How many Indians are suffering from pain?

Pain can affect you in many ways.  An aching back can limit you from driving long distances, knee pain does not let you run for long, neck pain cannot let you carry heavy bags and so on. Be it mild or chronic, feeling of pain is extremely unpleasant. But did you know apart from your regular activities pain can also affect your efficiency at work?

In India Nearly 77 percent computer professionals report eye pain, headache,   pain/stiffness in shoulder, lower back, hand/wrist or fingers

Find some shocking pain statistics from Indian working Professional

Pain problems

Mental Stress Can Increase Your Physical Pain

Physical Pain

Office work, illnesses, finance management and some routine issues such as traffic, bad roads, crowded trains, etc. 

 We face stressful situation each day and unfortunately cannot avoid most of it from our life. We get disturbed mentally during stressful situation, but may not be really aware of what happens inside the body.

Recently a team of researchers from University in Israel reported that psychological stress can actually reduce our ability to cope with pain. For their study, the scientists selected a group of 29 men who were tested for their pain threshold. The participants were actually exposed to a gradually increasing heat stimulus and were asked to indicate at what point they felt pain. Now, to induce psychological stress the scientists made them answer some tricky questions which they could not answer. The efforts to think and answer made most of the participants get stressed out. The pain threshold was again tested after inducing psychological stress among the participants. 

On analysing the results, the researchers found that men who experienced higher levels of psychological stress had a much lower ability to withstand pain, compared with men who had lower stress levels.

Our brain is actually capable of eliminating our pain perception. But when we are mentally stressed, the brain loses its ability to filter the pain signals and conversely the pain can be increased.

Points to be noted

People who are stressed out mentally cannot cope up very well with pain
You need to manage your stress to reduce suffering due to pain

Ayurvedic Massage in Hyderabad – Improve your Immune System

Ayurvedic Massage in Hyderabad

Working professionals often complain about stress affecting their health. But, it will unfair to assume that only working people suffer from stress related health problems. Women who spend their entire day in managing the household chores also tend to get stressed mentally and physically. Daily household tasks, taking care of children, cooking, shopping and endless things to do often results in tiredness and stress that is often ignored or left unmanaged.

Stress is actually the body’s way to react to danger or threat.  But when it exceeds its norms, it creates a cascade of events that ultimately harms the body. One of the observed adverse effect of stress, is weakening of immune system. It has been noted that stress increases the susceptibility to infections as high level of stress hormones suppress the immune system. If you have been falling sick often and wondering how to improve immune system, we have an effective therapeutic option for you.

Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, a scientific and professional spa, offers Ayurvedic  Massage in Hyderabad that helps to strengthen the immune system. Ayurvedic Massage stimulates the production of white blood cells that actively participate in improving immunity. The massage technique also activates the lymphatic system thereby removing the unwanted toxins from the body.

If you are stressed out with all the daily chores or even your work life and looking for a rejuvenating therapy to boost your immunity, the Ayurvedic Massage at Hyderabad is your solution.

To book appointment and for other details please click on the spa location in Hyderabad!

Banjara Hills 

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7 Workplace Stressors That Are Secretly Impairing Your Health

Workplace Stress

A 2015 research paper released by experts from Harvard and Stanford Business Schools reveals that work-related stress can be fatal to health. Work-related stress is highlighted as a serious issue because the experts have found it is more dangerous than diabetes, or Alzheimer’s disease. The experts have drawn this conclusion as their research showed that job stress is associated with some health issues such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and decreased mental health.

Finding the stressor is the first step towards stress management. However, many times we fail to identify the real cause that leads to work-related stress. Through their study the researchers have exposed 7 work place stressors that could be secretly impairing your mental and physical health.

1. Work Demands

Numerous studies have reported that people who have a stressful job tend to suffer from several health issues such as pain, tiredness and sleep problems. Work-related stress and poor mental health together can also contribute to a range of physical illnesses including hypertension, diabetes and other cardiovascular conditions.

