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Selma business welcomes customers to new home

Massage therapist Joyce Hampton, middle left, pictured Selma-Dallas Chamber of Commerce executive director Sheryl Smedley, far left, Selma Mayor George Evans, middle right, and Selma resident Armelia Oliver, far right, inside of Essence of Therapeutic Touch Wednesday at the business’ open house. (Sarah Robinson | Times Journal)

Massage therapist Joyce Hampton, middle left, pictured Selma-Dallas Chamber of Commerce executive director Sheryl Smedley, far left, Selma Mayor George Evans, middle right, and Selma resident Armelia Oliver, far right, inside of Essence of Therapeutic Touch Wednesday at the business’ open house. (Sarah Robinson | Times Journal)

 

A local business that offers massage services has relocated.

Essence of Therapeutic Touch, which offers deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, prenatal and seated chair massages, welcomed customers and guests to an open house Wednesday to show off their new location.

The business was once located on Church street, inside of the Partners in Rehab and Wellness building, but moved to 4 Office Park Circle, inside of Selma Medical Weight Loss and Spa, when Partners in Rehab closed.

“It went smooth,” Essence Therapeutic Touch massage therapist Joyce Hampton said as she described the transition to Office Park Circle, which she said took about three weeks to complete.

Although Hampton said the moving process was fairly easy and quick, she also said she had two big fears related to her losing customers as a result of relocating to a new area.

Hampton said she thinks that some regular customers might not be aware of the move. Hampton was also afraid that having Essence Therapeutic Touch placed close to Dallas Avenue would decrease traffic to the business, since the bridge on Dallas Avenue, many rely upon remains under construction.

“With the bridge being out, I thought that would impact it negatively, but surprisingly it did not,” Hampton said. “I had a fear that it would.”

The spa began off their open house with a free 30-minute Swedish massage give-away.

Selma Medical Weight Loss and Spa Owner Dr. Taylor Namburu said the combination of Hampton’s expertise in massage therapy and the nutritional services Selma Medical Weight Loss and Spa has always offered are sure to please all customers.

“We kind of have a little bit of something to offer to everybody,” Namburu said. “If you don’t need to lose weight, you still have the spa services for relaxation or other things.”