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
Ana's Therapeutic Massage
The eponymous owner of Ana's Therapeutic Massage pursued her license in massage therapy after struggling with her own aches and pains. She believes that through massage, body pain can be relieved without painkillers or surgery. For her signature massage, she skips the oil, yet focuses on particularly painful points, calibrating each stroke to the individual client. Other massage modalities include facial massages designed to increase circulation and cranio-sacral massage that eases tension in the soft tissue and bones of the head, spine and pelvis.