Massage Therapy: Types And Health Benefits

Massage therapy is one of the most popular alternative therapies used by people all over the world. It is an oldest healing therapy that was practiced before the pharmaceutical evolution took place in the 1940’s. Massage therapy is believed to originate in Ancient Greece by Asclepiades of Bithynia who uses “rubbing” as a healing method to treat several physical and mental ailments. Many Greek physicians, who practiced massage therapy slowly spread the techniques to other parts of the globe and the therapy gained a lot of acceptance due to its effectiveness.
The modern world too has witnessed several benefits of massage therapy and these have been proven though several clinical studies.

Types and Techniques of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy manipulates muscles, joints and deep tissues. However, there are different types of massage therapies and each has a unique technique and benefits on body.
1. Swedish Massage : Swedish Massage is the most common and popular massage therapy mainly offered for pain relief. It is characterized by five basic stroke techniques: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration. The massage movements relieve muscle tension and improve blood circulation.

2. Aromatherapy Massage : Aromatherapy Massage works on the principles of touch and smell. It is performed using a blend of essential oils obtained from flowers, leaves, roots or bark of the plant. The aroma of essential oils reaches the brain and causes mental relaxation.

3. Thai Massage : Traditional Thai Massage is dry therapy performed without using any oils or creams. It involves yoga like stretching actions and other massage movements. Thai Massage helps to reduce muscle stiffness and tension.

4. Ayurvedic Massage : Ayurvedic Massage is an ancient therapy that originated in India about 5000 years ago. Abhyagam Ayurvedic Massage has been mentioned in the old classic texts as one of the important regimes for overall good health and longevity. It is performed using long strokes that stimulate the marma (energy points) on the body to restore the energy balance.

How Do Massage Therapies Work?

The basic mechanism by which most of the massage therapies exert their positive effect is by increasing the blood circulation, and flow of other important body fluids. However, different massage types may work by different mechanisms. For instance, Aromatherapy shows calming and relaxing effects on mind by stimulating some specific regions in brain. Thai Massage increases the flow of energy, where are Swedish Massage manipulates the muscles.

What Are The Benefits Of Massage Therapy?

A growing body of research reveals a positive role of massage therapy in treatment of various pain conditions, anxiety, stress and boosting immunity. Some of the health benefits of massage therapy include,

  • Reduction of muscle pain
  • Improved body flexibility
  • Improved joint motion
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Restoration of energy flow
  • Mental relaxation
  • Improvement in sleep quality
  • Physical relaxation

What is the Cost of Massage?

Find out the cost of full body massage and localised massage at Four Fountains De-Stress spa at a location closes to you. Click Here

Massage Therapies Offered At Four Fountains De-Stress Spa

Full Body Massages (Available Time Duration: 60, 90, or 120 min)We offer a variety of full body massages that provide mental as well as physical benefits. Full body massages offered at Four Fountains De-Stress Spa include,

Relaxing Aromatherapy Massage with Lavender Oil : This Aromatherapy Massage that uses a blend of Lavender, Geranium & Marjoram essential oils to release hormones that have a calming effect on the mind
Get much needed mental calmness with Aromatherapy Massage!

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Energising Aromatherapy Massage with Grapefruit: A gentle massage that works on the sense of touch and smell, it uses a blend of Lime, Grapefruit and Peppermint essential oils to release hormones that energise your body and mind.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Rejuvenating Swedish Massage with Sesame Oil : Rejuvenating Swedish Massage uses five specific strokes to increase oxygen supply to the muscles and reduce lactic acid formation. This further reduces muscle fatigue and pain.
We also offer a variant of Swedish Massage that uses Wintergreen Oil as it possesses anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Green Tea & Spice Scrubassage: This massage a combination of a scrub and a massage. It is performed using a special blend of clove and green tea leaves infused in a cream base. Clove is known for its pain relieving properties and reduces soreness of muscles. The fine grains of green tea increase blood circulation and exfoliate dead skin cells. Green tea is rich in anti-oxidants which prevent potential damage from free radicals, thus promoting longevity

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Radiance Enhancing Aromatherapy Massage with Jojoba Oil: A gentle massage that uses Wheatgerm, Jojoba, Almond and extra virgin Olive oil to give you soft, glowing skin

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Revitalising Thai Massage: Thai Massage is a type of dry massage that is performed without using any oil or cream. It involves various yoga-like stretching action to improve the flow of energy by eliminating blockages.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Therapeutic Ayurvedic Massage with Bala Oil : Ayurvedic Massage involves application of herbal oils using strokes as prescribed in Ayurvedic texts. It revitalizes the body's energy points to promote healing and longevity. It reduces joint pains and increases immunity.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days

