Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
First Relax Express
The therapists at First Relax Express utilize both Eastern and Western styles of hands-on bodywork to help clients find relief from aches, pain, and stress. Classic Swedish and deep-tissue massages work to release muscle tension, whereas sports massages help athletes and contortionists improve their flexibility. During foot reflexology treatments, therapists apply pressure to specific reflex points that stimulate different parts of the body; these treatments help in alleviating anything from digestive issues to pounding headaches. The therapists widen their focus and apply pressure with fingers, palms, fists, and elbows to the entire body during acupressure treatments, which are the needle-less cousins of acupuncture treatments.
70% of 33 customers recommend
“the massage is ok but not great..”
“Coco was great.”
253 Market Street West suite 100
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878