We specialize in customizing your spa experience with our wide array of services designed to relax and rejuvenate you in a body-positive environment. All of the products used in our spa services are handcrafted in-house, using all-natural and organic ingredients. Most are prepared just for you the day of your appointment, making them easily customized to meet your individual needs and preferences.
Most of our team of massage therapists has at least four years of experience in a variety of settings in both the United States and Europe: day spas, salons, chiropractor clinics, medical retreats, and health centers. Likewise our aestheticians have worked in day spas and speed-waxing clinics. Our acupuncturist comes highly trained from the Seattle Institute of Chinese Medicine.
We view a spa as a reset button. Indulgent? Not really. Self-care is a constructive stress management technique; an integral part of living a balanced, healthy lifestyle; and an essential element in being able to care for others in your charge. As the old saying goes, "You cannot pour from an empty vessel." We aim to invite calm into the lives of each of our guests so that they may be better able to extend peace and kindness to those around them. Whether you choose a massage, facial, acupuncture, or other spa service, we know you’ll leave the spa feeling better prepared to face the rest of your day.
Though we now operate out of a strip mall on busy Main Street in Ooltewah, our first location was surrounded by poplar trees with a creek running through the property. Our name pays homage to that humble beginning, as well as to our reverence for nature. We strive to conduct business in such a way as to minimize our ecological footprint.
Massage Therapy Education: LifeStream Massage School in Napa, California in 1997
Credentials: Tennessee licensed, Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; BS in Corporate/Community Wellness Management with minors in Psychology and Business - Entrepreneurial Management
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue massage, cupping
Massage Therapy Education: Miller-Motte Technical College, Chattanooga, TN
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed, Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
Specialties: neuromuscular therapy, prenatal massage, reflexology, deep tissue massage, Raindrop Technique®, reiki I, cupping
Cherish joined our team in February, 2006.
Massage Therapy Education: Atlanta School of Massage, Atlanta, GA
Credentials: Licensed Massage Therapist; NKT; BS in Music
Specialties: neuromuscular therapy, neurokinetic therapy, reflexology, deep tissue massage, cupping
Kirsten joined our team in July, 2011. Kirsten serves as our sales advisor, working to ensure the quality of our new guests' experience. She also fills in at our front desk as needed when her massage schedule allows.
Massage Therapy Education: Weimar College, Weimar, CA in 2012
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Massage Therapist, member of AMTA
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, Raindrop Technique®, cupping
Lauren joined our team in November, 2013. Lauren arranges our fresh flower bouquets and cares for our live indoor and outdoor plants.
Massage Therapy Education: Massage Institute of Cleveland
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master
Specialties: Swedish massage, hot stone, prenatal, reiki, cupping
Heather worked for us briefly in 2011, then joined our team again in December, 2012. Heather also occasionally teaches massage therapy continuing education classes.
Massage Therapy Education: Miller-Motte Technical College in 2012
Aesthetics Education: Miller-Motte Technical College in 2014
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Massage Therapist, Tennessee Licensed Aesthetician, Member of AMTA
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, cupping, spa services, facials, waxing, lash & brow tinting
Kathy joined our team in August, 2018.
Massage Therapy Education: Florida School of Massage, 2014
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Massage Therapist, Medical Massage Practitioner
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, medical massage
Marisa joined our team in October, 2018.
Aesthetics Education: Chattanooga State Technical College in Chattanooga, TN
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Aesthetician
Specialties: facials, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, waxing, lash & brow tinting, lash lifts, lash extensions
Michelle joined our team in March, 2017.
Acupuncture Education: Seattle Institute of Chinese Medicine
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialties: acupuncture, cosmetic facial acupuncture, cupping for pain relief, injury/surgery recovery, and cosmetic enhancement
Kate joined our team in January, 2017.
Rhonda's background in social work means she cares deeply for people and their well-being. Rhonda managed our front desk for more than four years, then moved on to a social work position. She returns now to fill in for us as needed. Rhonda joined our team in March, 2014.
Ashley learned exceptional customer service skills working at Chick-Fil-A. She attends Ooltewah High School, and covers our front desk Sunday mornings and several weekday evenings. Ashley joined our team in April, 2018.
Kristin's history of medical receptionist work helps her balance the varying needs of our practitioners and guests. Kristin attends nursing school full time and covers our front desk a few evenings a week. Kristin joined our team in May, 2018.
After an accomplished teaching career, Cornelia decided to switch gears. We value her caring spirit and enthusiasm for your best experience at Poplar Creek Spa. She practices interior design on the side, and covers our front desk Monday through Friday. Cornelia joined our team in July, 2018.
Friday evening hours are shortened during the winter.
All of the products used in our spa services are handcrafted in-house, using all-natural and organic ingredients. Most are prepared just for you the day of your appointment, making them easily customized to meet your individual needs and preferences.
Relax with someone you love! Our massage and spa services may be done side by side in one of our couples rooms. Couples massage is popular not just for couples, but also for friends or mothers and daughters.
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