Kalari Marma Chikitsa is an integral part of Ayurvedic medicine. It focuses on the 107 marma points around the body, applying pressure in the form of a massage to treat a wide range of health and wellness issues.
Marma therapy has been used for thousands of years to energize both the physical and mental sides of a person. For example, it can help stimulate better blood flow around the body, relieve pain, as well as reducing the effects of stress and anxiety.
Marma Chikitsa helps to bring balance to vital points around the body and restore the flow of energy. Balancing the tridosha vatta, pitta, and kapha, three elements that represent the essence of life.
Warm oils are used as part of the massage and long rhythmic strokes are used across the body. It’s an incredibly relaxing massage while delivering a number of intrinsic wellness benefits.
Kalari Marma Chikitsa Therapy Benefits
Here are some of the benefits you can experience from a marma massage:
Because the marma points are areas over the body where tissues, bones, and muscles connect, the massage helps strengthen and heal these vital points.
Stimulates Better Blood Flow
If you feel physically tired and lethargic you’re going to get a lot of benefit as it boosts the body’s natural energy by stimulating better blood flow, tissue regeneration, and muscle healing.
Better blood flow is one of the keys to all around better health. You can fight off infections better, have a healthier blood pressure, and you’ll feel physically better.
Stimulates the Lymphatic System
Marma massage also stimulates the lymphatic system. This means you are helping your body flush more toxins naturally, giving you a boost in energy as you release some of the toxins that have been sapping your energy.
Flexibility is important to functioning well physically, especially as we age. Marma massage helps to improve flexibility. You will experience gentle improvement in flexibility, and large gains can be noticed with regular massage.
Improves Organ Function
By stimulating the marma points you can experience improved function in organs such as the liver, kidney, lungs, and intestine. Helping resolve health issues, and giving you a better base of health to work with.
As mentioned above the benefits of marma massage are not limited to just physical improvements. There are numerous mental benefits, some of which are as follows:
Release of Emotional Stress
Much like most forms of massage therapy, you will experience a release of emotional stress. If you’re carrying a lot of stress the feeling you will get will be very profound at first, and very satisfying once you embrace it.
Improved Mental Focus and Concentration
If you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, emotional stress, and mental issues that are taking up time and space in your thoughts, then you are compromising your concentration and focus.
Being relieved of these burdens will give you a much clearer and focused thought process. Helping you function at an elevated level and perform at your best.
Helps with Sleeping Disorders
Good sleep is vital to your health and all around well being. Marma massage can help promote better sleep and help you resolve some of the issues they may have been causing you these problems.
With the better focus and clearer thoughts you will also find you meditate better. Reaching a deeper state of meditation can help with other areas of mental anguish.
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