2. Job Insecurity

Due to fluctuating economic conditions many employees remain under constant pressure of losing jobs. Studies report that people who work with downsizing firms show more than two-fold increase in sickness leaves.

3. Lack of Health Insurance

Lack of health insurance increases financial burden on the employees. Many employees even report delaying their health screening due to lack of insurance. This increases number of cases that get diagnosed with chronic illnesses at an advanced stage.

4. Lay Offs

Loss of job can directly affect mental and physical health of employees. Many people suffer from excessive stress due to sudden financial burden. In addition, loss of social respect or identity that is associated with productive employment may also increase mental stress. One study found that people who lost their job were at double risk of experiencing depression. Furthermore, nearly 80 percent people who were laid off from their job reported to have poor health.

5. Long Working Hours and Shifts

 Although the job offers describe work time of 8 to 9 hours, most of the employees end up working extra hours each day. Research suggests that too much work pressure can be hazardous to health. Studies suggest that long work hours are associated with self-reported hypertension among professionals who have a high demanding job.

 6. Inability to Balance Personal and Professional Life

This is one issue that most working professionals can relate to. With long working hours and increasing demands at work, many people spend very less time with their family.  Lack of social interaction, family time or even hobbies cause many people to have poor mental health. Scientists have found that work-family conflicts can lead to poorer mental health and increase risk of alcohol consumption among working professionals.


Recent research suggests that unfair treatment from the higher authorities is an important job stressor. Injustice at work can affect psychological health, and ultimately, even the physical health of employees.  

 The study sends an alarming signal to all those working professionals who are under constant work pressure and yet fail to take some productive measure for stress management. With the increasing demands and equal achievements at work, don’t let your health take a back seat.

Help yourself to de-stress through a massage therapy 

6 Top Questions You May Have About Four Fountains De-Stress Spa

Why Four Fountains Spa is Best

Many people have a misconception that spa is all about luxury and pampering. But, at Four Fountains De-Stress Spa we offer therapies that have therapeutic as well as scientific touch.

  1. Who Are We?
  2. Four Fountains De-Stress Spa is India’s largest chain of scientific health spas. Our aim is to bring scientifically proven health benefits of spa therapies within reach of more and more Indians. The prices for therapies at our spa have been kept as moderate as possible so that more people can afford to make therapies a regular habit in their schedules to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  3. What Do We Offer?
  4. Our spas provide scientific, holistic and personalized programmes for pain-relief, anxiety- relief, better sleep, fatigue reduction, de-toxification, immunity, skin whitening and age-reversal. Each programme is a 12 week combination of therapeutic massages, diet recommendations, exercise recommendations and health healthy lifestyle change recommendations. We believe in providing measureable benefits and so our spa doctor keeps a health record and also follows up with every guest.

    Have a query related to spa therapy? Ask our spa doctor

  5. Where Are We Located?
  6. Our spas are located in 6 cities across the country. Each spa is located at a convenient place. To date we have 30 operational spas and we are expanding successfully.

    Find out a spa location closest to you

  7. When Did We Begin?
  8. The first spa was launched in 2007. We have progressed since then to open 30 spas all over India. Why did 3 IIT-IIM and S.P. Jain graduates give up their corporate careers to start Four Fountains De-Stress Spa? Click here to knowWhy Are We Doing This?

    The main objective of Four Fountains De-Stress Spa is to offer a healthy and stress free life through affordable therapies to as many people as possible.

  9. How Do We Get It Done?
  10. We offer a wide range of therapies that aim at relieving most of the problems related to stress. Various programmes offered at the spa include Pain-Relief, Anxiety-Relief, Anti-Fatigue, Immunity Booster, A.O. De-Toxification, Age Reversal and Skin Whitening. Each programme offers an appropriate spa therapy to manage a specific problem, diet recommendations, exercise regimens and other lifestyle changes. Each spa also has a spa doctor who can provide valuable tips for healthy lifestyle and fitness.

