Stress shows up in the form of body pain, anxiety, fatigue, disturbed sleep, low immunity, skin problems etc. The programmes offered at Four Fountains De-Stress Spa mirror these health issues caused by your stressful lifestyle and help you de-stress before they go on to become serious illnesses.
Read on to understand how therapies included in these programmes can help you to de-stress.
Pain Relief Programme
Pain is mainly caused due to overuse or repetitive stress on muscles and joints. Unknowingly we tend to put too much strain on muscles and joints of our body with activities such sitting for long time, carrying heavy bags incorrectly, bad postures etc. Massage is one of the best ways to reduce muscle tension and stiffness. Massage therapy such as Swedish Massage relieves body pain by healing damaged muscle tissues, and improving blood circulation, which brings more oxygen and other nutrients to the muscles and tissues. Swedish Massage performed using Wintergreen Oil shows additional benefits as Wintergreen Oil itself has pain-relieving constituents.
Anxiety Relief Programme
Hours of analysing a report or writing code for software may leave you mentally exhausted. An upcoming presentation or examination can make you feel restless. Other routine issues such as increasing electricity bills, rising prices for fuel and other household goods put many people to worry too much. Massage therapies like Aromatherapy Massage reduces anxiety by lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increasing levels of hormone serotonin in the body that improves your mood. Head, neck and shoulders are the body parts that are most likely to get affected by stress. A Head-Neck-Shoulder Massage can relax the scalp and increase supply of oxygen to the brain to eliminate mental exhaustion.
Better Sleep Programme
Did you know that almost a third of Indian working professionals sacrifice sleep to fit in personal and work commitments? Adequate and satisfactory sleep is as important as regular exercise and balanced diet for good health. But, issues such as deadlines at work, financial problems, examinations, illness etc. can lead to sleep disturbances. An ancient Ayurvedic non-massage therapy “Shirodhara” is known to be highly effective in inducing sleep. It involves rhythmically pouring warm herbal oil on the forehead, specifically on the ‘third eye’, and allowing the oil to run through the scalp and into the hair. It soothes the mind eliminates any exhaustion that sets up in the nervous system.
A stressful lifestyle leaves most of us feeling mentally and physically tired at the end of day. With our busy schedules we hardly get any free time to relax. This can lead to a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy called fatigue. Massage therapy such as Thai Massage can effectively reduce body pain, mental stress and feeling of tiredness associated with fatigue. Clinical studies suggest that Thai Massage can reduce the levels of stress hormone cortisol and increase serotonin and dopamine, the balance of which is lost during condition called adrenal fatigue. Another therapy that can help you to reduce tiredness is the Aromatherapy Massage that uses a blend of Lime, Grapefruit and Peppermint essential oils to release hormones that energise your body and mind. The Anti-Fatigue Programme also includes Foot Reflexology Massage that works on the pressure points on the soles of the feet to revitalize corresponding body parts and restore energy.
Toxins are all around us. We inhale them through polluted air and eat them through unhealthy foods. When the levels of toxins known as free radicals get higher than the antioxidants, our body loses capacity to fight them. This leads to oxidative stress that can damage the cells and organs in the body. A Body Polish with Palmarosa and Ylang-Ylang essential oils exfoliates the skin. The damage-repairing properties of Palmarosa combined with de-toxification benefits of Ylang-Ylang make this body polish effective in eliminating toxins.
Immunity Booster Programme
High levels of stress hormone cortisol can affect the white blood cells and weaken our immunity. In addition unhealthy eating patterns, poor sleep, increased alcohol consumption, smoking etc. can also affect immunity and increases chances of falling sick very often. Ayurvedic Massage increases the blood circulation causing increase in white blood cells, which can boost the immune system and improve resistance power of the body.
Skin Whitening Programme
Skin problems such as pigmentation, or dark patches are signs of unhealthy skin. Prolonged sun exposure, hyper pigmentation, exposure to pollutants, hormonal change during pregnancy, acne or pimple marks, etc. are some of the common causes of skin darkening. Therapies such as facials improve blood circulation, which makes the skin look glowing and fresh. Body Polishes gently remove the build-up of dead cells that makes skin look darker, where as Body Wraps promotes sweating and thus helps to remove the excess fluids from the body.
Stressful lifestyle, increased exposure to sun and pollution, and other unhealthy lifestyle habits can make you look older than your actual age. Although it is not possible to prevent ageing you can consider going for some natural therapies such as facials, Body Polish and Body Wraps to diminish the signs of ageing.