Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"What Do You Have For Music?"

If bird songs don't leave you twitterpated or ocean waves don't float your boat, there are many, many more music options available through the Pandora Radio app. I use it to stream music from my phone or iPad.

If you've never used it before, you can create a free account and then start searching for whatever music you love: polyphonic chant, hang drums, Hawaiian Reggae, Christmas classics, basement jazz, Ed Sheeran, Annie Lennox -- the choices are nearly endless!

Pandora takes your music du jour and searches for artists and styles similar to it. Sometimes it'll find something absolutely wonderful -- and other times it misses the mark. You can "Thumbs Up" or "Thumbs Down" each individual track and Pandora will adjust your preferences on that station accordingly.

If you have your own music you'd like to listen to, I have a cord that plugs into my speaker and connects to the audio jack of your device. I can work to just about anything, and I tend to tune out the music after a while. Please speak up if you ever need me to change the station during your massage!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

"How do I contact you? When is a good time to call?"

I need to be honest -- I'm not a fan of phone calls. I have a difficult time both hearing and being heard, and sometimes I get tongue-tied when I'm put on the spot.

That's not to say that you can't call me at all, ever -- if something comes up and it's the quickest way for you to reach me, give me a call at (207) 370-4222. If I don't answer, I may be chasing small children or with a client, or I just plain missed it. You can also text me at that number!

As a general rule, I don't answer phone calls before 9:00am unless I know I have a client that morning, and I don't usually make or answer calls after 7:00pm. Like I said, I'm usually child-sitting throughout the day, so sometimes it takes me a while to respond.

I try to answer e-mails throughout the day, and it's the best way to get a long, thought-out answer if you have any specific questions. My e-mail address is located on my contact page. My Facebook page is listed there and throughout the site, but the Messaging feature should only be used as a last resort.

(I don't usually respond to smoke-signals or missives carried by swallows, regardless of regional preference.)

I look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

"Where Should I Park?"

Oftentimes, when I arrive at the office, there are trucks parked out front by my door (the blue one facing 4A), so I will sometimes park out back. A few clients have been concerned about where they should park, so here are some handy-dandy photos to serve as your guide:

Between 6:00pm and 7:00pm, you may hear the rumble of a truck that pulls in next door to pick up the day's mail. Nobody wants to interrupt their massage to get up and move their car! So long as you keep the garage door clear, you should be fine.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bar Mills Bridge Closing 7/11/2016

In case you haven't seen it -- the Maine DOT now has a sign on Route 4A to warn drivers that the Bar Mills bridge will be closed for construction as of July 11. I haven't heard when it will be open again, but the whole project is due to be completed by summer of next year. (Bleh!)

Speaking of renovations, the exterior of my office space got a fresh coat of paint this week! The common areas inside the building have also been painted and given new carpet. (I actually had clients the day they were laying the carpet down -- whoops.)

After being in the space for three weeks, I have yet to find anything I can't live with. Some of the doors tend to slam and trucks pull up to pick-up mail from the post office, but I'd say it's still a good 80% quieter than the hair salon was. Everyone who has been in to see the space loves it!

Summer can be a crazy season for scheduling sessions, but I do have flexibility in the hours I can offer for massages. If you can't find a slot that works for you, give me a call and I'll look for some other options on my end!

Hope to see you soon!

-- Bethany