Vang on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Derek J.
Best massage therapist ever! Left feeling amazing. Derek creates a warm and safe environment that allows you to really relax. Would not go anywhere else!
by Anonymous on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
Excellent therapeutic massage.
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Derek J.
Derek is a gifted bodyworker, he really helped release the tension and pain I was having in my neck and upper back! Wonderful massage!
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: Therapeutic Massage 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: Therapeutic Massage 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 & Wellness

201 6th Street SE

Suite: 150

Minneapolis , MN 55414 map it

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  • Relax Renew Massage & Wellness

  • 201 6th Street SE
  • Suite: 150
  • Minneapolis , MN 55414
  • http://www.relaxrenew.net
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