What is Marma Point Therapy?
Marma point therapy, also known as Marma Chikitsa, is an Ayurvedic therapy which involves the stimulation of specific points, “marma points” on the body with varying degrees of pressure. This ancient therapy dates back over 5,000 years and was originally developed for Indian martial arts and other sports such as boxing, archery and wrestling. It has since evolved as a powerful healing therapy to balance the doshas in the individual and as a result, relieve symptoms and stimulate vitality. Marma in Sanskrit means “secret point” or vital energy point.
There are 107 marma points and this is based on five tissue types: muscle, ligaments, bone, joints and veins. Marmani (plural) are located on the body where the blood vessels intersect, where nerves intersect, where a network of capillaries exist or on the belly of a muscle. These points are found over the entire body and serve as the gateways to the flow of prana, the vital life force.
Marma Chikitsa can help release endorphins, balance the autonomic nervous system and stimulate healthy pathways between the brain and the rest of the body. These are just a few of the many therapeutic effects.
starts with a comprehensive history and analysis of health questionnaires including the dosha checklist. Diet and tongue analysis are also included. In the office, evaluation includes a musculoskeletal palpatory exam. This determines the protocol.
is a hands on therapy consisting of specific pressure and motions over the points. Oils specific to doshas and vibration therapy are also employed. Sessions last from 40 to 75 minutes and (optional) with lymphatic drainage.
clients often experience a renewed or heightened sense of relief, relaxation and clarity. Each session is followed by home care instructions. Depending on objectives and level of imbalances, a series of sessions could be beneficial.
DR. MELANIE'S APPROACH TO CARE
“My approach is an integration of the Ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern day living. The stress and demands of today pose an increasing threat to our long-term health and quality of life. As a chiropractor, it is in my nature to see the client from a structural and functional perspective. Combining this with my training and passion for Ayurveda, my clients experience and enhanced benefit on all levels of function.”
Additional details and demos are uploaded to her YouTube channel.
what clients are saying.....
Spa like experience. Will be back for another treatment.
Jaime, Age 41
My experience being a first-time patient was rejuvenating and I will be coming back for more sessions. I felt a calming and renewing during and after this therapy.
Alondra Rodriguez, Age 26
“MY NATUROPATH RECOMMENDED..”
I felt very relaxed after my first session. I have a few stressful situations in my life currently. After speaking with my naturopath doctor she recommended I continue the Marma point therapy.
Kelle Andrews, Age 63
“i felt myself release a lot of tension.”
It was very relaxing, and I felt myself release a lot tension I didn’t even realize I was holding in my body. I felt very uplifted & calm afterwards and had an almost euphoric feeling mentally & physically. Krystal B, Age 33 (pre-natal March 2023)
The marma point therapy helped my body really relax and released tension in areas I didn’t even know I was holding a lot of tension. Overall it was very relaxing and helped my body let go of a lot of stress. I slept really well the night after I had my session and felt physically more relaxed and uplifted mentally. Krystal B, (post-natal, July 2023)
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Why Learn Self-Care Marma Therapy?
There are not enough certified practitioners to meet the demand of the population affected by stress. Although it is most effective when you receive the treatment, there are many points you can learn to work on yourself. This is especially powerful for episodes of stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, headaches, temporomandibular dysfunction, breathing issues and head and neck congestion.
Before starting marma point therapy, please make sure you consult with your physician and you obtain coaching from an Ayurvedic practitioner, experienced in marma point therapy.
THE BEST WAY TO START
Preparing for an optimal home healing experience.
I have created a simple guide to help you establish a foundation for your own healing journey. Inside, you will find:
An Introduction to Marma Point Therapy
How to Determine your natural dosha constitution (prakruti).
How to Choose the best oils for you.
How to set your home environment for the best marma experience.
A Recommended List of basic supplies to start self-care marma therapy at home.