Marma Chikitsa is an ancient form of energy healing stemming from Ayurvedic medical pactices. It is administered through light touch and aims to stimulate various ‘energy points’ on the body.
- The science of Marma Chikitsa was documented in the Vedas centuries ago in ancient India and represents a form of Ayurvedic medicine.
- Ayurveda considers the human body to be a dynamic collection of energy and intelligence within the larger context of universal energy.
- Ayurvedic texts describe the human body as pulsating with energy and further describe 107 major Marmani or ‘energy points’ on the surface or within the body. These points are infused with life-force or prana and represent a bridge between the body, mind and soul.
- The marmani are located at anatomical sites where veins, arteries, bones, tendons or joints intersect.
- Marma is also closely integrated with the practice of yoga. Yogic tradition details of 72,000 nādīs (energy pathways) with access on the surface of the skin.
- Stimulation of marma points on the skin allows prana to flow from the surface point through the nādīs to the target organ or area of need, where it balances prana and assists with detoxification.
How it can help:
- From a scientific perspective, stimulation of marma points can release endorphins and neurotransmitters in the brain. This can result in reducing pain levels, calming the mind and enhancing mood and awareness.
- It also helps with breaking down crystals of unresolved emotions, this helps to unblock and clear the energy meridians allowing the body, mind and spirit to heal itself.
What to expect:
- Marma is administered through light touch of various marma points on the surface of the body.
- It may also involve the use of tuning forks on the various marma points.
- Marma therapy is painless and can have varying results. Some people may fall asleep due to the relaxation induced and others may experience a release of emotions which may manifest through laughing or through crying.
- All reactions are perfectly normal.