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!

LMBT #03153

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


My name is Stephanie Arnold! I have had the privilege of being a full time massage and bodywork therapist here at Relax! Massage & Skincare 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

LMBT #17173

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

LMBT #17894

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 

LMBT #01749

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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Andrea Case

LMBT #09653

Hello! My name is Andrea and I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2009, after devoting time to raising my three daughters. Massage therapy has helped so much with management of my own chronic pain issues.......

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Gigi Myers

LMBT #15527

Hi, I’m Gigi! I moved here to Wilmington with my fiancé and our three spoiled cats from the middle area of NC.  It has long been a dream of ours to live near the ocean, and we are all so happy to be here, especially since I’ve found such a wonderful massage therapy home here at Relax!

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Steffie Ellis

LMBT #07685

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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Anjel Bilezikian

LMBT #19731

Hello, my name is Anjel and I moved here a year ago from Florida. I am crazy about this cure beachy hideaway! Wilmington is a gem. I started doing massage 26 years ago.....

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Chrissy Monzon

LMBT #08535

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!

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Deb Harrell

LMBT #15834

Hi, my name is Deb. I’m originally from northern Virginia, but Wilmington is my home. I love living by the coast and spend all my free time at the beach, where my love of photography is at its strongest. I’m also a Golden Retriever momma, and have a tiny Yorkie to take up all my time and love.

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Dawn Nieters

LMBT #19234


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Anna Sans

LMBT #18225

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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Nicole Buckingham

LMBT #12624

Hello, my name is Nicole. I have proudly called Wilmington my home for the past 32 years and love this area. I have been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2012.....

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Alex Engberg

Licensed Esthetician #22660

Hello, My name is Alex Engberg. I moved to Wilmington all the way from Nebraska. I am a licensed esthetician with a burning passion to make people feel as confident as they can in their skin.....


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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!

Lauren Reyes

Front Desk

Lucy Wilson

Front Desk

Cathy Armstrong

Front Desk

Katlyn Terp

Front Desk

Jennifer Foltz

Office & Accounting Manager