Maharishi Ayurveda Marma Therapy is rooted in the Ayurvedic health tradition of India. This profound method of healing though the body’s vital energy points, has been refined over thousands of years.
The ancient texts of Ayurveda state that our vital strength is contained within points of power called marmas.
Ayurveda sees the life-force that animates our body as flowing though a network of nadis or subtle channels. Marmas are like miniature power stations within that network that control and regulate the flow of energy.
Blockages within this energy network can lead to numerous health problems.
By releasing energy blockages within this subtle energy system, Maharishi Ayurveda Marma Therapy can have a very profound effect that would be difficult to replicate with other treatments.
Sequential treatments of different marma points helps to detoxify, revitalise and de-stress the whole of your body/mind system. So, if you have a specific complaint or just want a health boost, Maharishi Ayurveda Marma Therapy can help.
I came for my treatment feeling very tired, anxious and stressed. After a difficult year for me, we were in the middle of moving out of one house, and had just heard we had lost one we were hoping to buy. After the first part of the treatment, to the hands, I felt relaxed, expanded and liberated. I could breathe easily again.
As the back treatment progressed, I felt more and more profound relaxation and liquid bliss flowing through my whole body. With the face treatment the bliss increased, and every pore of my head and body was saturated with liquid golden bliss. It was beautiful! Then at the end, there were just a few moments of treatment to the navel. This was extraordinary; I felt the whole abdominal area melting, as an incredible softness and sweetness physically entered there dissolving all the tension and stress.
At the same time, with my inner eyes, I saw clearly a Divine presence overseeing the whole process and full of love and grace. Afterwards I felt completely different. All the anxiety and all the uncomfortable pressure in my body had gone. I felt relaxed and happy, and was able to carry on packing up very easily. I felt so grateful for the gift of this treatment, which was truly sublime.
I feel fantastic! For a day or so after the treatment my head felt very heavy and I felt sad and tearful. Now I feel very calm and balanced and the constant chatter in my head has gone. I don’t feel so ‘clenched’ anymore.
Since my treatment I’ve felt happy, focused, balanced and calm and have been sleeping well. My hysterectomy scar has felt tender and I’ve been getting twinges that I haven’t felt for months but I’ve been assured this is part of the healing process.
I’ve found the whole experience very good, and enlightening. I was explaining to a friend of mine yesterday how a cloud seemed to lift at certain points during the treatment, and how lovely that felt!
After Marma Therapy my headache has gone. I feel relaxed. My stomach is no longer swollen and my whole body feels light. I breathe better, and no longer have any feeling of blockage in my chest.
After the last treatment, I felt in a rage for days. I then felt liberated from underling pain and sorrow. My neck is now less swollen and the pressure I had there has gone. As a result, I can breathe more easily.
I have become quieter and less stressed. After each treatment my neck feels light and relaxed. I now no longer feel pressure in the neck and feelings guilty seem to have gone. (Note: this feeling was localised in her neck.)
The Marma Therapy is very good. I feel relaxed for the first time in a years. The effect of the therapy is very strong. I feel really energetic even hours afterwards. I have never felt such a silence in me as after the Marma Therapy.
My headache stopped as soon as I had treatment and this lasted for 2 hours after I got home. When it came back home, I tried Marma Therapy on the points I was shown. It was unusual how fast and easily my headache disappeared.
with neurological disorder and involuntary, slow movements of feet and arms
After Marma Therapy I felt so full of energy like never before. After I have treatment my body is completely at rest and there is no longer any movements in my arms or legs.
I just wanted to say thank you for organising the marma weekend. I thought it was absolutely amazing and am trying to absorb everything that happened. I feel like I have been given a very special gift or profound knowledge and I need to work out what to do next. I am so glad that I booked on this course again because I absorbed so much more this time.
It’s unbelievable. My neck is completely free. I can turn my head again without pain. Even the cramp in my stomach has gone completely and I now have a completely different feeling in my body.
