Ayurveda means the science of life.  It is an ancient system of healing and wellness dating back 6000 years. imageIt touches all areas of living relating to the body as well as the mind.  Ayurveda describes 3 constitutional types called Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).  Each Dosha represents the 5 Elements of Life (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth).  Vata represents Ether/Air, Pitta encompasses Fire/Water and Kapha is made up of Water/Earth.  We are all made up of different percentage combinations of the 5 Elements.  This is what creates our Dosha type and it also creates the unique nature of each of us.

Ayurveda shows us many ways of dealing with balancing the body and mind with therapies such as warm oil massage known as Abhyanga as well as the more famous Queen of Ayurvedic treatments which is Shirodhara (warm oil poured over the forehead for deep relaxation).  There is also special foot treatments called Pad-Abhyanga or Indian Head Massage called Champi  and specific body therapies such as Marma Therapy which stimulates specific points on the body.  

Marma Therapy is used during body therapies for specific and general help which involves the physiological responses including pain reduction, improved energy flow, nervous tension relief and calms emotions.  The Marma points are stimulated with pressure and movement to balance and create a healing effect.

Marma Therapy a is greatly developed Energy System which was mapped and recorded in the Vedas in ancient times; it has been carried forth right into the present day.  These Marmas are important to our vital life force known as Prana.  This Energy System is made up of 7 Chakras, 14 Nadis and 108 major Marmas.  Marma Points cover the entire body and connect to the Charkra System via channels called Nadis.  The Marma points are specfic and are mapped for treating particular ailments and conditions of the Body/MInd connection including emotions, nervous system, as well as physiological responses in our digestive system, our sense organs, and our motor organs.