Welcome to MARMA Therapy
Marma points are an important element of Ayurveda's healing power. Developed in India centuries ago, these energy points profoundly affect the body, mind and spirit and can facilitate the deepest levels of healing. Prana is the current of energy that infuses every cell within the body. Stimulating Marma points directly taps into this reservoir of energy and promotes health. (Quote from the description of the book 'Marma Points of Ayurveda' by Vasant Lad & Arnisha Durve, Ayurvedic Press 2008)
Marma points can also serve as a wonderful tool for one's own self-healing. Marma Therapy is for everyone who is seeking a holistic approach to health.
Currently, I am studying Marma Therapy with Dr Vasant Lad online facilitated by The Ayurvedic Institute and AyurPrana. Dr Vasant Lad is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. He has written 12 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Vasant Lad was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. A native of India he came to Albuquerque, USA, in 1984 as Director, principal instructor and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute.
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Dr Vasant Lad calls Marma Therapy: The Pathway of the Inner Pharmacy. He explains: "Marma points are not just anatomical sites on the body but centers for either health or disease to flourish. These vital energy points have many practical functions that affect the mind, body and spirit, including therapeutic applications you can use on yourself and others to relieve pain, stimulate immunity, detoxify, balance emotions, enhance awareness and more."
No specific ailment is needed for treatment but if you have one you can choose sequences from the list below that you feel might serve you best. Marma Therapy can also simply help with deep relaxation, calming your nervous system, and stimulating your energy flow while activating your 'inner pharmacy' as Dr Lad puts it.
Sessions to choose from
There will be an opening and a closing sequence (5 to 10 mins each).
All sequences can also be worked with a tuning fork. There is a specific tuning fork that is used for the treatments. It is tuned to the OM sound and the vibrations of the tuning fork are directly applied to each Marma point.
Then there are the following sequences to choose from:
Head, Neck & Face 40 mins
Back 20 mins
Legs (front & back) 30 mins
Arms 15 mins
Upper Chest 25 mins
Belly 30 mins
The Head, Face & Neck sequence is very wonderful and it has the potential to heal the whole body. A combination of Head, Face & Neck with a Back sequence is probably the most rewarding in terms of deep relaxation and a chance to bliss out a little.
In order to treat a current condition 2 to 3 sessions are recommended within a time frame of about 10 to 14 days. After the initial treatment, alternatively, you could continue with self-treatment.
Please come in comfy clothes that are not too heavy in the fabric to make it easy to find the Marma points.
Looking forward to meeting you!
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