6 Ways to Manage Pain Without Painkillers

6 Ways to Manage Pain Without Painkillers


Pain is one of the most bothersome symptoms reported by general population. Most of the pain conditions are caused due to lifestyle habits such as prolonged sitting, wrong posture, lack of physical activity, smoking, increased screen time, etc. In India, nearly 77 percent working professionals report various pain conditions such as pain/stiffness in shoulder, backache, hand/wrist or fingers or headache due to work nature and lifestyle. It is not advisable to a take painkiller medication to get going every day, as these drugs give your pain relief at the expense of several untoward side effects.  So, can you manage pain without popping a pill? Yes, if you agree to follow some lifestyle habits consistently that become your natural pain management strategies.


Consider Massage Therapy


Massage improves blood circulation and increases supply of oxygen to all tissues in the body. Massaging painful muscles or joints sends a specific stimulus to brain, which gives a pleasant feeling and relief from pain. Clinical evidence suggests that massage can relieve chronic neck pain, low back pain, migraine and headaches, shoulder pain and several other pain conditions. A recent study suggests that massage therapy is a natural pain management therapy that not only reduces pain, but also helps in relaxation, sleep, emotions, recovery, and finally, the healing process. Book an appointment for a massage therapy


Sleep Well


Sleep is essential for normal functioning of brain. When you have satisfactory sleep at night, you are most likely to be fresh and in good mood the next day. But, it could be difficult to sleep peacefully when you suffer from pain. Recent study has found that people who have some chronic pain report that they get 42 minutes of less sleep than they actually need. The same study also revealed that sleep deprivation further aggravates the pain. To put in simpler words, pain makes it hard to sleep; less sleep exacerbates pain. So try some healthy sleeping habits or consider regular Aromatherapy Massage to get better sleep and have natural pain management. Try Aromatherapy massage at Four Fountains De-Stress Spa 


Relax Your Body and Mind


Stress is not restricted to mental health; rather in long run it takes a toll on physical health in terms of body aches and pain. Research suggest that being under too much stress increases your chances of developing various pain conditions such as headache, low back pain, neck stiffness, shoulder pain etc. While it is not possible to completely eliminate stress from your life. You must take small steps to de-stress yourself. Here are 6 exciting ways to de-stress yourself  


Turn On Some Music


Research suggests that music can be regarded as therapy and can have its effects beyond just improving our mood. Music is believed to reduce the intensity of pain and this serves as a great strategy of natural pain management. Research suggests that music can have beneficial effects on anxiety, pain, mood, and quality of life. Is music really therapeutic?


Exercise Everyday

Exercise is undoubtedly an effective natural pain management therapy. During exercise you tend to increase the body movement, which further increases blood flow and thus reduce spasm and contractures of the muscles. When you exercise, your brain releases endorphin often regarded as natural painkillers that certainly plays a role in the brain’s processing of painful stimuli.


Try Heat Treatment


Application of heat to a painful area can decrease sensitivity to pain. Heat treatment is a simple and cheap method that includes application of hot compresses, electric blankets or warm baths on the skin surface. Heat helps to increase blood circulation, relax muscles, and soothe throbbing pain and stiffness.

To avail Swedish Massage in Delhi, you can visit Four Fountains De-stress Spa a renowned Spa in  South Extension Part 2.

4 Reasons Why Anxiety Should Be Taken Seriously

4 Reasons Why Anxiety Should Be Taken Seriously

First job interview, a legal issue or an illness needing urgent surgery! Do you panic and get worried in such situations?


It’s normal to get anxious in stressful situations, because anxiety is body’s natural response to stress and danger. In mild degrees, anxiety is actually of benefit as it alerts us of potential danger and threat. However, extreme worry should not become a regular part of your routine life. When the frequency of fearful thoughts gets very severe and we worry too much, it starts impacting day-to-day activities and negatively affects personal relationships or ability to work.  Eventually anxiety can affect mental and physical health. Here we have listed four health consequences of anxiety that should alert you to take anxiety seriously.


