Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning hidden or secret. A marma point is a juncture on the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. Although Marma points are much more than a casual connection of tissue and fluids, they are points of the vital life force. When imbalances block the movement of free-flowing energy in the body, the resulting stagnation leads to physical and mental discomfort and disease.
When we touch Marma points we stimulate the body’s biochemistry to produce exactly what the body needs, including neurochemicals and hormones that heal the body, mind and consciousness.
Benefits of Marma therapy
all the benefit of traditional massage
strengthens the organ systems and tissues
relieves physical and mental blockages of energy
helps remove excess ama (toxins)
increases the protection from vata disorders
nourishes the body
encourages good sleep
improves physical stability
balances the dosha
helps easy flow of energy through the energy channels.
helps to release blocked energy helping prevent disease.