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Jamie's Therapeutic Touch

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1730 Crockett Rd.
Palestine, Tx
903-723-7546 (skin)

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Jamie's Therapeutic Touch Expands Services

The Palestine Herald

AshiatsuPALESTINE — 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, healthy environment.”

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 manicure/pedicure areas.

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. Saturday.

“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.

“It’s a 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 and airbrushing.

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. 

"It's 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 services.”

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.

“We can 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 kids.

“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 exercising.

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 public.

“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 Holly Studdard.

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 Rhone.

“He supports me in every way and has put in so many hours,” Rhone said. “My family keeps me going.”

Jamie’s 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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Last Update:
March 30, 2010
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