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
Institute for Massage Education
For more than 28 years, students at the Institute for Massage Education have been gaining hands-on massage experience by working with real clients. Here, clients undress to their comfort level in a private changing area, then massages take place in a group setting, though they're no less relaxing than your typical spa treatment. Bring a set of sheets and a pillow and relax as a massage therapy student relieves your aches and pains. Sessions might include a range of massage techniques, from flowing Swedish strokes to firmer, deep-tissue kneads.
“Had a great massage two different occasions from three different students. I would highly recommend their services.”
“It was awesome!”
“The student was very knowledgeable and I left feeling great. It is a teaching institute so we were all in a room both men and women. If one needs a room to...”
“The student was very knowledgeable and I left feeling great. It is a teaching institute so we were all in a room both men and women. If one needs a room to themself, the teaching institute may not be for you.”
5360 Holiday Terrace, Suite 22
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009