Poplar Creek Spa Celebrates Grand Opening Nov. 27

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Poplar Creek Spa will celebrate its grand opening with an open house on Nov. 27 from 3-7 p.m. The business is at 5906 Main St, Suite 140 in Ooltewah. The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the event. A ribbon-cutting for the Ooltewah/Collegedale area’s only day spa will take place at 4:30 p.m. 

Those who attend will be able to tour the spa, enjoy a free chair massage and Thai massage, sample all-natural spa products, enter to win prizes from other local businesses, and purchase gift certificates for 15% off. Light refreshments will be served

Poplar Creek Spa specializes in customizing each guest’s spa experience. All of the products used for spa services are handcrafted in-house, using all-natural and organic ingredients. Most are prepared for guests the day of their appointment, making them easily customized to fit individual needs and preferences.

Poplar Creek Spa’s team of licensed massage therapists has a combined 50+ years of experience in a variety of settings in the U.S. and Europe.  

Hours of operation are from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday through Friday. (Friday afternoon hours are shortened during the winter.)

For more information about Poplar Creek Spa, call 423 238-5775.

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