How Does Ayurvedic Massage Aid De-toxification?

Ayurvedic Massage

Most of us are constantly looking for novel ways of de-stressing and improving our health. Maintaining a good health is absolutely essential to manage the kind of stressful life we all are living today. Modern medical science is constantly in search of new medications and therapies that can fight against our bodily weaknesses such as fatigue, pain, infections, etc. However, in our struggle to find new effective means to improve health, are we forgetting our own Indian medicinal system that has been there for ages and has been proven to be very effective?
The classics have accepted Ayurvedic Massage, known as Abhyangam, as one among the dinacharyas (daily regimen) for healthy living. Our body is naturally capable of fighting the toxins or the free radicals generated in the body using antioxidant defense system. However, environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke, herbicides and diseased conditions can also spawn harmful free radicals. Therefore, Ayurvedic Massage is recommended for de-toxification of body. Here are 5 distinct mechanisms through which Ayurvedic Massage helps body de-toxification.


1. Fights Against Free Radicals


Ayurvedic Massage is known to nullify the free radicals with the help of the antioxidant thiol present in the body. This reduces the oxidative damage caused to the body by the harmful free radicals that are either produced through biological process or enter the body from external factors such as pollution, smoke, chemicals etc.


2. Increases Antioxidants in Body


Ayurvedic Massage is performed using long, flowing strokes. These typical traditional massage strokes improve blood circulation and restore the oxidant and antioxidant imbalance.


3. Stimulates the Lymphatic System

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Lymphatic system works like a sewage system in the body. The lymph nodes trap toxins and ensure that these are removed from the body. Ayurvedic Massage stimulates the lymphatic system and helps to expel toxins or harmful free radicals from the body. Since lymphatic system is involved in maintaining immunity of body, Ayurvedic Massage can effectively boost immunity. Try Ayurvedic Massage if you have been falling sick often 


4. Expels Excess Toxins From the Body

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Stress, fatigue or too much exertion of body increases the production of lactic acid that may leave you tired. Ayurvedic Massage removes lactic acid and other waste materials from body.

If you have been feeling tired and falling sick due to increased stress and pollution, you can try Ayurvedic Massage in Mumbai. Visit Four Fountains Spa in Andheri (West) or other locations closest to you.

5 Signs Your Body Needs Detoxification


According to some recent estimates, nearly 75 percent of Indian population under 40 years suffers from excessive stress. In view of science stress increases build up of harmful chemicals inside the body. Presence of these harmful toxins in the body can result in lack of energy, tiredness and low immunity that can often make you sick.

Reactive oxygen species or the free radicals are a normal part of our body and we do need some of them for our physiological and metabolic functions. Our body is naturally capable of fighting the harmful toxins in the body and preventing the resulting damage. However, when there is too much build up of harmful toxins in the body it loses its ability to detoxify and such stage is known as “Oxidative Stress”.

Given below are some signals body sends to notify you the build of harmful toxins in the body and immediate need to get rid of it.

1. You Have Constant Low Energy and Stamina

Low energy

A number of recent studies have shown that oxidative stress may be involved in development of chronic fatigue syndrome. Free oxygen species (also known as free radicals) can enter body through external sources such as exposure to X-rays, ozone, cigarette smoking, air pollutants, industrial chemicals, etc. Build up of these toxins can lead to tiredness, lethargy, low energy and stamina.

 2. Your Skin Shows Signs of Premature Ageing

Signs of Ageing

Ageing is inevitable and nothing can prevent this natural process. However, oxidative stress caused by high levels of harmful toxins in the body can speed up the process of skin aging. Oxidative stress is probably considered as the single most harmful contributor to skin aging. Accumulated free radical causes damage to the cell components and leads to signs of skin aging such as fine wrinkles, thin and transparent skin, dry and itchy skin etc.

