Marma Therapy

Welcome to MARMA Therapy

Marma Therapy is Ayurvedic Acupressure, or Ayurvedic energy point activation.

Marma points are vital energy points on the surface of the body and they are an important element of Ayurveda's healing power. Marma Therapy, developed in India centuries ago, has the potential to profoundly affect the body, mind and spirit and can facilitate the deepest levels of healing. Prana (Life Force Energy) 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. (Slightly edited quote from the description in 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.

I have studied Marma Therapy with Dr Vasant Lad, facilitated online by The Ayurvedic Institute and AyurPrana, and am certified in Ayurvedic Marma Technique (view certificates below). 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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Marma Therapy Feedback

I love coming to see Maja for some Marma Therapy whenever I find myself in town. I have had two sessions so far and always leave feeling so relaxed and in tune with whatever areas we have been working on. I also love her knowledge of essential oils and how we can tie these in for such a beautiful session.

Ellesse Andrews

Silver medalist 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Women's Keiran

I have been coming to Maja for Marma Therapy for over a year now.  I LOVE Marma.  Not only do I find it deeply relaxing and restorative it has been hugely beneficial in relieving pain in my neck and shoulders in a way other modalities have not. Now I book a session whenever I am feeling stiff or sore or simply when I want to offer myself something nourishing. Thanks for what you do Maja.


Thank you very much Maja for the Marma session yesterday. I had not been too sure what to expect, being the first session I tried. Your energy was very calming... I slept very well and had lots of energy this morning. My body feels relaxed and mobile. I can still smell the Patchouli oil that we used which was beautiful...

Monica King

That was a wonderful Marma session today. I loved it at the time and my body has felt wonderfully relaxed yet energised all day. Thank you so much!


It is very interesting! My back seems to improve quite fast now that the tensions and stresses in neck and shoulder have been relieved and rebalanced with the Marma treatment. It is a healing from the surrounding areas inwards. Thank you!


Kia ora Maja, thanks heaps for the Marma session ???? It was delicious and I feel wonderful.


I'm feeling so restful and connected within myself since our Marma time together today, Maja. I'd love to come again to enjoy this experience further...




Marma Techniques for Self-healing

Please register your interest!

Session lengths  60 minutes

Location  MPCC, 3 McCormacks Bay Rd, Mt Pleasant

8-Week Course  $150

Learn to treat yourself with Ayurvedic Acupressure in this 8-week course.
We will cover what Marma Therapy is and how it works and you will get to know the Marma points
that can help with pain relief for headaches, sciatica, and common joint pains, as well as for Covid recovery and better breathing. Also, Marma points to support your heart health, your lungs and other organs will be shown, and you will be able to try many of them right there and then, find their location and how to activate and stimulate them. It is a simple and effective tool for self-help that is always available to you.
Please note: Marma Therapy should not be viewed as a substitute for normal medical care. It is a complementary application. If in doubt, please consult with your health practitioner.

Private Session

Book your Marma Therapy Session

Wednesdays  at 10 am or 6 pm

Thursdays  at 10 am or 6 pm

Fridays  at 2.30 pm

Session lengths  60 to 90 minutes

Location  Home Studio

Session Fee  $60 or Koha

More About MARMA Therapy

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 or more we can focus on this - other than that it will be deeply relaxing, stimulating your energy flow, calming your nervous system - activating your 'inner pharmacy' as Dr. Lad puts it.

The sessions are also offered free of charge  to enable everyone to benefit from the wonderful health benefits of Marma Technique. If you can and are happy to contribute, a 'Koha'  contribution in the way it is right for you is gratefully accepted.

Please contact me by email or text to arrange a free treatment.



Sequences to choose from

All sequences are usually worked by applying pressure to the Marma Points using different fingers - the pressure is applied for 20 to 60 seconds on each Marma Point. The Marma Point activation can also be done 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.


The private sessions start and finish with the

Opening and Closing sequences (5 to 10 mins each)


After that, there are the following sequences to choose from:

Head, Neck & Face   40 mins

Upper Chest   25 mins

Belly   30 mins

Arms   20 mins

Legs - front & back   30 mins

Back   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! 

Please contact me in case you have questions.





With your registration, you acknowledge that you are participating at your own risk.

If in doubt about your health please consult a medical practitioner or your healthcare provider as a precaution.

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