1. Anxiety Can Cause Chronic Chest Pain 


Chest pain is a common symptom caused due by anxiety. As per research nearly 18 to 25 percent of people who visit emergency department with complaints of chest pain are found to have some kind of anxiety problems. Being under extreme tension or worry can lead to a condition called as coronary ischemia characterized by reduced blood supply to heart. This often causes symptoms such as tightness and pain in chest. Some scientists suggest that extreme anxiety also causes strain or spasm of chest wall muscles resulting in chest pain.

Stress and anxiety are also associated with some other pain conditions such as low back pain and severe headaches. Read some simple lifestyle changes that can prevent low back pain


2. Anxiety Can Lead to Heart Disease


People who worry too much about stressful situations tends to have a racing heart due to increased heart rate. Anxiety disorders have been associated with elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, heart attack, and, possibly, sudden cardiac death. Research studies suggest that anxiety is associated with a 26 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease and a 48 percent increased risk of heart-related death.


3. Anxiety Increases Chances of Developing Depression


Anxiety often occurs together with depression. The underlying mechanism that causes depression is somewhat similar to that of anxiety. Therefore people with anxiety are at increased risk of developing depression. Depression is a clinical condition, which if left untreated can lead to some serious consequences including attempts of suicide. One study from India reported that nearly 93 percent of the suicide attempters suffer from mental disorder like depression. Since there is a strong association between anxiety and depression, it is important to be extremely cautious and prevent the progression of anxiety into more serious mental conditions such as depression.


4. Anxiety Can Lead to Sleep Problems



It is very likely you have disturbed sleep if you worry too much or have fearful thoughts crowding your mind all the time. Scientists report that sleep problems such as insomnia (lack of sleep) or nightmares are very prominent in people with anxiety. Research suggests that about 24 to 36 percent of people, who complain of lack of sleep, actually suffer from anxiety. Since anxiety is caused due to dysfunction of brain chemical systems that also partly regulate our sleep mechanism, sleep alterations during anxiety are very likely to happen.

Anxiety is commonly triggered by stress in our day to day life. The causes may vary as every individual reacts to stressful situations differently. However, it can cause some serious physical and mental symptoms as listed above. When we worry too much, it can also impair occupational and social functioning, reduce work productivity, and affect overall quality of life. It is therefore, recommended to manage your anxiety before it starts managing you 

Do you feel extremely worried about the routine problems at work or at home? Is it leading to disturbed sleep at night? If your answers are affirmative, you are not alone! Almost everyone living in a metro like Delhi can relate to this. Aromatherapy Massage is known to calm mind, improve mood and show overall feeling of wellness. You can try Aromatherapy Massage at Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, a leading spa in Delhi

Say Goodbye to Body Pain

Say Goodbye to Body Pain

Stress not only affects us mentally; it can also cause some physical issues such as stiff shoulders, lower backache, stiff neck and even full body pain.

Try Swedish Massage for Body Pain

  • Swedish Massage is performed using long strokes, with deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping. It is known to effectively reduce pain and disability associated with various pain conditions.
  • Swedish Massage involves rubbing muscles together in the same direction as the flow of blood to the heart. It improves blood circulation, which increases oxygen supply to the body that further flushes away the waste and toxins.
  • It relieves muscle tension, stretches tight ligaments and reduces stiffness in muscles and joints.
  • The kneading motion used on the body by the therapist helps relieve tensed and sore muscles.
  • It helps to reduce inflammation caused by an injury by improving blood circulation.

We, at the Four Fountains De-stress spa, offer Swedish Massage therapy sessions, and if you get them done regularly, you will certainly see the benefits! Residents of the capital city can avail of this massage in Delhi. Residents of Mumbai can look out for the best spa Mumbai to avail the benefits of Swedish Massage.

Visit www.thefourfountainsspa.in to have a look at the various de-stress massages offered by us.