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
Anature Massage & Wellness
Heather Hasty defines the word anature as meaning from the earth, a concept she tries to uphold in each of her massage and bodywork services. The owner and head therapist at Anature Massage & Wellness, which is located inside Fisher Office Suites, incorporates organic creams and lotions into each of her treatments, which focus on natural and alternative methods of pain relief such as stretching, reflexology, and distracting the pained muscles with a muscle-size Rubik's cube.
After more than 700 credit hours, Heather earned her massage-therapy certification in 1995, but she didn’t stop there. Instead, she continues to upgrade her repertoire with new massage techniques including trigger point, Asian reflexology, and Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy, which concentrates on restoring circulation to deep muscles with blocked blood or lymphatic flow.