Book Now

Sleep Enhancing Massage with Vetiver Gel : This is a type of Aromatherapy Massage that uses Vetiver oil in Aloe Vera Gel. Vetiver oil is known for its calming effect on mind. It reduces restless and promotes sleep.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days

Book Now

Anti-Oxidant Massage with Juniper Berry Cream: This Massage uses Swedish Massage technique and Juniper oil in shea butter cream. Juniper Oil contains terpene hydrocarbons, chemicals with potent antioxidant properties. Massage with Juniper Berry cream improves blood circulation and helps to eliminate unwanted toxins from the body. The Juniper oil also has a fresh and calming aroma that relaxes mind.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Comforting Back Massage : This massage uses principles of Swedish Massage and reduces tension build in the back muscles. The massage stroked help to reduce stiffness and improve flexibility.

Time Duration: 30 mins
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days

Book Now

Soothing Head-Neck-Shoulder Massage with Bala oil : This massage is based on the principles of Ayurvedic Massage and uses special Bala oil to reduce pain and stiffness. The massage uses special Ayurvedic Bala oil and concentrates on head, neck and shoulder, the body regions most affected by mental stress.

Time Duration: 30 mins
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days

Book Now

Refreshing Foot Reflexology : This is special type of foot massage that uses reflexology principles and stimulates special acu points present on the body. The pressure massage of acu points stimulates the internal organ corresponding to this special point.

Time Duration: 30 mins
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days
Book Now

List of Spa Centers

Andheri (West)

1st Floor, Kohli Villa-130, SV Road, Near Shoppers Stop, Next to Raymond, Andheri West, Mumbai 400058.

09987004004

Valet parking available

Bandra (West)

1st Floor – Om Palace, Above Bombay Barbecue, Opp. Dr. Ambedkar Statue, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400052.

09987004004

Valet parking available

Goregaon (East)

Ground Floor, Rajanigandha Shopping Centre, Behind Indian Bank, Opp. Gokuldham Temple, Gokuldham, Goregaon (East), Mumbai – 400063.

022 – 40031360 / 28425657

Malad (West)

Next to Kaya Skin Clinic, Opp. Greens Restaurant, Link Road, Malad (West), Mumbai 400064

09987004004

Valet parking available

Mulund (West)

1st Floor – Sagar Garden,Above Yes Bank, Opp. Vasant Oscar/Domino’s,Near Nirmal Lifestyle, L.B.S. Marg, Mulund (West),Mumbai – 400080.

09987004004

Powai

1st Floor – Cypress, Next to Vodafone Gallery, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai 400076.

09987004004

Valet parking available

Vile Parle (East)

102, E-Square, Above State Bank of India, Near Garware Industries, Subhash Road, Vile Parle (East), Mumbai – 400057.

09987004004

Valet parking available

Shivalik

Ground Floor, Next to ICICI Bank Shivalik Road,Malviya Nagar, New Delhi – 110017.

09987004004

South Extension2

South Extension-2, Lower Ground Floor – M-3, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Next to Ritu Kumar, South Ex II, New Delhi 110049.

09987004004

Supermart 1

1st Floor, Unit No C-12C, Super Mart 1, DLF City Phase-IV, Gurgaon (HARYANA).

09987004004

Bannerghatta Road

1st Floor, Leela Square,4th A Cross, 3rd Main, Panduranganagar, Near Adiga’s Restaurant, Off Bannerghatta Road,Bangalore-560076.

080 – 41214156 / 41214157

Bellandur

T. K. Plaza, #1095, Opposite to IOC Petrol Bunk, Sarjapura Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bangalore-560012.

080 – 28440404 / 25747285 / 9742211908

Brookefields (Whitefield)

No. 8/2 –3rd Floor, Opp BEML Bus Stop Brookefields ITPL Main Road Kundanhalli Bangalore-560037.

080 – 42068509 / 42150555

Indiranagar

Signature Square, 1st Floor, 484, Binnamangala 1st Stage, CMH Road, Near KFC Circle, Indiranagar, Bangalore–560038.

080 – 41425848 / 41435848

Jayanagar

#664, 1st Floor, 11th A Main Bangalore Central Road, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Opp Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Bangalore-560041.

080 – 42056666 / 42193175

Kalyan Nagar

316, 1st Floor, 7th Main Road, 1st Block, 80ft Road, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore-560043.

