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Where to Buy Local for Self-Care Items in DSM

2021 Self Care Guide

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for self-care items and where to find options that promote physical and mental health in the region, so check out the featured items below for where to shop in DSM.


4Fifty7 Nails & Spa

Featured Item: Acrylic Nails
Description: Pick out colors and designs that showcase your nails this summer.

Fantasy Nails

Featured Item: Summer Pedicure + Manicure
Description: Take care of your fingers and toes with a mani/pedi from Fantasy Nails.

Lucky Nails

Featured Item: Ombre Nails
Description: Get a manicure featuring ombre nails, the blending of different color tones, this summer.

Urban Nails & Spa

Featured Item: French Dip
Description: A French dip manicure is both a trendy and classic way to show off your nails.

Find more nail services in DSM here.

Relaxation Products + Services

Buff City Soap

Featured Item: Handmade Soaps
Description: Buff City Soaps are handmade daily right in front of you. You can even create your own custom scents!

Des Moines New Age Shop

Featured Item: Community Center Classes
Description: Attend a class at Des Moines New Age Community Center, such as Gemstone Therapy Basics, Meditative Rock Painting or Intuitive Art Healing Group.


Featured Item: Buddha Teas
Description: Find the perfect brew made with fresh, high quality ingredients.


Featured Item: Free Session
Description: Receive a free session at OsteoStrong where you can experience less join and back pain, along with improved posture and balance.

Your CBD Store

Featured Item: Bath Bombs
Description: Find bath bombs in scents like Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Orange and Peppermint. Bath soaks, lotions and more are also available.

Spa Services

Body in Motion Therapeutic Massage

Featured Item: Swedish Massage
Description: The Swedish Massage uses firm but gentle pressure to help relax the entire body targeting superficial muscles to increase blood circulation.

dsm Salon & Spa

Featured Item: Hot Stone Massage
Description: The Hot Stone Massage at dsm Salon & Spa uses hot, smooth stones for muscle tension relief and relaxation.

Healing Path Massage & Reiki

Featured Item: Reiki
Description: Cleanse and balance the energy system in your body with a Reiki session at Healing Path Massage and Reiki.

Koch & Carlisle Plastic Surgery & Spa

Featured Item: Cosmetic + Reconstructive Surgery
Description: At Koch & Carlisle Plastic Surgery & Spa, Dr. Brenton B. Koch, Dr. Cody Koch and Dr. Michael Carlisle specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the face and body. The spa also offers non-surgical procedures such as CoolSculpting®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, facials and more!

Massage Heights (Ankeny, Ingersoll + Merle Hay)

Featured Item: Couples Massage
Description: Support your partner with self-care for both of you in a peaceful and revitalizing atmosphere at Massage Heights.

Revive Dermatology Clinic and Spa (Ankeny)

Featured Item: Medical-Grade Skincare Products
Description: Revive Dermatology Clinic and Spa offers advanced, minimally invasive aesthetic and dermatology treatments. Popular treatments include BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Resurfacing, and CoolSculpting®. For customized treatments designed to ensure natural and effective results, consider Revive.

Tranquil Touch

Featured Item: Deep Tissue Massage
Description: Try a deep tissue massage to revitalize your mind, body and spirit at Tranquil Touch.

Urban Effects

Featured Item: HydraFacial
Description: The HydraFacial leaves your skin glowing by cleansing, exfoliating, extracting and hydrating with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.

Find more spa services in DSM here.

Wellness Options

Expedition Wellness

Featured Item: Beginner Membership
Description: Get started on your weight loss and wellness journey with lifestyle coaching, recipe and meal planning assistance and goal setting.

Optimal Health & Wellbeing

Featured Item: 1-to-1 Coaching
Description: Get support and guidance for a sustainable healthy lifestyle, one healthy habit at a time.

Find more wellness services in DSM here.

The original #DSMlocal Buying Guide offers gift ideas for a variety of recipients from bookworms to pet lovers and more. Throughout the year, The Partnership will continue to add even more buying guides to encourage buying local, curated with DSM shops, restaurants and service providers in mind for shoppers like you! The Partnership’s most recent guides are listed below:

If you’re a business owner and Member of The Partnership interested in being featured in one of the buying guides, sign up here.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.