New spa bound for downtown Beaufort

A new day spa is set to open April 2 in downtown Beaufort.

The Beaufort Day Spa is located at 304 Scott (or Scott depending whom you ask) Street. 

We've got the full press release pasted below along with a photo of the proprietors:

A New No-tipping Spa to Open in Historic Downtown Beaufort

The Beaufort Day Spa, located at 304 Scotts St. in historic downtown Beaufort, will celebrate its grand opening from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.  Southern Graces Catering will provide hors d' oeuvres.With their new spa, co-owners Jennifer Poole and Christina Byrne have created an environment completely conducive for relaxation in Beaufort's downtown area.The Beaufort Day Spa will offer rejuvenating facials, pedicures, manicures and massages. They use top-of-the-line products, including Pure Fiji hydrating body oils, creamy coconut lotions and fresh sugar scrubs for that natural glow, as well as Naked Cosmetics beauty products.Spa clients will be pampered mind, body and soul in a beautiful setting. They can relax and de-stress in a relaxation room, porch or in the gardens surrounding the outdoor fireplace. The best part? The Beaufort Day Spa has a no-tipping policy. Poole said they are promising a level of excellence from their professional staff that does not necessitate gratuity."We are planning a place of complete relaxation and decided to remove any added stress associated with price," said Poole. "So, for the convenience of our customers, we do not require tips."Poole and Byrne are excited about the spa's location in the heart of historic Beaufort, next to The Beaufort Inn, across from the library on Scotts Street and a short walk to Bay Street's many shops and restaurants. "People can go shopping, catch a bite to eat and end their day with us for a time of pampering," Poole said.Poole and Byrne bring their unique experiences to the spa. Poole, a national licensed massage therapist, has a bachelor’s degree in counseling and human services. In 2004, she decided to expand her knowledge of psychology to hands-on body therapy/treatment. Poole specializes in Upledger's Craniosacral Therapy, a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.Additionally, Poole has been a licensed massage therapist for seven years, and has taught massage/human anatomy for the past four years at TCL, Southeastern Massage Therapy School in Charleston and International Spa Institute (formerly South Carolina Massage and Esthetics Institute). Byrne, also a licensed massage therapist and owner of Inner Peace Massage, has more than 15 years of experience in advertising and marketing. While very successful in the marketing field, she felt drawn to the health care industry, and more specifically, massage therapy. A graduate of the South Carolina Massage and Esthetics Institute, Byrne will manage the spa’s marketing campaigns as well as being a massage therapist. In less than a year since Inner Peace opened, Byrne's client base has increased by 75 percent in the last six months. Byrne feels that clients are looking for therapeutic treatments and alternative ways of healing."We believe that every person in Beaufort will benefit from coming to The Beaufort Day Spa," Byrne said. "Not only to get away from it all but to also leave with the feeling like they have taken a step toward maintaining an optimal sense of health and well-being."  The spa will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. For an appointment or more information, call 843-470-1777 or e-mail Co-owners Jennifer Poole, left, and Christina Byrne, right