09916220505

Koramangala

22/1, First Floor, Above Bombay Dyeing Showroom, 5th Cross, 5th Block, Kalyana Mantap Road (Anand Sweets Road) Bangalore – 560095.

080 – 41215656 / 41217542

Valet parking available

Sadashivanagar

1st Floor, 13th Cross, Upper Palace Orchards, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore-560080.

09987004004

Amanora Town Centre

9A, 1st Floor, West Block, Amanora Town Centre, Magarpatta Road (Kharadi-Hadapsar Bypass), Pune 411028.

020 – 65004444 / 67278545

Aundh

1st Floor – Varsha Court, Near HDFC Bank, Anand Park Aundh, Pune 411007.9987004004

Baner

2nd Floor, S.NO 163/3B/1, Opp. Primrose Mall and Aker Solutions,Near Balewadi Phata Baner Road, Baner, Pune – 411045.

020 – 65276666 / 65286666

Bhandarkar Road

1st Floor – Pradyumna,Lane next to Bank of Baroda Off Bhandarkar Road, Pune 411004.

09987004004

Koregaon Park

103, 104, 1st Floor, Power Point, Lane Number 6, Opp Murphies, Koregaon Park, Pune – 411001.

09987004004

Kothrud

2nd Floor Mayuresh Condominium Apartment, 6 Mayur Colony, Opp. Mrutyunjay Temple, Karve Road, Kothrud, Pune 411029.

020 – 65600202 / 8983012212

Pimpri Chinchwad

2nd Floor – Chambers, Above Tanishq, Next to Keys Hotel,Near PCMC Office, Old Mumbai Pune Highway, Pimpri – 411018.

020 – 65303999 / 9371338999

Viman Nagar

First Floor – Royal Towers, Above Shree Krishna Restaurant, Opp. Telephone Exchange, Clover Park, Viman Nagar,Pune 411014.

09987004004

Wakad

1st Floor, Ozone Springs, Wakad-Dange Chowk Link Road, Wakad, Pune.

020 – 65005777 / 65291818

Wanowrie

1st Floor, Nancy Towers, Near Kedari Petrol Pump, Wanowrie, Pune 411040.

020-26803336 / 020-26803334

Massage Therapy: Types And Health Benefits

Massage Therapies Offered At Four Fountains De-Stress Spa

Full Body Massages (Available Time Duration: 60, 90, or 120 min)
We offer a variety of full body massages that provide mental as well as physical benefits. Full body massages offered at Four Fountains De-Stress Spa include,

Relaxing Aromatherapy Massage with Lavender Oil : his Aromatherapy Massage that uses a blend of Lavender, Geranium & Marjoram essential oils to release hormones that have a calming effect on the mind
Get much needed mental calmness with Aromatherapy Massage!

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Rejuvenating Swedish Massage with Sesame Oil : This is a full body Swedish Massage that uses five specific massage strokes reduce muscular pains and create a feeling of refreshment.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Energising Aromatherapy Massage with Grapefruit : A gentle massage that works on the sense of touch and smell, it uses a blend of Lime, Grapefruit and Peppermint essential oils to release hormones that energise your body and mind.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Green Tea & Spice Scrubassage: This massage a combination of a scrub and a massage. It is performed using a special blend of clove and green tea leaves infused in a cream base. Clove is known for its pain relieving properties and reduces soreness of muscles. The fine grains of green tea increase blood circulation and exfoliate dead skin cells. Green tea is rich in anti-oxidants which prevent potential damage from free radicals, thus promoting longevity

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Radiance Enhancing Aromatherapy Massage with Jojoba Oil : A gentle massage that uses Wheatgerm, Jojoba, Almond and extra virgin Olive oil to give you soft, glowing skin

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Revitalising Thai Massage : Thai Massage is a type of dry massage that is performed without using any oil or cream. It involves various yoga-like stretching action to improve the flow of energy by eliminating blockages.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Therapeutic Ayurvedic Massage with Bala Oil :  Ayurvedic Massage involves application of herbal oils using strokes as prescribed in Ayurvedic texts. It revitalizes the body's energy points to promote healing and longevity. It reduces joint pains and increases immunity.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days

Book Now

Sleep Enhancing Massage with Vetiver Gel: This is a type of Aromatherapy Massage that uses Vetiver oil in Aloe Vera Gel. Vetiver oil is known for its calming effect on mind. It reduces restless and promotes sleep.
Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days

Book Now

Anti-Oxidant Massage with Juniper Berry Cream : This Massage uses Swedish Massage technique and Juniper oil in shea butter cream. Juniper Oil contains terpene hydrocarbons, chemicals with potent antioxidant properties. Massage with Juniper Berry cream improves blood circulation and helps to eliminate unwanted toxins from the body. The Juniper oil also has a fresh and calming aroma that relaxes mind.

