Hello! I’m Gretchen Rivas, owner of Relax! Massage Therapy & Skin Care. My passion for massage grew out of a personal experience in 2000 when I received a really bad massage! Massage is supposed to help people, and I knew I could do that. I went back to school and after graduating I opened my massage practice. After being a one-person business for many years, I added additional massage therapists when I went back to acupuncture school and needed help caring for clients while I was gone. Relax! Massage Therapy & Skin Care was still operating out of my home office until 2012, when I took a leap of faith and moved the massage and acupuncture practice to its current locations in Oleander Office Park behind Flaming Amy’s. A year later the practice expanded and added additional space upstairs for couples' massage. In 2017-18 we expanded another 1,700 square feet, added six additional rooms, and aesthetician services. Now, our massage practice has 10 treatment rooms, three couples massage rooms, and our Infinity Acupuncture is in another building across the parking lot.
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Relax! Massage Therapy & Skin Care has many experienced massage therapists that are here for you. With a multitude of different skills, training and healing modalities, there is someone here to help you with any problem you may encounter. Whether you need to relax and unwind, get a specific issue worked on, or get your skin looking gorgeous, our team can help. We operate from a place of compassion and genuine concern for our clients, so relax, you are in good hands. Take a minute and meet the team below. Please call or book online with any of these talented therapists.
The journey to massage therapy began at age 8. My Great Grandmother and I sat on the edge of her bed so my mother could massage our legs. I was hooked but it would take several years of trying different things before I realized that massage was my calling. Read More
Hey, y’all! My name is Stephanie and I’m a licensed massage and bodywork therapist here at Relax! Massage Therapy and Skin Care. I graduated from the Myotherapy Institute of Massage in 2012. Read More
Hey, my name is Chrissy and I was born and raised here in Wilmington. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2008 and absolutely LOVE what I do! I specialize in SMRT (Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique) of the hips and Therapeutic Massage. Read More
I attended Indiana Therapeutic Massage School in Indianapolis, IN and received my craniosacral training (CranioSacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release Therapy) through the Upledger Institute. I have been a massage therapist and craniosacral therapist since 2012. Read More
I have been a massage therapist and energy medicine practitioner for over 11 years but I was introduced to both as a child. My first experience with massage was when my father would put warm socks on my feet, rub them and ask, “Isn’t this the best feeling in the world?” Read More
"I moved here from China with my husband three years ago. Because English is not my first language, I knew when I decided to go back to school to study massage that it would be a challenge..." Read More
"My journey to massage therapy started in 2001. It was then that I experienced my first reflexology session. My body responded so positively to the reflexology that I began to study other healing modalities..." Read More
"I believe each client should be treated as if they are my only client. Whether they are here to ease general tension, or are seeking specific treatments, I work with each person as a whole..." Read More
My lifelong passion has always been to help others be healthy and feel their best. After completing my education and exploring my life’s path, I became interested in studying and understanding the bodies largest organ – the skin! Read More