Overcome Fatigue and Get Re-Energised With a Massage in Delhi

Re-Energised With a Massage in Delhi

Delhi is one of the busiest cities in India. It hosts a large number of corporate offices as well as call centres. Many young people or even college students prefer working in a call centre as it gives them an opportunity to work part-time. People working in call centres have to work in shifts and are under constant pressure to meet their deadlines. Although it may seem easy to answer a call or provide technical support over phone, call centre workers need to work with a lot of concentration. Sitting at one place and listening to the customers patiently as they talk their anger and frustration out, makes many call centre workers suffer from mental stress. Mental stress along with sleep disturbances that occur due to change in shift, together can lead to extreme exhaustion and fatigue.  

Recently a study revealed that people who indulge in mental and physical activity at the same time are at risk of developing fatigue and tiredness. Fatigue is a serious symptom, which if ignored can progress into a health condition called chronic fatigue syndrome. People who suffer from fatigue report constant low energy and stamina, and also tend to be irritated. Since only rest or sleep cannot help, what should you do to overcome fatigue? According to some experts natural therapies such as Thai Massage or Foot Reflexology Massage helps to restore the lost energy balance and reduce the level of stress hormone cortisol. This helps to boost the energy level and get rid of extreme tiredness.

If you have a very stressful job or lifestyle and feel tired all the time, you need to take some action before the symptoms worsen. If you are wondering if professional Thai Massage or Foot Reflexology Massage is available in Delhi? We are here to help you. Four Fountains De-Stress Spa is a professional spa which provides scientifically proven therapies through integrated programmes. The Anti-Fatigue Programme offered at the spa includes therapies such as Energising Aromatherapy Massage, Thai Massage and Foot Reflexology. This is a 12-week programme that also includes lifestyle changes, exercise and diet changes that can help you to live a stress free and healthier life.

For further details and booking appointment for massage in Delhi, click on the spa location closest to you.

1. South Extension (Closest to South Extension – I Market, Lajpat Nagar, Defense Colony, Ansal Plaza, Siri Fort Road, GK, AIIMS, Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar and KhelGaon)

2. Shivalik (Closest to Malviya Nagar, Saket, Hauz Khas, Begumpur)

Why Do You Get Physically Tired When in Mental Stress?

Mental Stress

A new study performed by researchers of Indian-origin is all set to answer your questions. You might have experienced this often. When we do some mental activity such as studying or working on a report that needs a lot of concentration, we tend to feel extremely tired physically. And, this makes us wonder why do I feel tired when I was only stressed mentally?

Ranjana Mehta, assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Centre School of Public Health conducted a small study to analyse the co-relation between mental stress and physical fatigue.  The study found that when we get involved in mental and physical tasks at the same time, some specific areas, called prefrontal cortex (PFC) are activated in our brain.  This can causes our body to get tired or fatigued much sooner than if we had done only a physical work.

During this study the researchers simultaneously monitored the brain and muscle function. The findings suggested that when we do mental and physical work at the same time the oxygen supply to the brain gets divided, which may accelerate the development of physical fatigue.

If you notice, most of the time we do physical and mental work together using both the body as well as the brain. For e.g., travelling to attend an important meeting.  Considering this fact it is very likely for a working professional who faces physical as well mental stress each day to develop physical fatigue.

Why fatigue is hazardous to health? 

How to Avoid Shoulder Pain Caused by Wrong Bag

Wrong Bag and Shoulder PainWith modern dressing style we all are very conscious about our clothes, shoes, looks and the accessories. Most of the style Gurus suggest picking the right bag to go with the looks. And in our continuous efforts to be stylish and following the latest trends we sometimes end up carrying the wrong bags that unknowingly put us in lot of pain.

