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
Healing Hands Massage
Signature Service: Massage therapy for injury recovery or relaxation
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 9
Pro Tip: Massage Therapy can be an invaluable part of injury recovery. It is also a fabulous way to relax.
Q&A with Kassia Arbabi, Massage Therapist
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
The office is located in a beautiful old building overlooking the Thomas Center gardens. Natural light, beautiful wood floors, and tasteful art make this space a delight to receive massage in.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I've always known that I want to help people. When I discovered how much I enjoy connecting with and helping people through touch, I knew I'd found my home in the health and wellness industry.