Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Most people love having their feet massaged. In fact, for most of my clients it is their favorite area. Time and time again, I hear people comment that the most relaxing part of the massage is the feet. While it feels good, massaging the feet also promotes overall health to the muscles and body systems. This type of massage is called reflexology, which utilizes specific techniques on the feet.

What makes reflexology different than your average massage? In typical body work, the…

Research continues to demonstrate that pleasurable pursuits lead to numerous benefits including improved mood, increased productivity and longevity. With that in mind and many days of summer still ahead, take advantage of the perfect season to have some fun while recharging your spirit and enhancing your health.

One of the easiest ways to freshen your perspective is to "discover" your own town. 

Consider the following options:

Pretend your best friend from another state is coming to…

Compost Tea

17th July 2012

Our resort gardens are growing very lush and the plants are quite productive. I like to make sure that my plants have the nutrients they need to keep providing the chefs with all the herbs and vegetables they can use. We brew a quick compost tea with ordinary products that everyone can find and use recycled plant containers to put nutrients right at the root zone of plants without disturbing delicate roots.

Here is an installment of The Central Texas Gardener filmed in our gardens at…