Abbie Feigle

Therapeutic Bodywork & Sports Massage

Abbie graduated from the NW Academy of the Healing Arts in Seattle WA, with an emphasis in orthopedic and clinical massage.  She promotes mental and physical wellness through therapeutic massage focused on long term pain prevention and management.  Prior to moving to Virginia in the summer of 2014, 90% of her clients were insurance clients under the care of a referring physician for pain or stress management.  She has continued her education with an emphasis on massage for athletes and a new ...

Abbie graduated from the NW Academy of the Healing Arts in Seattle WA, with an emphasis in orthopedic and clinical massage.  She promotes mental and physical wellness through therapeutic massage focused on long term pain prevention and management.  Prior to moving to Virginia in the summer of 2014, 90% of her clients were insurance clients under the care of a referring physician for pain or stress management.  She has continued her education with an emphasis on massage for athletes and a new fascia and structural integration method called LIFT (Ligament Influenced Myofascial Technique).  She has been licensed in the states of Washington, Wisconsin and Virginia and is a member of the ABMP and NCTMB.

Prior to launching her massage career, Abbie graduated from Indiana University in 2000 with a BA in psychology and sociology.  Abbie sees movement as meditation and believes that  physical health & body awareness lead to mental health and personal growth.  She has always pursued endeavors that promote personal development through active lifestyles.  As someone who plays daily, Abbie knows that a pain-free body can be liberating.  She has worked in the Outdoor Industry as a guide, facilitator and program developer with a personal passion for adventure travel, rock-climbing, swimming, snowboarding and hiking with dogs.  

She specializes in medical, therapeutic and sports massage, in addition to practicing deep tissue, relaxation and pregnancy massage. Her favorite techniques involve myofascial work, muscle energy techniques, and neuromuscular re-education to increase range of motion and reduce pain.

Abbie bounced around the Midwest, Australia and the West Coast before settling in the New River Valley and is excited to bring LIFT (Ligament Influenced Myofascial Technique) to the East Coast. Don't be surprised if she incorporates movement into your session. When not at work, Abbie can frequently be frolicking outside with her golden retriever.


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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

VA # 0019012729

Education
2012

Northwest Academy of the Healing Arts

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Neuromuscular

Abbie incorporates neuromuscular work into almost all her therapeutic sessions. Neuromuscular techniques speak directly to the neural system, enabling the therapist to release deep tissues using very light and pain-free touch. Abbie often uses neuromuscular work to quickly release large, superficial muscle layers, so more time can be spent working specifically on deep layers that would be slow to get to using only deep pressure.

Sports Massage

Abbie offers 2 types of sports massage. Traditional sports massage uses quick strokes to release muscle tension and promote blood flow, specifically immediately before/after a sport event or to aid in workout recovery. Abbie also offers more specific treatment work to help athletes balance compensation patterns, heal injuries and break up scar tissue. Long, loose, balanced muscles improve performance by enabling muscles and joints to perform optimally.

Medical

Abbie has extensive training in orthopedic and clinical massage. She started her massage career working almost exclusively on insurance clients under the care of a physician for pain or stress management. Abbie loves treating chronic pain specifically those associated with repetitive motion, compensation patterns and sports injuries. She loves helping people improve Range of Motion, especially in the shoulders, hips and ankles.

Myofascial Release

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds each layer of the body down to individual organs and muscle fibers. To access deep fascia layers that may be restricting movement or causing pain, Abbie uses a new fascia technique called LIFT (Ligament Influenced Fascial Technique). This technique combines Myofascial Length testing with neuromuscular fascia releases to painlessly release chronic postural and compensation patterns.

Myoskeletal Alignment

Certified in Myoskeletal Alignment Technieque from the Freedom from Pain Institute.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Alan on Apr 04
Abbie is wonderful Takes time to review with you what your conditions are Has a wonderful skill & knowledge of how the body works together and has great skills in relieving much or all of the aches & pains you may be feeling prior to your visit. Give my highest recommendation to Abbie Been dealing with back & neck pain for many years now and from my first visit forward it has made a huge difference having her treat / massage those trouble areas to where overall my pain frequency has diminished significantly. Thanks Abbie- you have a true gift, sill & knowledge. Rare to find.
by Sarah on Jan 11
I didn't have back spasms for a month after my second session with Abbie. She's awesome!
by Anonymous on Dec 21
100% recommend for athletes with lingering or consistent muscle issues.
by Anonymous on Dec 20
Abbie’s knowledge of the body and her skill as a massage therapist is unsurpassable.
by Anonymous on Dec 16
An excellent practitioner who is most helpful in diagnosing and addressing chronic issues.
by Louis on Dec 12
My name is Luis and I have had back problems since 2009 I went one time for mayo facial release and right away I was able to see the difference my pain level was drop down to none.
by Anonymous on Dec 12
Super skilled!
by Michelle on Dec 08
The massage is very effective I can feel my body getting healthier as I go consistently!
by Anonymous on Dec 07
Abbie was wonderful at my first visit! Listened to my concerns. Communicated throughout the session in an unobtrusive way. Helped me develop a plan to reach my goals.
by Barry on Nov 22
Abbie is very skilled and effective. She has helped me immensely.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Deep Tissue
  • Structural Bodywork
  • Mobile Sports Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Therapeutic Touch

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