There are 1,440 minutes in every day. In every minute, there is time to do what we must do. We take care of others. We check items off our to-do lists. And still there is time, for us to connect with ourselves, and to take care of our own mental, physical, and spiritual health.
Here at 1440 Health, we believe there’s time in every day for the kind of self-care that will make us better versions of ourselves: strong, pain free, and mentally refreshed. It’s about living in the moment, and realizing we have time.
Jessica grew up in Bloomfield Hills Michigan riding horses competitively and attending as many Red Wing hockey games as possible. While still in high school, her activities were curtailed by a minor riding accident and she experienced first-hand the time and commitment required to restore the body to mobility.
It was then she first heard about neuromuscular massage, and began developing a passion for all things related to sports, health, and healing.
Inspired and curious, she decided to study Exercise Physiology at Ithaca College in upstate New York. As a student, she was deeply engaged in sports culture, not only as a member of the rowing team, but also as the athletic trainer for the Ithaca women’s basketball and gymnastics teams, and for its baseball team.
She graduated in 1999 and went on to study Neuromuscular Therapy at the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy in Jacksonville, FL. In that short time learning medical massage and its ability to heal the body, she knew she was on her chosen path.
After graduating from massage therapy school, she joined the practice at Absolute Medical Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.. The multidisciplinary team there included a neurologist, a chiropractor, and a physiatrist working in tandem to provide clients with comprehensive and holistic treatment plans appropriate to their individual needs.
In 2010, Jessica moved to Bethesda, where she opened her own practice, 1440 Health, with a mission to provide a unique one-stop shop for wellness. She’s a regular at Bethesda Sport and Health. When she’s not working, or working out, you can catch her hiking with friends on any of our D.C. area hiking trails. In 2017 Jessica summited Mt Kilimanjaro, and she has her sights on Mt Everest Base Camp in 2019.
Dr. Amy Kossoff grew up in southern California, and came east to go to George Washington University Medical School. Despite her early plans to return to her western roots, she found herself drawn to caring for the homeless population of DC. She spent her entire career with patients who were homeless or otherwise medically underserved. Amy was the medical director of the Washington Free Clinic for many years. After that she spent 6 years at DC General Hospital, where she was on the Georgetown Medical service until 1994, She then spent the next 22+ years at Healthcare for the Homeless, which became Unity Health Care.
In 2015 Amy decided to begin a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine . So many patients had issues that were not improving with traditional medical care alone, and she began to search for new ways to help them. She completed the Fellowship and then trained in Clinical Hypnosis and Acupuncture.
Finding herself unable to offer these modalities to her patients at Unity, she left her job to start anew. She met Jessica and joined 1440 Health in late 2018. Additionally, Amy is the Medical Director of AIM Health Institute, a non-profit offering Integrative services to underserved patients in the DC Metropolitan area.
She looks forward to becoming a partner with each of her patients, considering each as a whole person, and emphasizing the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient.
Amy is especially interested in chronic pain, and in new ways of understanding the mind-body connection in this pervasive problem. She hopes to be able to work with chronic pain patients to help them regain the ability to live rich, full, and productive lives.
Dr. Nancy Aboulmouna grew up in a US Air Force family and has lived in Germany and all across the United States. She completed her undergraduate degree at George Mason University, and pursued a career outside of medicine for many years. After experiencing the effects of a health crisis within her family, Nancy was inspired to pursue her dream of medicine.
She graduated magna cum laude in medicine from the University of Bridgeport’s School of Naturopathic Medicine in May of 2018. While pursuing medicine, she also graduated magna cum laude with a Masters in Science in Nutrition. She currently practices at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine and is an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition in the School of Health Studies at American University in Washington, DC. In her commitment to providing access to integrative medicine for all, Nancy serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors and Education Director for Access to Integrative Medicine (AIM) Health Institute, a non-profit offering Integrative medicine to underserved populations within the DC Metropolitan area.
As the daughter of an Air Force veteran, she believes all veterans and active duty personnel should be afforded access to preventive and integrative care.
Dr. Aboulmouna is passionate about Integrative Medicine and its role in prevention and multidisciplinary treatment interventions for all conditions. Having witnessed integrative medicine’s great success while rotating in Connecticut, she is committed to increasing awareness and access to this form of medicine. Nancy believes that nutrition and lifestyle are the foundations for optimal health. Her areas of specialities include but are not limited to diabetes, hypterension, endocrinology, women’s health, chronic pain, gastroenterology, autoimmunity, insomnia, weight loss, and nutrition and lifestyle counseling.
As an integrative medicine expert, Nancy looks forward to developing a therapeutic relationship between her and her patients focused on individualized treatments.