I had pain in the neck, especially when turning my head to the left. After 5 minutes Marma Therapy, the pain disappeared. I noticed how everything fell away from me like a suit of armour. Now I feel completely free in my neck. It’s amazing!
As Dr Schrott recommended, before going to sleep I massage using a little lavender oil on my Indrabasti Marma point. It has a very pleasant and calming effect and has proved very helpful. It gives me a quiet sleep and soothes my legs.
I love this therapy so much, it just takes things to another dimension. Feedback from clients is wonderful and I am finding it especially profound when working with people at the end of life. I have also found it very powerful when working at a distance with someone.
This treatment is great and I totally enjoy it. It is so gentle and relaxing and so different from western massage. After treatment my back was completely relaxed, and the problems there solved. My neck is much freer.
My first Marma Therapy sessions I have given have been a success. The first success was on myself when I had strong head pain due to cervical blockage. The other was on my mother’s pelvic problems – after a single treatment this problem has been almost eliminated! Many thanks!)
Marma Therapy has become such a big part of my life now. I have had really good success treating my mother’s circulation problems and treating nerve pains she suffered from in her legs.
Last week, after the treatment, was lovely, amazing! This week even more so, very relaxing, comforting. I found myself inwardly smiling all the time. Normally it would be hard to stay in the present moment. Each little [Marma] point was incredibly powerful. You think it couldn’t get better, but it does. When you were treating my head, I felt so light, great brightness and expansiveness. Then on the navel, it was so comforting. And the feet – uncannily powerful. Overall an energetic feeling of being cared for.
Maharishi Ayurveda Marma Therapy is based on Sukshma Marma, which has been developed over the last few decades by Dr Ernst Schrott. It is a soft yet powerful treatment of the body’s marma points (vital areas) and nadis (energy channels) to purify, strengthen, rejuvenate and revitalise the body.
Great healing secret of Ayurveda
Maharishi Ayurveda Marma Therapy is the art of treating very special vital points on the human body, and is one of the greatest healing secrets of Ayurveda. It can be used to detoxify the body, to strengthen and revitalise, for rejuvenation and relaxation, and to release blocked energy.
Through these energy points we can stimulate the function of internal organs, strengthen self-healing power, and harmonise mind and body. We can improve eyesight, balance the digestive system, alleviate headaches, reduce tension, and alleviate or cure many everyday complaints.
This treatment covers a wide spectrum of applications: from simple self-treatment to elaborate clinical therapy, which requires vast medical experience and specially trained therapists.
In South India, Marma Therapy is extensively used as an independent treatment. Yet almost all Ayurvedic treatments include the treatment of marmas, as they are key points in the body’s intelligence and affect both body and mind. Such treatments are applied using massage and oil applications, herbal and heat packs, and cleansing treatments.
In traditional Indian natural medicine, there is often only limited application of Marma Therapy: The treatment is concentrated less on the energy field of the Marma point and more on the tissue structure that is extensively included in a massage. In some ways, this treatment is similar to the muscle, tendon and trigger point massage in Western physiotherapy.
With support from J. R. Raju, M.D., Ernst Schrott, M.D. has created a soft, natural and effective therapy based on Vedic knowledge, classic ayurvedic texts and years of studies and research, supplemented by practical and clinical experience and verbal Marma traditions.
This gentle Marma treatment technique, the Sukshma Marma® Concept, is now presented and taught in Europe by best-selling author Ernst Schrott, M.D., board member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ayurveda, head of the Deutsche Ayurveda-Akademie and Co-Director of the Department for Ayurveda Massage Therapy at the Maharishi Colleges for Perfect Health International.
Maharishi Ayurveda Marma Therapy works on the level of consciousness and requires sensitivity “smart hands”, as well as proper training. It has specific and immediate balancing and healing effects when used for self-treatment and for treatment of others.
It should not include any pressure on the marma points. Very subtle touch, or attention alone, can enliven the inner intelligence located in the marmas and can quickly bring about balancing, rejuvenating and healing effects.