The Marmas are a very important part of the anatomy and surgery Ayurveda. A Marma point is defined as an anatomical site in which muscles, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet. By definition, a Marma point is a point of the body in which two or more types of tissue meet. There are 107 Marma points throughout the body. Each point has its own intelligence and consciousness, which coordinates the mind and body.
This ancient form of treatment dating back between the 1500 – 1200 BC involves the use of fingers to stimulate the Marma points thereby promoting the physical and mental rehabilitation. As with acupuncture, these points correspond to the internal organs and body systems that respond to manual stimulation.
This balancing treatment focused on releasing energy blocks in the body and mind. Using essential oils or and transdermal herbal pastes, Marma points are gently massaged to balance the flow of energy. Marma therapy is tailored to your individual dosha balancing needs. Prana is simply the vibrational electromagnetic energy of nature. Prana is what sustains us. There is nothing mystical about this energy. We see it all around us.
The primary purpose is to promote the flow of Prana in the body-mind. Marma points are switches that when opened up, allow for the increased flow of energy. Through the gentle application of transdermal herbs, essential oils and light touch, the Marma points are awakened. One feels an abiding connection in rejuvenating stillness. Marma therapy balances the flow of energy through the muscles, joints and organs of the body.
Marma therapy is an important tool for preventing and treating imbalances in Ayurveda. Treatment is based according to the unique needs of the client. Marma therapy balances the dosha, increase digestive fire, detoxification, reducing ama, promote energy and rejuvenation. It can be part of Panch karma a single or combination treatment, and also part of our daily wellness plan.