Massage Therapy & Skin Care

About Our Team

Hello! I’m Gretchen Rivas, owner of Relax! Massage Therapy. My passion for massage began back in 2000 when I received a really bad massage! I knew I could do better and help people more, so 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. (My therapists are always chosen with the same high standards I hold myself to after my initial bad experience!) Relax! 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 1700 square feet, added six additional rooms, and aesthetician services. Now, our massage practice has ten treatment rooms, three couples massage rooms, and Infinity Acupuncture is in another building across the parking lot.

Currently Relax! Massage Therapy 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 therapist


Our Therapists

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Tammie Callahan

The journey to massage therapy began at age 8. My Great Grandmother and I sat on the edge of her bed…

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Kacey Graner

My name is Kacey Graner, and I am from a small town outside of Pinehurst, North Carolina. After I became a licensed Massage Therapist I decided to move to Wilmington to dive into my career. I needed a change of scenery, and what better place than the beach!

Let me tell you all a little bit about how I got interested in massage therapy… Being an athlete all my life, massage helped bring relief to my aches and pains from overexertion. My mother also raised me very holistically. She is a nutritionist; always instilling food is medicine, and preventive care was critically important to optimal health. I was always taught to treat my body as a temple. I decided to become a massage therapist because I want my lifestyle to coincide with my career. I want to help others feel their best and reach their optimum health as well. I love to run, go on long walks, and explore the outdoors with my dog, Scout. I enjoy practicing yoga, and recently have become more committed to my practice. I think it is important to stretch and understand what muscles the poses are affecting. I’ve found it improves my work as a massage therapist as well. I love learning and constantly fueling my think tank. That is another reason why massage therapy fits my personality so well. There is always something new to learn in the field, which keeps me excited and invested in my work.

As a therapist, I enjoy therapeutic massage; combining multiple modalities to best suite my client. I really like combining classic Swedish massage, myofascial work and trigger point therapy. I am eager to grow my practice in Wilmington with Relax Massage Therapy. I know there are so many like-minded people in this community, and I can’t wait to meet you all!

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Stephanie Arnold

Hey, y’all! My name is Stephanie and I’m a licensed massage therapist! The question I’m asked most often is “why”?

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Christina O’Quinn

I have been a massage therapist for five years in different areas and different settings. I am always looking for new techniques and information to build my toolbox, so I can offer a healing approach to my clients.

I have found my calling with massage therapy. I love the challenges and creating a relaxing, restorative environment. I not only enjoy giving my clients a healing massage, but sharing information with them to help them work with their bodies so that they can feel great.

I earned my degree in marketing and management in college but never really felt like what I was doing what I was meant for. My intuition was telling me that I needed to do something that helped people, was relaxing, and had flexibility for when I was ready to be a mom, I found all those things in massage therapy. As soon as I started my classes everything felt right and came very naturally.

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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 for 10 years…

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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. By using these techniques together I am able to provide full body healing for pain issues ranging from acute to chronic.

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Lynn Wilder

Hey, my name is Lynn. I attended Indiana Therapeutic Massage School in Indianapolis, IN and received my craniosacral training…

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Candace Brinson

I’m a rarity in these parts…a born and raised Wilmingtonian! I grew up here and although I’ve moved away several times, Wilmington is where my heart is and I keep coming back. Years ago, a friend had repetitive use shoulder pain and would ask me to massage him. I would do so to help him and he would tell me I should become a massage therapist because I was good and had a natural talent. I loved being able to help him become pain free and realized I could help others with chronic pain as well if I went to school and trained. So, off to school I went and in 2012 I became a licensed massage therapist. Since then I have traveled and worked in many different parts of NC and recently arrived back in Wilmington. Gretchen Rivas, a former teacher of mine in massage school, reached out to me about working at Relax!. I interviewed and here I am, happy to be doing the work I’m passionate about, helping people with chronic pain and other issues. I love developing a therapeutic plan with my clients to assist them in living a more energized and pain free life. I focus my sessions on what would benefit my client the most including stretches and range of motion exercises. I’ve taken many classes over the years and I’m always excited to learn more to help assist my clients better. I look forward to serving you and helping you become your best self!

Estheticians

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Bonnie Briceno

After working as a guidance counselor and a real estate agent for most of my career, I decided to pursue my lifelong passion….

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Bonnie Briceno

After working as a guidance counselor and a real estate agent for most of my career, I decided to pursue my lifelong passion of helping others to be healthy and feel their best. I have always loved skin care and had a never ending thirst for knowledge in this area. In 2009, I began traveling around the country and working for a high end skin care line but, I missed my dogs and my family. I decided that I wanted to be able to stay close to home while still pursuing my dream of helping others to feel and look their best. This was when I decided to limit my work to hands on esthetics with clients all day, every day. I really enjoy getting to know each of my clients as people. I like to understand their lifestyle, concerns, and goals. I believe knowing them well helps me to formulate a plan that is customized and suits each client individually. My regular clients become my friends and with this in mind, I assist them in finding the best products and services to meet their needs. This is my passion and I am grateful to be living it every day.

Relax Staff ~ We Are Here To Help You!

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Jennifer Foltz

Relax Wilmington welcomes Jennifer Foltz as our new Office Manager! Bio Coming Soon.

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Christina O’Quinn

I have been a massage therapist for five years in different areas and different settings. I am always looking for new techniques and information to build my toolbox, so I can offer a healing approach to my clients.

I have found my calling with massage therapy. I love the challenges and creating a relaxing, restorative environment. I not only enjoy giving my clients a healing massage, but sharing information with them to help them work with their bodies so that they can feel great.

I earned my degree in marketing and management in college but never really felt like what I was doing what I was meant for. My intuition was telling me that I needed to do something that helped people, was relaxing, and had flexibility for when I was ready to be a mom, I found all those things in massage therapy. As soon as I started my classes everything felt right and came very naturally.

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Cecilia Patino

Bio coming soon.

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Christina O’Quinn

I have been a massage therapist for five years in different areas and different settings. I am always looking for new techniques and information to build my toolbox, so I can offer a healing approach to my clients.

I have found my calling with massage therapy. I love the challenges and creating a relaxing, restorative environment. I not only enjoy giving my clients a healing massage, but sharing information with them to help them work with their bodies so that they can feel great.

I earned my degree in marketing and management in college but never really felt like what I was doing what I was meant for. My intuition was telling me that I needed to do something that helped people, was relaxing, and had flexibility for when I was ready to be a mom, I found all those things in massage therapy. As soon as I started my classes everything felt right and came very naturally.

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Christina O’Quinn

I have been a massage therapist for five years in different areas and different settings. I am always looking for new techniques and information to build my toolbox, so I can offer a healing approach to my clients.

I have found my calling with massage therapy. I love the challenges and creating a relaxing, restorative environment. I not only enjoy giving my clients a healing massage, but sharing information with them to help them work with their bodies so that they can feel great.

I earned my degree in marketing and management in college but never really felt like what I was doing what I was meant for. My intuition was telling me that I needed to do something that helped people, was relaxing, and had flexibility for when I was ready to be a mom, I found all those things in massage therapy. As soon as I started my classes everything felt right and came very naturally.

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Temple Cameron