Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Forgetting Can Be a Good Thing

11th September 2012

Last week, I was talking to my sister by phone when she relayed a very cute story to me. She told me that her neighbor's four year old, Sam, had sprained his ankle and was hobbling around. My sister, Terri, and her neighbor were visiting when Sam limped into the room to tell his mother something very important. As he stood there excited to tell them this very important piece of news, a perplexed look crossed his face when he whined, "it took me so long to walk in here, I forgot what I…

The Power of Music: Part 1

7th September 2012

"Music is like a legal drug for athletes."
-Costas Karageorghis, PhD one of the world's leading authorities on music and exercise.

"Music provides the motivation to power the movement."
-Sharon Rekieta, PhD an instructor who has let "the beat" move her feet for decades.

After teaching thousands of classes set to songs specifically selected for the format and running thousands of miles while listening to a carefully chosen playlist, I am a true believer in the power of music and its…

The Adventurous Spa Guest

6th September 2012

Spa guests are usually willing to branch out and try different types of massage beyond just Swedish or Deep Tissue. With so many different types of massage available, it can be overwhelming and hard to choose the best therapy for you. More "adventurous" modalities that can be seen on the LakeHouse Spa menu of services include Thai massage, Shiatsu and Ayruvedic treatments.

Thai Massage is known as the "lazy man's yoga". There are two components of Thai massage: a stretching component…