Ayurveda is very popular for its various types of massage therapies. Ayurvedic marma massage is an Ayurvedic herbalized oil massage in which marma/ vital points are treated by applying pressure and varying strokes. Marma points are the vital energy points in the body that can be treated to heal the system. The word ‘Marma’ is a Sanskrit word that means hidden or secret. The word origins from the root “mru” meaning death and by definition, marma means something that can kill (if inflicted).
Marma points are the junctions of various structures in the body, like nerves, blood vessels, organs, tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones. They are considered as the seats of ‘Prana’ the life force, the
vital energy. During a session of marma massage these points are treated to heal the body and improve vitality. Marma therapy involves in improving the flow of Prana the vital force in the body that can give you an immediate sense of improvement and well being. Even though traditionally marma massage is used to improve vitality and wellness, it is highly beneficial in muscular stiffness and poor circulation.
There are 107 marma points in the body. During a session of marma therapy, these vital points are stimulated, calmed or treated with specific strokes and required amount of pressure. In order to boost the effects Rafeena uses Ayurvedic herbalized oils where pain relieving, calming or nourishing herbs are processed in sesame or coconut oil.
Ayurvedic marma massage is highly recommended for muscle stiffness, neck pain, low back pain, muscle pull, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, golfers elbow, joint pains, feeling blocked, feeling heavy, tiredness, low energy, lack of motivation, negative emotions and so on. A session of marma massage helps you to boost your chakras thereby improving wellness. Marma massage is also very beneficial in improving digestion, circulation, general metabolism and relaxation. To add the benefits, it is recommended to add a session of steam therapy in the end where you will sit in a chamber filled with aromatic steam.