Gretchen Rivas

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.

We are here to serve all of your therapy and skincare needs. Schedule your next appointment today!

Our Therapists

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.

Stephanie Arnold

Hey, y’all! My name is Stephanie! I have had the privilege to be a full time massage and bodywork therapist here at Relax! since 2017. I am honored to have been nominated in the top 3 Wilmington's "Best Massage Therapist" by Encore Magazine for both 2019 and 2020.

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Chrissy Monzon

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.

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Heidi Horn

My name is Heidi. I moved to North Carolina from upstate New York a few years ago to continue my passion for massage and gain new life experiences in a new city. I developed a passion for massage therapy at a young age

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Lynn Wilder

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.

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Aleah Maranda

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?”

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Cindy Qin

"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..."

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Jodi Bunting

"Hi! My name is Jodi Bunting. I am a Massage Therapist here at Relax! Massage Therapy and Skincare. I am from a small town here in NC. I moved to the Wilmington area..."

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JohnnyButler 

Hi, my name is Johnny and I have been a massage therapist since March 2001.  They say “if you love what you do, than you will never work a day in your life.”

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Megan Mullen

Hello, my name is Megan. I’ve always loved helping people, and as a CNA, I learned deep compassion and caring as I helped my client's...

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Nathaniel "Than" Day

I graduated from the Denver Integrative Massage School and received my licensing in Colorado to practice massage therapy in 2017....

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Estheticians

Laura Greenway

My name is Laura, I have been practicing esthetics for 18 years and have been teaching esthetics for 16 years. I specialize in skin care for all ethnicities including: chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, facial waxing, Brazilian Wax, brow art, lash extensions and permanent makeup. I have worked in a variety of settings from the medical esthetics to platform work as an makeup artist. I am excited to be here at Relax! Massage therapy and skin care and to share my knowledge of esthetics with the beautiful faces of Wilmington NC.

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Aleah Maranda

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?”

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Elizabeth Woodby

Hi, My name is Elizabeth and I am just joining Relax Massage & Skin Therapy as an
Esthetician. I have lived in Wilmington for over 25 years and absolutely love Wilmington and
all that it offers.

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Relax Staff ~ We Are Here To Help You!

Laura Greenway

Massage Manager

 

Cecelia Patino

Director Of First Impressions