5 Exciting Ways To Beat Your Post-Holiday Blues in Mumbai

After the Holidays

Saying good-bye to relatives, taking down the Christmas decorations, arranging the party clothes back in wardrobe and getting back to work! Are you already feeling very low because holidays are over and it’s time to start the routine?  Here are few exciting things you can look forward to in New Year 2016. 

1. An Art Fest Happening in Feb 2016 

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If you are thinking that all the excitement and fun has ceased with the year that passed by, here is a reminder for you. Kala Ghoda association has announced the upcoming art festival starting 6th to 14th February 2016. You can look forward to some fun with dance, music, workshop and food. For details please visit www.kalaghodaassociation.com/

2. Rujuta Diwekar is Arranging a Fitness Workshop

Rujuta Diwekar Fitness Workshop

If becoming healthier is your New Year’s resolution, then celebrity dietician Rujuta Diwekar is all set to make it come true.  Go ahead and register yourself for a UNIQUE 2-MONTH PROGRAM that includes a complimentary full day workshop and a 2-month individual follow-up with her team nutritionists. You can get the details here http://www.rujutadiwekar.com/

3.   Four Fountains De-Stress Spa is offering Discount on Massage in Mumbai

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Mental Relaxation with all the health benefits of massage therapy! How does that sound? Four Fountains De-stress Spa in Mumbai is offering therapeutic massage at much lower prices. So ahead and get de-stressed with a massage in Mumbai at a spa that offers scientific therapies for its health benefits and not just relaxation. Click here to avail your discount on Aromatherapy Massage to blow off your post-holiday stress. 

4. HELP Is Arranging Free Health Talks

Free-Health-Talks

Health education is an integral part of your health care. If you wish to be updated with the current happenings in the medical world, don’t miss this chance to hear straight from the best of medical professional in Mumbai. Health Education Library for people (HELP) is an initiative started by Dr. Aniruddha and Dr. Anjali Malpani with an intention of making every individual in India aware of his rights and responsibilities as a patient. Have a look at some of the FREE upcoming talk arranged by HELP.(http://www.healthlibrary.com/helptalks.htm)

5. Mumbai Travellers is Arranging Nature Trails Near Mumbai

Nature Trails Near Mumbai

The open skies, blustery mountain winds and chirping of birds! Does that sound exciting? Mumbai Travellers arranges tours on weekends so that you begin every new week with real freshness. Go ahead, join the team and leave behind all your stresses. Check the tour calendar to reserve your dates today (http://www.mumbaitravellers.in/upcoming-tours/)

Thai Massage Improves Physical Fitness in Soccer Players, Reports New Study

A recent study reveals that whole body Thai Massage applied for 30 minutes shows significant improvement in physical fitness in players compared to simply taking rest to recover from fatigue.

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Vigorous physical activities occurring during sports can increase muscle tension in the body tissues. Overexertion of muscles can also lead to severe muscle pain, tissue injuries and lesions that can directly affect the performance of an athlete. Post exercise stretching, light exercise, rest, or topical pain killer creams are some of the strategies proposed to alleviate muscle pain. However, none of these treatments can completely reduce the pain and soreness caused due to excessive physical activity.

Massage is frequently used as warm-up and recovery techniques during sports competitions for athletes. Since soccer is one of the sports that require a variety of physical fitness in players for competitions, a team of scientist from Thailand decided to determine the effects of Thai Massage in soccer players.

For their study, the researchers selected 34 soccer players who were randomly divided in two groups to either receive Thai Massage or take rest to recover from body soreness and pain after the performance. Players in Thai Massage group received 30 minutes of massage on their shoulder (5 minutes), back (5 minutes), arms (10 minutes), and legs (10 minutes), where as the other group was instructed to rest for the same period of time.

Following the massage or rest, the researchers determined the physical fitness in players through tests such as sit and reach (flexibility), handgrip (strength), 40 yards technical (agility),50-meter sprint (speed), sit-ups, push-ups (muscles endurance). It was found that players who underwent Thai Massage showed significant improvement in all of the physical fitness test where as resting only improved flexibility.

This study showed that a single session of Thai Massage could likely provide improvements in physical fitness and flexibility in soccer players. This could be because Thai Massage involves a large variety of stretching movements that increase flexibility, release muscle tension, and help the body’s natural energy to flow more freely. Most importantly, it enhances the circulatory system. It is believed that Thai Massage produces similar effects as stretching exercises in yoga. Read benefits of Thai Massage 

You can avail the health benefits of Thai Massage in Mumbai at a renowned spa like Four Fountains De-Stress Spa where massage is given by professional therapist who undergo rigorous training.

Reference: Hongsuwan C , Eungpinichpong W2, Chatchawan U, et al. Effects of Thai massage on physical fitness in soccer players. J Phys Ther Sci. 2015; 27(2):505-508.   

