Featured On American Express As A Sustainable Small Business

Today, AMERICAN EXPRESS featured several inspiring small businesses who use reclaimed material (particularly salvaged wood) to design their unique space. We are elated to share that Massage Greenpoint was featured amongst others. 


Check out this excerpt: 


Resourceful and Sustainable Solutions

Nine years ago, Rachel Beider opened Massage Williamsburg in Brooklyn, followed by Massage Greenpoint, also in Brooklyn, in 2016. For the Greenpoint location, she had her heart set on a certain type of reception desk in the $4,000 to $5,000 range, outside of her budget. So for about $600 total, she had her contractor source a live-edge black walnut slab from Big Reuse (formerly Build it Green), a nonprofit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Together, they constructed the desk of her dreams.

"It's really important to me to use as many recycled and repurposed materials as possible when building and decorating," says Beider, who will open a third location next year and also provides consulting services to businesses in the wellness industry. "Building something sustainable is in line with my values as a small business owner."


She communicates those values directly on her company blog and through social media. "Clients also notice touches like wooden reusable cups for water rather than disposable cups, our cool vintage furnishings, and that we are a paperless, green practice," she says.