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Jamie's Therapeutic Touch
By BETH FOLEY
The Palestine Herald
— A year after moving to a new location on Crockett
Road, Jamie’s Therapeutic Touch day spa has doubled its space to
almost 4,000-square feet, adding private rooms for nine hair
stylists and nail techs.
“This is so exciting that we have
come this far,” Rhone said. “Five and a half years ago we started
in a 8x12 (square foot) file cabinet room. I have been so blessed,
and just so happy we can give back to Palestine in a healing,
The day spa now has four private
massage rooms, five private hair styling rooms, facial rooms,
sauna room, aqua detox room, spray tanning room and two
To celebrate the expansion,
Jamie’s Therapeutic Spa will host a Palestine Area Chamber of
Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday. An open house
and re-grand opening event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We are now a full-service day spa — you can
literally spend eight hours here relaxing in your robe,” Rhone
said. “You can get a facial, a massage, get your hair done, going
from one treatment to the next.”
With special “spa food”
brought in by JT’s Custom Catering, Rhone said customers don’t
even have to worry about leaving the spa to eat.
one-stop shop — you don’t have to go to the big city to get
special treatments — it’s all right here,” Rhone said, noting they
also offer specialized services including botox, permanent makeup
In fact, Rhone’s newest treatment —
Ashiatsu oriental bar therapy, a unique form of barefoot massage —
is available at the spa, the only place currently in East Texas.
During this treatment, the therapist grips bars installed over
the treatment table in order to balance themselves and use the
pressure of their feet to massage with aromatic oil.
much more effective for my clients to use my body weight and my
foot, which is much larger than my hand, to apply just the right
amount of pressure," Rhone said.
The therapists use wooden
bars bolted into the ceiling or a portable apparatus with overhead
bars to maneuver above their clients and to support a portion of
their body weight as they vary the amount of pressure they apply
with one foot, or sometimes both feet. That combination helps
create "the longest stroke ever and the most luxurious massage on
the planet," Rhone said.
“I have been wanting to take this
class forever, so after 33 long hours I am now trained to perform
this amazing treatment, and I am so excited. Through research,
this massage modality is now a well-documented, effective,
non-surgical technique for the treatment of chronic lower back and
neck pain,” Rhone said.
The treatment is recognized as such
by the American Massage Therapy Assocation, and approved by the
Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals and the National
Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
“We pride ourselves in taking the highest education possible and
bringing new services and treatments each year to the spa. Our
goal is to bring at least one new machine and two new treatments
each year to the spa,” Rhone said. “Everyone at Jamie’s
Therapeutic Touch day spa is passionate about what they do and we
are constantly searching for innovative and result oriented
treatments. I also just got back from training on air brush
makeup, so that is very exciting to add to our extensive menu of
Jamie’s can accommodate brides with their makeup
needs and anyone else for special occasions such as for proms,
ladies night out or even birthday parties for kids.
do all-day bridals where we can do airbrush and their makeup,”
Rhone said. “We also now have a photographer, Greg Laudadio, for
bridal photo packages.”
For the kid birthday parties,
parents can bring in their daughters for mini treatments just for
“We will pamper them and teach them how to take care
of their skin,” Rhone said.
A national registered personal
trainer Monnie Giles also has been added to the staff at the spa.
Giles will offer personal training and boot camp classes.
“We are now offering Spa Boot Camp three days a week. This
will be a great addition to our weight loss packages and helping
our clients reach their weight loss goals,” Rhone said. “We do the
boot camp interval training at different locations — every week we
change up the one-hour sessions. One week we met at Davey Dogwood
Park, another time at the track. It’s challenging but it is for
all fitness levels whether you are a beginner or someone who
already works out several times a week.”
Giles also will
lead a walking group to help motivate those who are interested in
Also in the works are “diva” dancing classes
and yoga classes.
