Paths to Peace

Stress management and wellbeing through mindfulness and yoga therapy

Paths to Peace

Paths to Peace

Stress management and wellbeing through mindfulness and yoga therapy

Marma Therapy

Enjoy Marma Therapy as part of your integrated stress management or yoga therapy programmeAdobeStock_57415237

marma is a vital energy or accupressure point located on the surface of the body (similar to acupoints in traditional Chinese medicine). Marma chikitsa (marma therapy) dates back to the sixth century BCE and was developed for the purposes of healing and interestingly often used in Indian martial arts practices both for recovery from injury and to inflict harm on one’s opponent! Marma chikitsa is often used in Ayurvedic approaches to health as a compliment to other treatments.

Marma points are said to have a wide range of functions that affect mind, body and spirit. They can serve as diagnostic indicators to underlying health conditions, act in a preventative capacity, can relieve pain, facilitate detoxifiction and enhance self awareness and emotional calm.

Marma therapy, which involves gentle pressure and massage of the energy points, is not typically used in isolation as a treatment but can be very beneficial alongside other treatments offered at Paths to Peace.  You can enjoy a treatment as part of your stress management programme, yoga therapy or as part of deep relaxation. You remain fully clothed during treatment as the points can be accessed through clothing.