JoAnn Abbott is the owner/therapist of I AM MFR, Myofascial Release and Therapeutic Massage. Her passion for health through nutrition, fitness and body awareness while staying true to her holistic ideals led her to a career as a massage therapist. As a graduate of Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy, JoAnn strengthened her belief that the body, mind and spirit are interwoven and cannot be separated. After graduating from massage school she felt that while massage helped and was therapeutic something was missing. Following her intuition she attended several seminars presented by John F Barnes’ on his approach to Myofascial Release. She realized this was the piece that was missing in her practice. His approach incorporated to the fascial system incorporated the mind-body and the results were lasting. The insights and techniques of JFB-MFR and her interest in the body in motion, the physiology of trauma and the way our thoughts and emotions shape our movement led her to creating I AM MFR.
There are many places to get massages and many exceptional therapists, but her intuitive approach to treatment, to listen to the individual story, is what sets JoAnn apart. Everyone has a story and each one is different. Every session is different and everyday our stories change. JoAnn knows that each session will change with the story, and that everyone should be able to define themselves by who they are, and pain should not be part of it.
JoAnn continues to study under John F Barnes’to obtain more insight and understanding of our bodies and to bring that to each of her clients.
JoAnn is married to her best friend, the mother of four grown children and three grandchildren. Movement and nature are very important to her, she enjoys spending time outdoors running, hiking and camping with her family and is an avid yogi.
4646 Princess Anne Rd #103 Virginia Beach, VA 23464 757-375-8405