3. You Suffer From Frequent Headaches


Oxidative stress is also believed to play a role in the pathogenesis diseases of the central nervous system. Evidence suggests that oxidative stress can be responsible for conditions such as headache or migraines characterized by severe throbbing pain. Scientists have found that people, who report constant headaches, tend to have low level of total antioxidants and increased oxidative stress index.

4. You Suffer From Acne Problems

Woman with acne problem

Acne is the most common skin problems mainly observed in adolescents and youth. Clinical studies have reported that people with acne show presence of oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress along with inflammation plays a critical role in acne pathogenesis.  In fact in acne prone skin, the release of reactive oxygen specials (free radicals) is held responsible for initiating the inflammatory pathway in acne.

5. You Have Developed Problems Related to Fertility


Oxidative stress has been identified as a contributing factor for infertility problems in both males and females. Oxidative stress caused due to build up of harmful toxins in the body can affect the sperm quality and functions in men. In women, oxidative stress can cause problems such as endometriosis (a disorder of uterine lining), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and unexplained infertility. It can also lead to spontaneous abortion, recurrent pregnancy loss and some other pregnancy related complications.

Finding therapies for De-toxification at Spa in Pune is not difficult any more. Visit Four Fountains De-stress Spa at a location convenient to you and avail this beneficial therapy to prevent the health consequences caused by build by of harmful toxins in the body.

Post-Diwali Detoxification: Why Should You Try it?


Diwali, the festival of lights is undoubtedly a time to feast on delicious snacks and sweets. A table set with variety of sweet and savoury food items can surely tempt you to break your diet resolution. You tend to forget all your diet restrictions this festive season and why not? Diwali comes just once in a year. It is not sinful to indulge a little in the goodness of the festival, but only if you promise yourself to get back on track after the holidays. 

Why Do You Need a Detox Therapy after Diwali?

The toxins and free radicals that you collect through the polluted air and careless eating can block the vital processes in your body. This can speed up the wearing of your vital organs including your skin and as a result accelerate the ageing process.

 How Can You Carry Out  Post-Diwali Natural Body Detox?

Body detox means cleansing your body and remove unwanted toxins that get accumulated through unhealthy eating, stress or even pollution. Here are some easy and simple natural ways to detox your body after Diwali.

1. Drink Plenty of Water

You can begin by having lots of water to cleanse your body of the toxins. Gradually reduce sugar intake so that you can slowly cut down on the calories without withdrawal episodes.

2. Reduce the Meal Portion Sizes

Try to reduce the size of your meal, but see that you don’t skip meals. To avoid starving, have your meals in small quantities five to six times a day instead of the usual three or four times.

3. Increase Intake of Vegetables and Fruits

Have more fruits which are rich in antioxidants in your diet, in order to help your body get rid of the free radicals that accumulate over time. If possible avoid having meat at least for a week, as it takes longer time to get out of body.

4. Burn Calories with Exercise

Hurrying into crash diets would be a big mistake, because it does more harm than any good. It is not only ineffective, but also causes adverse reactions in your metabolism. Maintain a routine of rigorous physical activity at least for an hour every day to burn the calories collected during the festive season.

5. Try Natural Body Polishes or Wraps

Body polishes use massage and exfoliants to remove dead skin and open the pores. A body wrap that usually follows a body scrub or polish is made of organic material like herbal paste or mud. Covering body in a wrap causes excessive sweating and helps to flush out the toxins. Make sure to visit a professional health spa for detoxifying body polish and wrap.

Try Body Polish with goodness of Palmarosa and Ylang-Ylang essential oils

Diwali comes once in a year with a great message to clean our houses, cleanse our bodies and feel rejuvenated. Use of traditional cosmetic such as ubtan scrub also gives us an opportunity to cleanse our body and feel rejuvenated. However, due to modernization and lack of time we have been ignoring our age-old traditions.  Diwali is traditionally about detoxifying your mind and body, but if you have failed to pick the right message in time, post-diwali detox is your thing for sure!  

