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
Mind and Body Massage and Day Spa
"I love the fact that I am helping people and educating someone at the same time," says Chelle, a massage therapist and the founder of Mind and Body Massage/Day Spa. "When a client comes into my office in pain and leaves feeling like a million bucks, that is my greatest reward." While some of Chelle's treatments aim simply to relax the mind and body, her specialties lie in treating pain and immobility caused by specific conditions such as sciatica, frozen shoulder, TMJ, and other chronic pains or chronic conditions. Her most popular treatment is her traditional deep-tissue massage, which penetrates muscles to release tension and relieve chronic pain.