Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Deep Tissue Massage & Reiki Energy Work
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
Laurie Simpkins has been a licensed massage therapist for more than a decade. In addition, she's also a reiki master and a doula who has assisted in more than 30 home and hospital births. Holistic Choices is the culmination of her expertise. Her massages, which include Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, foster physical and mental relaxation, much like practicing yoga with a hypnotherapist. As a doula, Laurie works with women throughout their pregnancies, administering massages and reiki on her specialty prenatal massage table and providing support during labors and deliveries.