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
Callisto Therapeutic Spa
Before any treatments even begin at the eco-friendly, organic Callisto Therapeutic Spa, guests sip herbal tea and sample soothing thermal pillows filled with flax seeds. They then head into the warm, dimly lit treatment rooms for a tension-busting massage or rejuvenating facial.
Callisto's therapists specialize in therapeutic massages which combine customized pressure, essential oils, and hot and cold therapy—but they perform other massages, too. One is the thermal palms massage, which uses soft, heated hand-held pods filled with such natural ingredients as oatmeal to treat chronic tension, especially around the neck. The therapists also home in on specific parts of the body with reflexology and scalp massages.
During skincare treatments, aestheticians slough off dead skin cells and lipstick prints from overeager aunts with microdermabrasion and deeply exfoliate backs with back facials. Their customized Callisto Classic facial treats a variety of skin woes, including acne and fine lines with such ingredients as salicylic acid, witch hazel, vitamin E, and willow bark.