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. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
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
Healing Hands Massage Therapy
Healing Hands Massage Therapy was once a mobile massage service, but nowadays it's settled down in a chic studio, where owner Alana C. Franca massages physiques in a variety of styles. Her handiwork ranges from Swedish and deep-tissue kneads to sports massages, designed to enhance athletes' performance and ease pain. Alana also makes a commitment to the community by offering discounts to those making a difference, such as pastors, teachers, military professionals, and firefighters and their spouses. She also provides massage packages that are perfect for business owners who want to show their staff some well-earned appreciation or who just want to show off how many massages they can get in a day.