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About Poplar Creek Spa

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.

About Our Team

Education: LifeStream Massage School in Napa, California in 1997; Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN in 2003
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Massage Therapist, BS in Corporate/Community Wellness Management with minors in Psychology and Business - Entrepreneurial Management, Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal massage, applied aromatherapy, and cupping

During her final years of college, Emily became enthralled with the idea of owning her own business and felt especially inspired by the goal of creating a positive, supportive, and fulfilling environment for her employees. Despite all the hard work involved in small business ownership, Emily has always felt most fulfilled herself when self-employed. While she still sees a couple of longterm massage clients (one since 2002!), Emily's focus has shifted over the years from honing her massage skills to honing her business and management skills. She still gives a great relaxation massage with a dash of deep tissue work, though!

Education: Miller-Motte Technical College, Chattanooga, TN in 2005
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and hot stone massage, reflexology,neuromuscular therapy, Raindrop Technique®, reiki I, cupping, doula in training

Cherish joined our team in February, 2006. She especially loves doing relaxation massage, recently completed doula training, and is working to complete the requirements for her doula certification. Cherish also serves as our acupuncture assistant. 

Education: Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN in 2005; Atlanta School of Massage, Atlanta, GA in 2006
Credentials: BS in Music, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal massage, reflexology, cupping, neuromuscular therapy, and neurokinetic therapy

Kirsten joined our team in July, 2011. She loves doing spa services. When it comes to massage, she takes a therapeutic approach and seeks to uncover the root cause. She's likely to give you some assignments to do at home to help correct what's causing your musculoskeletal pain. Kirsten also serves as our sales advisor, following up with new guests to ensure they had a good first experience with us, and occasionally fills in at our front desk.

Education: Weimar College in Weimar, CA in 2012, Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN in 2012 and 2014
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Massage Therapist, AA in Liberal Arts, AA in Education
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and prenatal massage, Raindrop Technique®, cupping

Lauren joined our team in November, 2013. Lauren is especially passionate about Raindrop Technique® and using essential oils. She's driven by a desire to help her clients improve their health. Besides doing massage, Lauren arranges our fresh flower bouquets and cares for our live indoor and outdoor plants. 

Education: Miller-Motte Technical College in Chattanooga, TN in 2017
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Massage Therapist
Specialties: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and prenatal massage

Jillian joined our team in February, 2019. She does an excellent deep tissue massage. 

Education: Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage, Knoxville, TN in 2019
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Massage Therapist
Specialties: Swedish and deep tissue massage

Emily joined our team in January, 2020. She does an excellent relaxation massage with either a light or deep touch, as needed. Emily's background includes horse training, barn management, and volunteering with equine therapy programs. She has a side hustle training horses.

Education: Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN in 2019
Credentials: Tennessee Licensed Aesthetician
Specialties: Advanced skin analysis, customizable facials, LED photo facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, facial massage techniques, lymphatic massage techniques, makeup application (bridal, daytime, evening, fantasy, special effects), airbrushing, waxing, lash & brow tinting, brow lamination, spray tanning, back facials

Allison joined our team in February, 2020. She creates a very relaxing facial experience, and her extensive product ingredient knowledge means she can educate you on product use specific to your skin's needs and your goals for your skin. Allison continues to add to her long list of aesthetics skills through advanced training classes. 

Ashley joined our team in April, 2018. She developed exceptional customer service skills working at Chick-Fil-A. She recently graduated from East Hamilton High School, and attends Cleveland State Community College. Ashley covers our front desk Sunday mornings and several weekday evenings. 

Education: Grand Canyon University in 2007, University of Phoenix in 2018
Credentials: BS in Psychology, Masters in Business Education, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Life Coach 
Specialties: life coaching, career coaching, resume building, private yoga instruction

Cyndi joined our team in December, 2018. With a full-time "day job" and a side hustle teaching yoga, as well as developing a life coaching practice here at the spa, Cyndi wears many hats--and she does it with grace and ease. Her 25 years of business experience have been focused in management, training, and recruitment. Cyndi believes that you hold the keys to unlocking your potential, and will coach you on your journey to reach it.

Roxi joined our front desk team in May, 2020. She recently graduated from Union College in Nebraska with a degree in Communications. 


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10am - 8pm

Friday evening hours are shortened during the winter.

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