If you are living in Mumbai or Delhi you have a lot of options. There are a number of popular health spas in Mumbai and Delhi offering a variety of detoxification therapies. Sign up for a professional massage in Delhi or Mumbai by skilled therapists at a health spa of good reputation. 

Why is Detoxification Important For Health?


Toxic agents are all around us – in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the cookware we use and even in the household cleaners we spray. While these are tangible toxic agents, some intangible elements like stress hormones, anxiety and negative emotions also create free radicals in our body. The free radicals lead to the loss of nutrients from our body and weaken the immune system.

Our body undergoes detoxification through natural processes such as crying, sweating, urination and defecation. But, today’s lifestyle promotes toxin build up to such an extent that we need to rely on external help to detoxify our body.


How Does Detox Therapy Work?

Detox therapies focus on removing environmental and dietary toxins from the body, helping you stay healthier. While a frequent body detox is beneficial for one’s health, you need to go for it without a second thought, if you experience the following symptoms:


  • Fatigue
  • Sluggish elimination
  • Irritated skin
  • Infections
  • Puffy eyes
  • Bloating
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Stress


Body Wrap: A Spa Therapy for Detoxification

Body wrap is a type of detoxification therapy, wherein the skin is first polished using natural ingredients such as salt or sugar granules in aromatic oil, followed by the application of mud or clay mask. The next step involves wrapping the body with a sheet that forms a thermal blanket.  A body wrap helps in eliminating toxins through metabolic stimulation. The thermal blanket promotes sweating and helps in the emptying of unnecessary fluid, located between the small spaces of body tissues. A body wrap also helps in tightening the skin, treats the unpleasant appearance of cellulite and gives a boost to the lymphatic system and metabolism. Hence, a body wrap is essential to not only remove toxins from the body, but to give a healthy glow to the skin.

Click here to know about the body wraps provided by Four Fountains De-stress Spa, Mumbai

A Spa That is Easy on Your Pocket


Four Fountains De-Stress Spa has more than twenty spas located conveniently across six cities in the country. It is one of the largest chains of affordable day-spas in India. The main objective of these spas is to offer a healthy and stress free life through affordable therapies to as many people as possible. Four Fountains has made sure that the prices 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 regimen.

The spas offer a wide range of therapies including Massages, Body Wraps, Facials and Body Polishes. A majority of therapies are priced between a range of Rs.599 to Rs.1,599 to prove to you that spa therapies and a stress free life may not always be a costly affair. The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa not only offers spa therapies for the purpose of de-stressing but we also offer beauty and immunity treatment for men and women. Our centers are located all over India; particularly in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Bangalore.

Guests at the Four Fountains spa in Mumbai will also be able to relish the goodness of wine with one of the special therapies that we offer. In our spas in Mumbai we have introduced `vinotherapy’ on the menus for enriching the health benefits of our clients. The spa in Pune has also introduced the wine therapy. Vinotherapy contains wine grape skins and grape-seed oil. People who look forward to a massage in Pune and Mumbai can visit to experience the therapy.

Discover The Essence of Healthy Life At the Four Fountains De-Stress Spa!

Four Fountains De-Stress Spa


Since 2007, when Four Fountains De-Stress Spa was first launched, we are often asked why we call ourselves “Four Fountains” De-Stress Spa.

The “Four Fountains” referred to in our name stand for youth, tranquility, abundance and joy.

  • The Fountain of Youth rejuvenates your body.
  • The Fountain of Tranquility calms your mind.
  • The Fountain of Abundance leaves you energised.
  • The Fountain of Joy helps you be mindful of your surround.

Our mission is to create a stress-free and healthy India. We want to relieve pain, provide tranquil moments to people who are stressed due to their hectic lifestyle, give abundance of energy to those less motivated, and bring joy in every life by helping them discover the scientific way to good health. The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa offers all these through scientifically designed programmes that solve health problems before they become serious illnesses!

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 know