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. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
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
Elemental Transformation Acupuncture
At Elemental Transformation Acupuncture, healer Becky La Plante relies on the classical five-element approach to acupuncture. She homes in on a causative factor, that is, the issue at the core of a patient’s internal imbalance. La Plante also specializes in reiki treatments, which rely on an invisible energy field. Patients recline on a couch or table as she hones in on 12–15 energy pathways across the body. Her hands then act as conduits of positive energy, hovering above each pathway for minutes at a time. Advocates of reiki report a profound feeling of relaxation that washes over the body during these sessions—some drift off to sleep, and others claim to experience out-of-body visions. Elemental Transformation's customers who choose to purchase a two- or three-pack can mix and match services, such as one reiki session, one acupressure session, and one energy healing session to help our bodies to heal disease.