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
Comfrey Massage And Bodywork
Some folks decorate their workplaces with landscape paintings or little Zen gardens in the hopes that these trinkets will help them relax. But Magi Pionk's office boasts some truly relaxing touches: think a heated massage table and aromatherapy oils, plus hot stones that exist solely to dissolve tension like a vat of hot coffee dissolves a tense sugar cube. Magi is the licensed massage therapist at Comfrey Massage And Bodywork, and her soothing studio may as well be an outward manifestation of her clients' mindset after spending an hour on her table. The space is decorated with candles and warm colors, making it conducive to relaxation and the surrendering of pain and stress. Magi specializes in Ashiatsu massage, a type of treatment where the therapist uses their feet in combination with their hands to provide a slow and deep relaxing yet effective massage. She also offers theraputic deep tissue and relaxation massages in order to treat a wide number of concerns ranging from emotional stress to physical pain.