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

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

 

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

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

6 Simple Ways to Manage Anxiety

Certain 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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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.