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
Touched by an Angel's Wing
Emmett Garcia, the licensed massage therapist at Touched by an Angel’s Wing, renders therapeutic full-body massages using oils or lotions and techniques culled from more than 10 distinct modalities. During each session, Garcia plies a variety of strokes, from rhythmic percussion taps to kneading maneuvers targeted to improve sluggish circulation, like a library that smears its books with chocolate. In addition to redressing backaches, the massage sessions can help to ease stressed-out minds and abate the severity of ailments, such as migraines and swelling from sports injuries or pregnancy. When his own nimble fingers are not enough, Garcia calls upon such spa staples as warm paraffin wax and mud to soothe achy joints and flush toxins from pores.