6 Simple Ways to Manage Anxiety

 

AnxietyCertain events in everyday life such as rising electricity bills, loan premiums, hiked tuition fees, deadlines at work etc. put many of us to worry. Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress and danger. We all tend to get extremely worried and feel anxious from time to time as a normal reaction to stressful situations. However, at times we experience extreme fear and worry that does not subside easily. Being extremely worried about everyday issues can impact our day to day activities and may also show effects on mental and physical health. While it’s not possible to completely eliminate stress and anxiety from life, we can surely take some measure to prevent it from taking charge of our life. Here are some simple and easy lifestyle habits that can help to keep anxiety away.

 

Practice Deep Breathing

Deep Breathing

When you get extremely worried, you may have increase heart rate and experience shortness of breath. To avoid further physical consequences, try to calm down and take a deep breath. Practice deep breathing for about 1 minute at a time and repeat this for 10-15 times at situations that make you feel very anxious. E.g. before appearing for an interview, before hearing your test reports etc. 

 

 Don’t Hesitate to Laugh Out Loud

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Laughing is a great way to release your tensions. Find a moment to laugh out loud. You may choose to watch funny movies, talk to someone or read comic books when you feel extremely worried about some situations.

 

Limit Alcohol

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol seems like an easy option to release your worries. But, alcohol intake is an extremely unhealthy means of stress release, which shows its effect only for a limited period. Therefore, try and limit consumption of alcoholic beverages.

 

Sleep Well

Sleep Well

Getting enough sleep can improve your mental health and help you to better manage your anxiety. Read why do you need sleep?

 

Eat Right

Eat Right

There is no specific diet plan that can help you when you are extremely worried. However, it is important to consume a healthy diet for overall physical and mental health. Make sure you include lot of fresh fruits and vegetables in your meals. Consumption of fish that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids has been reported to improve mental health.

 

 Consider Going for Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy

 Aromatherapy massage is performed using essential oils obtained from medicinal herbs. The oils reach the blood circulation during massage and create mental calmness and provide relief from stress and anxiety. Aromatherapy massage with essential oils can stimulate the release of brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine which regulate mood and reduce anxiety.

Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, the best spa in Mumbai offers Aromatherapy Massage that helps you to forget your tensions and overcome anxiety. Try the massage at a spa location nearest to you.

Say Goodbye to Body Pain

Body PainStress 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.powerspa.co.in to have a look at the various de-stress massages offered by us.

Health Tips to Stay Protected This Winter

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Winters are beautiful, but they bring along severe and prolonged health issues such as chronic colds, sore throats, asthma, dry skin etc. Often it becomes very challenging to combat these issues and maintain good health during winter season.

Here we bring to you some health tips, which will help you to have a healthy winter.

Keep Your Skin Moisturized

The cold weather makes the skin very dry and scaly. Make sure you keep it hydrated with the help of moisturizers. You can consider using some natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera that helps dry skin stay moisturized. Aloe vera contains an anti oxidant which catalyzes the cell renewal process and thus helps in softening skin and getting rid of dead cells.

Try the Water Magic

It’s quite common to have sore throats in winter and having cold food items or ice cold water can make it worse. Make sure you drink warm water as it can provide plenty of health benefits such as flushing the toxins out from body and preventing constipation. For those who have sore throat, gargling with warm salt water after waking up can easily cure the irritation.

Use Your Sunscreen

Having warm sunrays fall on your body during cold winters can be one of the best experiences anyone could have, but the exposure to sun may cause some harsh effect on your skin. It is best to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays by using sunscreens.

 Consume Green Tea

Green tea is packed several health benefits. Being full of taste, warmth and energy, it is one of the most recommended drinks during winters. The health benefits of Green tea inspire us to serve it to the guests who visit our spas in Mumbai and other cities in the country.

Warming Red Thyme Massage

Red thyme is an aromatic mint plant. This massage uses an oil blend containing red thyme, clary sage and clove. Red thyme helps in combating infections like cold, cough, and sore throat. Clove reduces muscle pain and helps with skin conditions such as dryness and roughness, whereas clary sage curtails bacterial infections and provides immunity against infections. At The Four Fountains Spa in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon and Pune, we offer special red thyme message for a limited period.

 

Click here to try Red Thyme Massage 

 

Effective Massage For Stiff Shoulders

Shoulder-Massage

Continuous use of a computer, bad posture, driving for long distances, etc. causes many working professionals to suffer from neck sprain and stiff shoulders. If you are a professional at a corporate firm, this will definitely ring a bell. It may not be possible to transform your working environment in a day, but you can definitely try some amazing remedies at leading spas in your area.

The Head-Neck-Shoulder Massage

This massage is very popular among working professionals. It is performed by skilled therapists who have undergone rigorous training. It  improves the health and flexibility of the head, neck and shoulder region. It is found that, with increasing stress, the scalp becomes tensed and also causes the neck and shoulders to stiffen. So, not only the posture, but also the mental stress that you undergo while at work can cause stiff shoulders. The therapist massages the scalp, neck and shoulder region to improve the blood flow and thereby relax the stiff muscles. It also supplies the required oxygen to the brain to clear the mental tension and stress.  As this region has very sensitive nerves and blood vessels, it is recommended that you choose an experienced therapist at a well-known health spa in Mumbai or Delhi to perform the massage. 

