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What Is a Marma Massage?

Learn what a Marma massage is from massage therapist Lara Narayani Golland in this Howcast massage video about Ayurvedic body massage techniques.


So Marma massage is rooted in working on all the marma points in the body. In Ayurveda, there are a 107 marma points in the body from the head to toe. And working on the marma points is said to balance, clear, and harmonize all the systems of the body. And like acupuncture in Chinese medicine, marma points sit on a meridian just like acupuncture points sit on meridians, but marma points sit on the system of nadis. And in the body, there are 72,000 nadis, and we work mainly on three. So marma point massage is very effective for bringing balance to the body and could be useful for healing specific things such as headaches, pain, neurological disorders, helps increase circulation, helps calm the mind and brings harmony and peace overall if done correctly.

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