What Is Marma Therapy?
On Ayurveda 'Marmasthans ' are special points of energies in
the body. This ancient science of dealing with body energies was
taken to China during the religious and cultural changes taking
place in India and the Chinese developed this science as acupuncture.
But Ayurvedic acupuncturists or marma therapists are fully aware
of the energy chakras and all energy points which can be treated
to unblock the channels of energies. Ayurvedic acupuncture is
still widely in practice in India and Sri Lanka.
Marma therapy is a form of therapy designed to stimulate "marmas"
-- 107 alleged vital, epidermal, invisible but palpable "junction
points" between mind and matter. This treatment system was
promoted by Joseph Kurian and is founded in Ayurvedic medicine
Marmas are thought to be channels that regulate the flow of information,
nutrients, and toxins throughout the human body. Marma therapy
theory is that the "marma system" may become damaged
through stress and improper nutrition, and that unblocking the
marmas through stimulation restores health. Marma therapy includes
the use of massage, aromatherapy, herbs, special oils, and yoga
to unblock marmas. This therapy is also known as Dhanur Veda and
Dhanur Veda's science of marmas.
Marmas are the Ayurvedic equivalent of acupuncture points; they
are connected to the chakras and nadis of yoga and can be treated
with massage, aromatherapy, herbs, and yoga practice. This book
outlines 107 main marma points throughout the body, with a clear
illustrations for each point and instruction for treatments such
as acupressure, massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture, yoga, and
meditation. Additional information is included on the use of acupuncture
on the marma points and the relation of marmas to the practice
This is the first book on marma therapy published in the West.
It clearly describes the 107 main marma points in location, properties
and usage. It explains in detail how to treat them with many methods
including massage, aromas, herbs and yoga practices. Ayurveda
and Marma Therapy is an essential reference guide for all students
of Yoga, Ayurveda, massage or natural healing.