Time Duration: 1 hour
Suggested Frequency: Every 15 days

Book Now

Comforting Back Massage : This massage uses principles of Swedish Massage and reduces tension build in the back muscles. The massage stroked help to reduce stiffness and improve flexibility.

Time Duration: 30 mins
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days

Book Now

Soothing Head-Neck-Shoulder Massage with Bala oil : This massage is based on the principles of Ayurvedic Massage and uses special Bala oil to reduce pain and stiffness. The massage uses special Ayurvedic Bala oil and concentrates on head, neck and shoulder, the body regions most affected by mental stress.

Time Duration: 30 mins
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days

Book Now

Refreshing Foot Reflexology : This is special type of foot massage that uses reflexology principles and stimulates special acu points present on the body. The pressure massage of acu points stimulates the internal organ corresponding to this special point.

Time Duration: 30 mins
Suggested Frequency: Every 7 days

Book Now

Massage therapy is one of the most popular alternative therapies used by people all over the world. It is an oldest healing therapy that was practiced before the pharmaceutical evolution took place in the 1940’s. Massage therapy is believed to originate in Ancient Greece by Asclepiades of Bithynia who uses “rubbing” as a healing method to treat several physical and mental ailments. Many Greek physicians, who practiced massage therapy slowly spread the techniques to other parts of the globe and the therapy gained a lot of acceptance due to its effectiveness.
The modern world too has witnessed several benefits of massage therapy and these have been proven though several clinical studies.

Massage therapy manipulates muscles, joints and deep tissues. However, there are different types of massage therapies and each has a unique technique and benefits on body.
1. Swedish Massage :Swedish Massage is the most common and popular massage therapy mainly offered for pain relief. It is characterized by five basic stroke techniques: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration. The massage movements relieve muscle tension and improve blood circulation.

2. Aromatherapy Massage : TAromatherapy Massage works on the principles of touch and smell. It is performed using a blend of essential oils obtained from flowers, leaves, roots or bark of the plant. The aroma of essential oils reaches the brain and causes mental relaxation.

3.Thai Massage : Traditional Thai Massage is dry therapy performed without using any oils or creams. It involves yoga like stretching actions and other massage movements. Thai Massage helps to reduce muscle stiffness and tension.

4.Ayurvedic Massage : Ayurvedic Massage is an ancient therapy that originated in India about 5000 years ago. Abhyagam Ayurvedic Massage has been mentioned in the old classic texts as one of the important regimes for overall good health and longevity. It is performed using long strokes that stimulate the marma (energy points) on the body to restore the energy balance.

5. Shiatsu :Shiatsu is a Japanese therapy that uses ‘finger pressure’. In this type of massage the practitioner uses touch and pressure to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. This type of massage is mainly used for reducing the stress and promoting general well-being.
5. Other Massages :

Some other types of massage include deep tissue massage and trigger point massage, which focus on the muscle knots that are painful when pressed. Massage practitioners usually combine different massage techniques in single treatment depending upon the type of illness

The basic mechanism by which most of the massage therapies exert their positive effect is by increasing the blood circulation, and flow of other important body fluids. However, different massage types may work by different mechanisms. For instance, Aromatherapy shows calming and relaxing effects on mind by stimulating some specific regions in brain. Thai Massage increases the flow of energy, where are Swedish Massage manipulates the muscles.

A growing body of research reveals a positive role of massage therapy in treatment of various pain conditions, anxiety, stress and boosting immunity. Some of the health benefits of massage therapy include,

  • Reduction of muscle pain
  • Improved body flexibility
  • Improved joint motion
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Restoration of energy flow
  • Mental relaxation
  • Improvement in sleep quality
  • Physical relaxation

Find out the cost of full body massage and localised massage at Four Fountains De-Stress spa at a location closes to you.

List of Spa Centers


Andheri (West)

1st Floor, Kohli Villa-130, SV Road, Near Shoppers Stop, Next to Raymond, Andheri West, Mumbai 400058.

09987004004

Valet parking available

Bandra

1st Floor – Om Palace, Above Bombay Barbecue, Opp. Dr. Ambedkar Statue, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400052.

09987004004

Valet parking available


Goregaon (East)

Ground Floor, Rajanigandha Shopping Centre, Behind Indian Bank, Opp. Gokuldham Temple, Gokuldham, Goregaon (East), Mumbai – 400063.