“We also added our infrared dry sauna to
our many new treatments. The sauna burns 900 calories in 30
minutes, so beneficial to people with arthritis muscle spasms,
pains, fibromyalgia and many other problems. We also bought
another aqua detox machine to be able to accompany three people at
the same time,” Rhone said.
Jamie’s Therapeutic Touch also
offers numerous retail products that include face and body care,
aromatherapy items, purses and jewelry.
“We will have the
Chamber ribbon cutting on Thursday at 5 p.m. with Dan Manuel
leading us in prayer, and we would love to invite the public to
it,” Rhone said.
Saturday will be the open house and
re-grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with freebies for the
“We want to invite the public to come and meet our
staff, receive free makeup makeovers, free face and body sugaring,
mini facials, skin analysis, skin scanning and chair massage,”
Rhone said. “Jolonda will be here doing permanent makeup and Dr.
Isom will be here doing Botox.”
Reservations are needed for
the botox and permanent makeup treatments.
A live remote
with “The Breeze” 102.3 will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
with KYYK 98.3 from 2 to 4 p.m. with giveaways.
Refreshments for the open house will be provided by JT's Custom
Catering and Ben E. Keith. Jeweler Mary Rainwater also will have a
trunk show at the spa. Sponsors for the open house are Foster’s
Security, Dogwood Junction, Dogwood Sales, Westmoreland Custom
Designs and Printing, Joel's Decorating Center, Sanders Tires and
Bouquets by Katie.
Jamie's Therapeutic Touch is a member
of Palestine Young Professionals Network and Palestine Area
Chamber of Commerce. Rhone is a member of Palestine Junior Service
League and Harvey Woman's Club. Rhone was named Best Massage
therapist 2008 by the Palestine Herald-Press Readers Choice and
Jamie's Therapeutic Touch Day Spa was voted Best Day Spa for 2008
and 2009 by the Palestine Herald-Press Readers Choice. Rhone is a
licensed skin care therapist (aesthetician), licensed massage
therapist and licensed makeup artist. Rhone has taken over 1,000
advanced training hours of continued education classes to bring
new treatments to the day spa.
Clients at Jamie's
Therapeutic Touch may choose from a variety of services including:
Botox; Swedish, chocolate, hot stone, hot shell, dry brush,
lymphatic drainage, on-site chair massages, JTT's signature bamboo
deep tissue massage, uplifting facial massage with cold stones
massage; migraine relief treatment; seven different facials
including acne, sensitive, La stone hot stone facial, anti-aging,
firming, collagen, detox; chemical peels, pumpkin peels, microdermabrasion;
back-ials; sugaring and waxing hair removal; lash and brow
tinting; tummy firming treatment; infrared dry sauna; ionithermie
anti-cellulite treatment (the only licensed facility in East Texas
doing this treatment); detox weight loss body wraps; bridal
makeup; customized foot baths; ear candling; spray tanning; bridal
and special event make-up, reflexology, permanent makeup, aqua
foot detox; Lamprobe; paraffin body wraps; teeth whitening, hair
and nails, and a variety of invigorating body treatments.
The staff includes Rhone, Dr. Mathew Isom, Amy Gordon, Monika
Camacho, Jamie Lipsey, Jamie Humphreys, Richard Trocheau, Morgan
Carroll, Molly Sanchez, Wendy Higginbotham, Stephanie Quick,
Chelsy Hall, Danielle Slate, Monnie Giles, Jolonda Freeman and
Rhone also plans to increase the size of
the parking lot in the future and possibly offer extended hours
two days a week at the spa.
Rhone thanked everyone who
helped with the expansion project, including her husband, Jon
“He supports me in every way and has put in so many
hours,” Rhone said. “My family keeps me going.”
Therapeutic Touch’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Special appointments
are available on request. For more information about products or
services, call 903-723-SKIN (7546) or visit www.spajamie.com.
Jamie’s is located at 1730 Crockett Rd.
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