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
Yamato is mainly a foot massage studio, but that's far from the only thing that makes it unique. The space itself looks and feels like a home, with plush seating, sunlight filtering in through windows, and and green plants tastefully adding fresh touches throughout. Treatments here include everything from massages to foot soaks and foot reflexology, which promotes health throughout the body. Should you choose a massage, Swedish or deep-tissue treatments help soothe and can include with add-ons like fresh ginger leaf or body-warming hot stones. Even better, while your therapist works, you can work on one of the house drinks, like wine, sake, or an Asian-inspired champagne cocktail.