022 – 40031360 / 28425657

Malad (West)

Next to Kaya Skin Clinic, Opp. Greens Restaurant, Link Road, Malad (West), Mumbai 400064

09987004004

Valet parking available


Mulund (West)

1st Floor – Sagar Garden,Above Yes Bank, Opp. Vasant Oscar/Domino’s,Near Nirmal Lifestyle, L.B.S. Marg, Mulund (West),Mumbai – 400080.

09987004004


Powai

1st Floor – Cypress, Next to Vodafone Gallery, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai 400076.

09987004004

Valet parking available


Vile Parle (East)

102, E-Square, Above State Bank of India, Near Garware Industries, Subhash Road, Vile Parle (East), Mumbai – 400057.

09987004004

Valet parking available


Shivalik

Ground Floor, Next to ICICI Bank Shivalik Road,Malviya Nagar, New Delhi – 110017.

09987004004


South Extension 2

South Extension-2, Lower Ground Floor – M-3, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Next to Ritu Kumar, South Ex II, New Delhi 110049.

09987004004


Supermart 1

1st Floor, Unit No C-12C, Super Mart 1, DLF City Phase-IV, Gurgaon (HARYANA).

09987004004

Bannerghatta Road

1st Floor, Leela Square,4th A Cross, 3rd Main, Panduranganagar, Near Adiga’s Restaurant, Off Bannerghatta Road,Bangalore-560076.

080 – 41214156 / 41214157

Bellandur

T. K. Plaza, #1095, Opposite to IOC Petrol Bunk, Sarjapura Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bangalore-560012.

080 – 28440404 / 25747285 / 9742211908

Brookefields (Whitefield)

No. 8/2 –3rd Floor, Opp BEML Bus Stop Brookefields ITPL Main Road Kundanhalli Bangalore-560037.

080 – 42068509 / 42150555

Indiranagar

Signature Square, 1st Floor, 484, Binnamangala 1st Stage, CMH Road, Near KFC Circle, Indiranagar, Bangalore–560038.

080 – 41425848 / 41435848

Jayanagar

#664, 1st Floor, 11th A Main Bangalore Central Road, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Opp Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Bangalore-560041.

080 – 42056666 / 42193175

Kalyan Nagar

316, 1st Floor, 7th Main Road, 1st Block, 80ft Road, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore-560043.

09916220505

Koramangala

22/1, First Floor, Above Bombay Dyeing Showroom, 5th Cross, 5th Block, Kalyana Mantap Road (Anand Sweets Road) Bangalore – 560095.

080 – 41215656 / 41217542

Valet parking available

Sadashivanagar

1st Floor, 13th Cross, Upper Palace Orchards, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore-560080.

09987004004


Amanora Town Centre

9A, 1st Floor, West Block, Amanora Town Centre, Magarpatta Road (Kharadi-Hadapsar Bypass), Pune 411028.

020 – 65004444 / 67278545


Aundh

1st Floor – Varsha Court, Near HDFC Bank, Anand Park Aundh, Pune 411007.

9987004004


Baner

2nd Floor, S.NO 163/3B/1, Opp. Primrose Mall and Aker Solutions,Near Balewadi Phata Baner Road, Baner, Pune – 411045.

020 – 65276666 / 65286666


Bhandarkar Road

1st Floor – Pradyumna,Lane next to Bank of Baroda Off Bhandarkar Road,Pune 411004.

9987004004


Koregaon Park

103, 104, 1st Floor, Power Point, Lane Number 6, Opp Murphies, Koregaon Park, Pune – 411001.

9987004004


Kothrud

2nd Floor Mayuresh Condominium Apartment, 6 Mayur Colony, Opp. Mrutyunjay Temple, Karve Road, Kothrud, Pune 411029.

020 – 65600202 / 8983012212


Pimpri Chinchwad

2nd Floor – Chambers, Above Tanishq, Next to Keys Hotel,Near PCMC Office, Old Mumbai Pune Highway, Pimpri – 411018.

020 – 65303999 / 9371338999


Viman Nagar

First Floor – Royal Towers, Above Shree Krishna Restaurant, Opp. Telephone Exchange, Clover Park, Viman Nagar,Pune 411014.

09987004004


Wakad

1st Floor, Ozone Springs, Wakad-Dange Chowk Link Road, Wakad, Pune.

020 – 65005777 / 65291818


Wanowrie

1st Floor, Nancy Towers, Near Kedari Petrol Pump, Wanowrie, Pune 411040.

020-26803336 / 020-26803334