Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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…

We all have regrets. Those things said or unsaid, done or not done that we wish we had done differently. Gardeners may experience gardener's remorse about purchases - I sometimes buy too many plants at one time and let them die before they get in the ground. Or we might be fooled by a lovely picture and glowing accolades on a plant label for a plant that is not going to be happy in our garden. Perhaps worse though, are those plants that we put in that take over the entire garden without…