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 Luke is the owner and founder of 1440 Health. She sees clients for Intuitive Manual Therapy, corrective and postural exercise training, and guiding transformation through exploration of ways to strengthen the body, mind, spirit and soul.
The balancing of body, mind and spirit has always been at the forefront or Jessica’s thinking. Growing up in Michigan she rode horses in high level competitive showjumping, spending most of her childhood outside in nature, either on the farm or on vacations to National Parks, she developed a respect for the sacredness of nature and how it can balance our hectic worlds.
The love of movement and the physical body drew her to a degree in Exercise Physiology from Ithaca College and onto the path of manual therapy. Exercise and healthy living have always been a cornerstone of her life. She has trained with top teachers in the field and for the last 20 years she has worked in a variety of medical settings and in private practice, treating thousands of patients for chronic pain, injuries and stress reduction. Combining many techniques, she now uses a fine tuned intuitive process to treat a wide array of conditions helping many clients stop or reverse the effects of bad posture, improving movement of the spine and joints and helping people live more pain free and find balance in their life.
Recently Jessica has fully stepped into exploring deeper, ancient healing arts combining transpersonal psychology, energy medicine, Shamanism and Buddhist philosophy. Studying with Isa Gucciardi PhD, she is working towards certifications in Depth Hypnosis and Applied Shamanic Counseling. She now uses the power of horses and the natural world as teachers and guides, weaving together a framework of support to provide a space for self-discovery and self-healing for body, mind, spirit and soul. Her clients walk away from each session, whether on the horse farm doing experiential learning or on the table in her healing center, with a deeper connection to themselves and the world they move around in.
Jessica loves to travel and explore new cultures, finding places filled with natural beauty. When not reading, studying or working out, you can find her with her husband out on any of the Maryland and Virginia area hiking trails. She climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp and has many more peaks on her list.
“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
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.