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Spa – the new pain killer
Niggling back pains, sore shoulders and stiff necks – more and more urban patrons are walking into spas to ease their pains

For many, urban living is about high-flying careers, competitive atmospheres and constant multitasking. Long working hours, late nights and the pressure of looming deadlines leave people overworked with depleted energy levels. Stress comes easy. “Modern technology demands we repeatedly use our hands and fingers in unchanging static positions, as well as our maintaining postural imbalance when sitting over laptops and holding mobile phones. Pain in the neck, shoulder and back areas are common complaints of modern living and are also caused by muscular tension and psychological stress,” says Jacqualine Tara Herron, Director Spa, Salon, Health & Racquet Club, The Imperial, Delhi. Recent studies have shown that chronic stress can cause disease and illness if left unchecked. The side effects of the ignored stress are anxiety, depression, weight gain, heart disease and stroke, hair loss and low immunity.

Rightly called ‘sanctuaries of wellness,’ spas offer the perfect respite from super hectic lives. “A spa can not only work wonders in pain management but in many cases, also offer holistic healing,” says Richard Rosen, Spa Director, Rejuve Spa – The Lalit. The spa environment is fundamentally designed to relieve the stress and tension of modern day living and bring peace and harmony to the body and mind. Tara Herron  adds, “A spa is a sanctuary for relaxation and well being where the use of varying temperatures of water hydrotherapy, saunas, steam, hammam and massage treatments create superb opportunities for people to relieve pain on many levels.  Whether the pain is congenital, chronic, sports related or caused by stress and modern day lifestyles, a spa can help and support in relieving pain of many kinds.” In fact, with the rise in the liberal consumption of painkillers as the easy and quick-fix solution to treating pain, spas offer a natural and holistic solution to overcome the need for these drugs. One finds peace and freedom from pain in the touch of water and the skilled hands of the therapist.


Whether you want to ease overworked muscles, pep up your productivity or clam stress levels, a revitalising massage offers myriad benefits. In fact, the wellness history of world’s greatest civilizations such as Rome, Greek, Chinese and Indian has a number of references of men flocking to bathhouses to be pummelled and kneaded, whether after a tough day on the battle fields or an indulgent day being fed by peeled grapes. Throughout the Middle East hammams have brought men together for therapeutic relaxation. The Chinese and the Indian have known from time immemorial that massage is therapeutic and an answer to a number of ailments.  Today, most of the spas have rigorous training programs for their staff where they study anatomy and physiology, as well as technical skills that give them a deeper understanding of how to relieve pain in common and specific areas of the body, ensuing powerful results for the guests. In addition, as pain is often related to nervous tension and stress, the calming atmosphere and quality of peace inherent in a spa therapy unravels anxiety that can often compound pain, thus relieving pain on deeper levels. Further adds Tara Herron “Relaxation also creates Theta Waves, which in turn produce Endorphins and Serotonin, the key pain relieving hormones, giving us a sense of well being.”


The most often requested treatment in a spa is a massage that heals at physical, mental and emotional levels. It offers an accelerated recovery from exercise with a reduction in pain and swelling; an increase in circulation – the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissues, and the elimination of metabolic and toxic waste. It leads to improved quality of sleep, leaving your mind relaxed and free of stressful thoughts. Deep tissue massage, for example, is believed to decrease levels of ‘arginine vasopressin’ (AVP), a hormone that constricts blood vessels and heightens blood pressure increasing stress and pain. “I used this method when I was working with the Professional Athletes in the U.S. It works on the deeper layers and tissues of the muscle and is great for cleaning out old injuries and scar tissue,” says Richard. Sports massages are quite popular among the athletes and those who work out regularly. Talking about their signature Sports therapy called Sports Hydrobath, Kamal Rana, Assistant Manager, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai says, “It is an invigorating underwater massage with a hand-held hose. It reduces lactic acid build-up, loosens tight muscles and thus eases pain.”

Writer | L. Anand

Issue 7 Page 86




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