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
Holistic Health Solutions
Through 20 years of personal and client experience, certified massage therapist James Vaughn believes that a holistic approach is key to creating optimal health and happiness. His experience with hundreds of cases helps him quickly determine the best practices for each individual client's treatment, saving them time and money along the way.
A Chat with James Vaughn, CMT, ATC
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
In addition to offering Prenatal, Swedish, Deep Tissue, & Sports massage, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Aromatherapy, I am the only practitioner of Jin Shin Acupressure Therapy, and the only health practitioner applying Chinese Medical Theory to therapeutic bodywork and personal development. I also provide Nutritional services and Personalized Holistic Health Plans that include a comprehensive network of specialists when necessary to help solve complex health issues, prevent disease, slow or even reverse the symptoms of aging, restore functionality, and help people realize the highest quality of life possible. 20 years full of passion for learning, health, well being, and life makes me a uniquely knowledgeable and skilled holistic health resource.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I was trained in Shiatsu since age 10, & greatly enjoyed doing it for friends & family, but I didn't know it was a profession until I was 21. My first professional massage was transcendent! It was a thunderbolt of clarity illuminating my path to help people feel amazing -which I love doing!
What do you love most about your job?
I love the smiles & glow of profound relaxation & well being people have after I work on them. At my job, everyone is always happy to see me! Giving massage is incredibly therapeutic. Nearly everyone says I look much younger than I am. I credit this to a life of giving & receiving massage!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Actually, it was another massage therapist who said I inspired her to get back to the profession after I worked on her. The best feedback I've had from clients is how much relief they had -from pain, tension, and/or stress. Coming out of a massage completely restored and renewed is the best!