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
Songbird Therapeutic Massage
Massage therapist Sarah started Songbird Therapeutic Massage after gaining experience at both resort spas and clinics. Working in these different atmospheres helped her gain a versatile massage style, meaning she offers therapeutic services alongside day-spa-style treatments. The result: customers suffering from chronic pain or dealing with injuries can find relief with a sports massage or deep-tissue treatment, whereas somebody looking for stress relief or simply a soothing escape can unwind with the help of a Swedish massage. Sarah's specialties include bamboo massage, which harnesses the firmness of heated bamboo rods to iron out knots and tension, and the lunch-break massage, a quick back, shoulder, and neck massage that can be squeezed into your workday.