So if you have a stiff shoulder that has been bothering you,  try the Head-neck-and-shoulder massage at the Four Fountains, the best spa in Mumbai

 

Post-Diwali Detoxification: Why Should You Try it?

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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. 

How to Beat Ageing the Healthy Way

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Do the increasing number of candles on your cake and the signs of aging on your face take away your peace of mind? Aging is indeed an inevitable natural process, but you can pull the brakes and slow it down by following an active lifestyle. You can do this by indulging in healthy activities like regular physical activity, travelling, trekking, learning a new skill, sticking to healthy diet plan, and taking time out for a healthy spa retreat.

You can reverse the signs of ageing with anti-ageing therapies at reputed health spas in India. There is a steady rise in the number of spas in Mumbai that offer anti-ageing therapies. These therapies are usually popular among those who want to get rid of the early signs of ageing like wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. We recommend that you start these therapies early as part of a healthy lifestyle so that you may age slowly and gracefully.

Try the Age-Defying Facial at the Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, the best spa in Mumbai and reclaim the youthful glow on your face. This facial uses step-by-step procedures to exfoliate the skin on your face and bring back its natural glow. The facial involves a number of steps like cleansing, toning, massaging, scrubbing, steaming, applying mask and finally moisturising. The ingredients like Patchouli, Rosewood and Lemongrass in Avocado, Wheat germ and Jojoba oil effectively soothe your skin and bring the glow to your face.

 

Why Companies should consider Mobile Spas for their Employees

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Do employees in your organization suffer from work-related stress and fatigue?

 

Setting up a mobile spa at your office is a novel way to offer de-stressing spa therapies to help your employees overcome work-related stress and fatigue. This simple initiative can go a long way in improving productivity at the workplace.

Benefits of Mobile Spa to Employees

Reduces Anxiety and Blood Pressure

Massage therapies in a mobile spa reduce anxiety by lowering levels of the stress-hormone cortisol and increasing levels of the happiness-hormone serotonin in the body. By regulating the autonomic nervous system they also effectively lower blood pressure

Reduces Body Aches and Pains

Massage therapies relieve body pain by healing damaged muscle tissues. They improve blood circulation which brings more oxygen and other nutrients to the muscles

Reduces Fatigue

Massage therapies remove fatigue by eliminating blockages in the body’s meridians or invisible energy lines. They also improve alertness during tests of mental performance.

Boosts Immunity

Massage therapies increase the response of lymphocytes (type of white blood cell), which improves the body’s resistance to diseases.

 

Benefits of a Mobile Spa to Companies

Reduces Direct Healthcare costs

By preventing the onset of stress-induced illnesses, massage therapies provided at a mobile spa reduce healthcare costs of the companies.

Reduces Indirect Costs

By having a positive, relaxing effect on the body and mind, massage therapies reduce episodes of absenteeism and thus reduce the cost indirectly.

Improves Work Performance

Massage therapies improve work performance by improving alertness and problem-solving ability.

Attracts Potential Employees

Providing a mobile spa at work projects the right image of your company being caring towards employees.

Retains Existing Employee

By providing therapeutic massage companies gain employee goodwill and instills pride in working for the company

There are a number of spas in Mumbai that offer excellent mobile spa services for employee wellness schemes. A weekly or monthly massage session for your employees, not only keeps them healthy and relaxed, but also makes them feel good about the company and work with greater enthusiasm.

As the best spa in Mumbai, the Four Fountains De-stress spa offers excellent mobile spa service for corporate wellness programmes and other special events. Mobile spas offer seated and dry therapy sessions for your employees. You do not have to worry about the spa decor, furniture and the transportation logistics, as they are all handled by our professionals. With rejuvenating foot massage or back massage, the therapists can ease stress and improve your employees’ mood and overall health, thereby keeping them fit and productive.

Are You Stressed? You Surely Need a Relaxing Break!

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Is your busy life taking a toll on your health? Do you feel that your stressful work schedule is disturbing your family’s happiness?

If the answer to above questions is affirmative, you need a relaxing break right away. Break away from all hectic schedules and responsibilities, and spend some valuable time to rejuvenate your mind and body.

You cannot totally get rid of stress in this competitive world, but you can definitely prevent the health complications and lifestyle diseases that arise from uncontrolled stress. 

Consuming alcohol, smoking a cigarette or watching television are unhealthy ways of stress management that offer only a short term relief from stress. If you are on a lookout for a healthy way of de-stressing with some long-term benefits, look to spa therapies for an answer.

Spa therapies offer a wide range of health benefits such as pain relief, anxiety relief, anti-fatigue, better sleep, detoxification, immunity, skin whitening and age reversal. The most popular therapies offered at a spa include Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Foot Reflexology, Thai Massage and more.  Most of the therapies performed in spa make use of natural ingredients.

Choose a reputed spa and master the art of stress management through spa therapies. Combine regular visits to a spa with other stress management techniques such as meditation, yoga, music therapy and see the effects multiply.

There are a number of spas in Mumbai that offers therapies for de-stressing.  Finding a spa in Mumbai is not difficult anymore. Click here to check out various therapies at the Four Fountains De-Stress Spa.