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
Balanced Bodyworks Massage Therapy
Balanced Bodyworks Massage Therapy makes its home inside a stately red-brick, Federal-style building, but inside, the atmosphere is nothing but laid back. Natural light streams into treatment rooms accented by soft pastel hues and live plants. It's the idyllic setting for the center's team of licensed massage therapists to perform Swedish and deep tissue massage, which helps ease chronic pain and alleviate stress about when you're going get your next deep tissue massage.