How marma therapy helps alleviate anxiety and PTSD
Marma therapy is akin to acupuncture in Chinese Medecine, although hand touch is used in the treatment rather than needles. The therapy is mainly used as an adjunct to other forms of treatment in Ayurveda, the Indian system of non-pharmaceutical medicine, which also includes a system of oil-based massage, yoga and herbs. Marma therapy for anxiety and PTSD in Colchester, Essex, is offered here at Paths to Peace in conjunction with yoga postures and breathwork.
In the treatment phase of marma, the client is fully clothed, may be covered with blankets even and is given the option of using a massage couch or, if comfortable, can lay on the floor on yoga mats. The process is around 1.5 hours long and the client is at liberty to ask any questions in the process that are relevant to the treatment and is always encouraged to say whether the touch is comfortable in terms of the amount of pressure used. The treatment process will enliven hormones and help muscle repair, as well as soothe a troubled nervous system. It is a valid treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and anxiety in particular, given that hormones that are disregulated after trauma or as a result of prolonged anxiety are balanced as a result of the touch.
Marma therapy for anxiety and PTSD in Colchester, Essex
The marma therapy clinic is in Boxted, Colchester, Essex and is only accesible via car (as the village has no regular bus service regrettably). The clinic is in a yurt setting in a private garden and is not a suitable venue for anyone with a wheelchair because of the lack of ramps and disabled toilet. However, if you are in a wheelchair, it may be that the therapist can travel to your home, depending on location.