Yes, the bag that you flaunt everyday can make you suffer from unbearable neck, shoulder or back pain at the end of the day.  According to physiotherapists and chiropractors satchels and messenger bags worn by men on one shoulder is more of an unhealthy trend than style. As for women, most of them carry hand bags on one shoulder even it’s too heavy. Hefty bags carried for a long time on one shoulder can cause neck and shoulder pain.

With our daily needs at work it is not possible to travel without a bag. So, here are some practical tips you can follow that can lessen the burden on shoulders.

1. Pick a Smaller Bag

Appropreate Bag

The style keeps changing and so we follow it blindly. Many young girls tend to carry big bags that sit under the arm just because it looks great with their attire or suits their body type. But don’t ignore that the weight you are carrying every day for no reason is putting excessive strain on your shoulder. Try to pick a smaller and light weight bag that accommodates things that you really need.

 2. Clean It Up


Try to check every pocket of your bag today. You might find your world in it. Books, music player, tablets, newspapers, coins, headphones, lotions, sanitizers, coupons, accessories, umbrella, etc. Do you really need to carry everything each day? Carry things that are really essential, and keep you bag very light. This will help you to avoid unnecessary pressure on your shoulders.

 3. Switch Sides If You Carry a Bag with Single Strap


Experts suggest that carrying a bag weighing more than 10 percent of your body weight on one side can give you shoulder, neck or back pain.  If you have to carry a bag with single strap, switch sides every few minutes or wear is diagonally to prevent pain and repetitive stress on one shoulder.

 4. Switch to Back Pack


Bag packs are not just for children. Wearing dual straps distributes the weight equally and puts lesser burden on the shoulders.  Use a back pack when carrying heavy things to prevent back pain. This is especially helpful when you have to carry a heavy laptop to work every day.

 5. Hold Your Bag Close To Your Body


Your posture while you hold the bag is very important. If your bag sways away from the body it is more likely to put pressure on the spinal muscles. Hold the bag closer to your body so as to prevent shoulder and neck pain.  


Did you know Swedish Massage is a proven therapy that can reduce pain and show long lasting benefits?

Check how the Pain Relief Programme offered at Four Fountains De-Stress Spa can help you.


Alleviate Lower Back Pain with a Swedish Massage in Hyderabad

Back painOver the few decades, there has been a shift in the lifestyle of people living in Hyderabad. More and more individuals are getting into the sedentary habits of living. These numbers are especially more in the younger working professionals who tend to be under persistent work demands and also have erratic ways of living. Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as lack of physical activity, smoking, wrong sitting postures, high stress, poor mental health etc. are the known risk factors for lower back pain.

The city of Hyderabad is booming with IT companies and becoming a major software industry destination. Since most of the IT jobs demand a sedentary working habitat, cases of lower back pain have increased.

Lower back pain is a debilitating condition that affects quality of life. Since it affects day-to-day activities people who suffer from lower back pain are always on lookout for effective pain management strategies

Four Fountains De-Stress Spa is a professional spa that offers Pain-Relief programme inclusive of Back Massage and Swedish Massage in Hyderabad.

Swedish Massage is a scientific technique used for pain management that reduces pain and stiffness in muscles. Swedish Massage uses long gliding strokes with deep circular movements that result in lower back pain relief. Also muscles are rubbed in a specific manner so as to improve blood circulation and increase oxygen supply that positively affects the body in many ways. Swedish Massage has been reported to provide lower back pain relief for as long as 15 weeks.

If you have been suffering from lower back pain due to sedentary habits and looking for an effective therapy, visit  Four Fountains De-Stress Spa and experience the benefits of the Swedish Massage in Hyderabad. Four Fountains De-Stress Spa also offers a special Swedish as well as Back Massage in Hyderabad that uses Wintergreen oil that has its own pain-relieving properties which provide added advantage.

To experience the benefits of Massage in Hyderabad, please click link below

Banjara Hills 

( Above Heritage Fresh Supermarket)