Signature Service: Massage
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
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
Whenever friends or family members had a sore neck or achy back, Mary Elizabeth Parkhill’s healing hands took action. She administered whatever was needed, whether that entailed gentle, flowing strokes across the shoulders or deep pressure on the back. Eventually, she followed the advice of loved ones and turned her passion into a career. Now a licensed massage therapist, she calms hordes of muscles during Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages. She can add aromatherapy and reflexology to any massage for a small charge.