Your Therapist

Meet Joan Hoffman, L.M.T.

Driven by personal experience and a deep desire to help others, my journey into the world of massage therapy began with a moment of physical struggle that changed my life.  When debilitating knee pain left me unable to walk and missing work, I found myself reconnecting with a man from my past who practiced massage as a part of his Chinese Medicine expertise.

To my surprise, he revealed that my knee pain was not isolated to the knee

itself but stemmed from a more complex issue —a twisted torso that affected even the alignment of my femur.  Inspired by his holistic approach and the transformative impact of his work, I embarked on a path to learn and heal others as he had done for me.

After obtaining my license and training tableside with my mentor, I delved into the world of Japanese Amma under the guidance of a respected sensei in Phoenix.  Today, as a certified massage therapist specializing in Japanese Amma massage techniques and pain management, I draw from 11 years of experience running my own practice.

At Jabez Bodyworks, we specialize in Japanese Amma massage, offering our clients a unique blend of relaxation and therapeutic benefits.  Focusing on deep tissue massage that alleviates pain without causing discomfort to nerves and muscles, we aim to provide relief for those struggling with chronic pain and stress.

Our mission is simple yet profound: to make a meaningful difference in the lives of my fellow man, one individual at a time.  Whether you seek relief from pain or wish to unwind and relax, our tailored Japanese Amna massage techniques are designed to meet your specific needs.  Trust us to address your symptoms and target the underlying root of your discomfort, delivering a personalized and effective therapeutic experience.

Contact us at (337) 623-4442 to schedule an appointment and begin your journey toward relief, relaxation, and rejuvenation with Jabez Bodyworks.

Your Experience at Jabez Bodyworks is different because we use:


Authentic Japanese Amna Bodywork


Deep Tissue Massage


Massage with All Clothing On


Heated Massage Table


Relaxing & Quiet Studio


Heated Damp Towels for the Back and Feet


Grounding Pad


Full Body Work Head to Toe

Massage Experiences Selection

Welcome to our selection of rejuvenating massage experiences!  Indulge in a 75-minute individual massage session to rid yourself of nagging pain or enhance your health with our Package of 3 75-minute massages for a series of consistent treatments.  Looking to give the gift of relaxation?  Does someone in your life complain about hurting?  Consider our gift certificate for a 75-minute massage, a thoughtful present that guarantees rejuvenation.  Explore our offerings today.  Credit card payments are accepted with an applicable processing fee, while cash payments incur no additional charges.  Book your session now and treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation experience!

One (1) 75-minute massage

Indulge in a rejuvenating 75-minute massage session to melt away stress,  tension, and pain, leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

The Package- 3 75-MINUTE MASSAGES

Treat yourself to a series of three (3) 75-minute massage sessions, perfect for pain relief and relaxation.

Gift Certificate

Give the gift of relaxation with a 75-minute massage gift certificate, allowing your loved one to experience the ultimate in pampering and self-care.

What You Can Expect From Us

How to get started - Schedule an Appointment.

Many people need a thorough, stress-relieving, and pain-relieving massage.  But even if they know they could benefit from one, they often hesitate because they don’t know how to book the services of a professional therapist.  Don’t worry—it’s quite simple!  Just reach out to my scheduler, Therese, at (337) 623-4442, and she will help you schedule the next available appointment.  So go ahead and text Therese to book your well-deserved massage today!

How to prepare for my Massage?

Prepare for your massage by following these steps: Avoid heavy meals right before your appointment and opt for a light meal a few hours prior.  Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to flush out toxins.  Communicate any health concerns or areas of focus with your therapist for a tailored experience in your assessment.  Dress comfortably in loose clothing.  Arrive a few minutes early to unwind and complete paperwork.  Avoid caffeine and alcohol to maximize the benefits of your massage.  Our staff is dedicated to providing you with a wonderful and rejuvenating experience that gets results.  We can’t wait to welcome you!

Trusted & Experienced

I am a certified massage therapist specializing in Amma massage techniques and pain management.  With 11 plus years of experience and a background in Chinese Medicine, I am dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives, one person at a time.  As a good listener, I understand the importance of truly hearing what my clients say, which is key to a successful session.

At Jabez Bodyworks, we aim to create a close and harmonious relationship with our clients.  We believe effective communication is essential for understanding our client’s needs.  During your session, we strive to provide a restful and relaxing environment.  You can expect soothing music, aromatherapy, and a peaceful atmosphere where talking is minimal.  We want you to unwind and leave pain-free.

Let us help you find balance and relieve your pain.  Book a session with us and discover the transformative power of our massages at Jabez Bodyworks.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

I don’t practice; I get results.

The Happiness Guarantee: Your well-being is our priority.  If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll make it right.


Happy Customers

“Joan’s massages cater to busy individuals, athletes and non-athletes alike, targeting hidden knots and relieving tension.  Suitable for all, her services help alleviate aches, fatigue, and stress, promoting improved well-being.”

Kelly Naquin Anderson

“Joan offers personalized massages targeting specific needs, effectively relieving discomfort and revitalizing the body.  Clients experience transformative rejuvenation and restoration, setting her apart in the field.”

Ryan Miller

“Joan’s nurturing presence and skillful massage techniques effectively treat injuries.  Her dedication to learning and personalized care creates an exceptional and soothing client experience.”

Katherine Dantin

“After 40 years of teaching dance and facing various injuries, regular massages from Joan have helped minimize pain, offer relaxation, and reduce stress. Joan’s therapeutic touch has been crucial for improved physical well-being and overall health.”

Tari Trosclair

Contact Me

Complete the form to ask a question or book an appointment below.

Working Hours

Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
By Appointment Only – No Walk-ins

Call: (225) 328-0584

Physical Address:
4744 Jamestown Avenue, #103
Baton Rouge, LA 70808