Dr. Gretchen Rivas, D.Ac, LMBT

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. Today, our practice has expanded to eight treatment rooms, including two couples massage rooms and two skincare rooms. Infinity Acupuncture is located in a separate building, just across the parking lot.

We are here to serve all of your massage 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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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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Cindy Qin

Hi there! My name is Cindy Qin,  In this fast-paced life, I know that people work very hard, and that driving, sitting at a computer for long periods of time, playing sports, etc, often cause neck, shoulders, low back, and hip muscles to be tight.....

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Johnny Butler 

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

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Kelly Hall

Hi..I'm Kelly and I love massage...I mean ..really love it...so much so that 7 years ago I decided to go back to school and become a therapist after 20 years as a dental assistant. I love the peace and joy of the whole experience knowing that I can help someone feel better. It's a great feeling.

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Gigi Myers

Hi, I’m Gigi and my love and passion for massage began at a very early age. When I was 6 or 7, when family members felt sore, I would rub their neck and shoulders. I started doing it as a reflex response to their pain.

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Steffie Ellis

Hi, I am Steffi and I have always appreciated self-care and mind-body practices as an integral part of maintaining health and being a happy human!

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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).

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Anna Sans

Hi, my name is Anna and I received my license to practice massage in 2011, upon graduation from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

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Corina Madrid

Hi! My name is Corina and I am a licensed esthetician. I graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2019. Since I was young, I have always had a passion for skincare. I wanted to become a professional esthetician because I love helping others and making people feel beautiful in their own skin! It is a privilege for me to be able to educate and assist people in reaching their skincare goals as well as creating a therapeutic atmosphere for them. Whether you have skin concerns or just want to unwind and get pampered, come see me and let me help you put your best face forward!


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Relax! Front Desk Staff ~ We Are Here To Help You!

Lindsay Thomas

Spa Manager

Hello! My name is Lindsay, and I am the Spa Manager at Relax Massage Therapy and Skin Care. I have devoted my life to self care, resilience, embodiment and all things healing. I am a yoga teacher, a licensed massage therapist and an herbalist. I also have a deep passion for rallying cohesive teams to create ripples of healing and positive change in the greater community. I am blown away daily by the skillset, the authenticity and the kindness of the team at Relax! It is an absolute honor to work alongside such phenomenal humans and to provide an oasis for healing and restoration for the Wilmington community and beyond!

Dani Rees

Front Desk

Lauren Reyes

Front Desk

Jennifer Foltz

Office & Accounting Manager