We’ve told you about a lot of different therapies and ways to take care of yourself. But Ayurvedic Marma therapy is different — it’s been practiced since around 2 B.C! Sure, this ancient therapy does wonders for your skin and complexion. But it can also improve insomnia, sinus congestion, and tension headaches.
What is Ayurvedic Marma therapy?
Ayurvedic medicine, “a traditional Indian alternative medicine system” (Healthline), is a holistic medicine. It’s rooted in balance and life energy. In Ayurvedic medicine, marma points are locations on your body where tissues meet and energy is concentrated. It is believed that outside stressors create “imbalances and blockages” (Pure Face Works), greatly impacting our physical and mental health.
In order to relieve these blockages, the marma points are stimulated through gentle massage therapy. This releases the energy that has built up and allow it to flow through the body, or through channels called Nadis. Nadis are the energy channels that connect the Marma points. Specifically in regards to a facial, the marma points in the face are gently massaged. The release of the blocked up energy, now flowing through the Nadis, results in the rejuvenation of the skin, brightens your complexion, and just gives your skin that energized feeling.
What are the benefits?
Ayurvedic Marma facial therapy works wonders for the skin. On top of rejuvenation and brightening the complexion, this facial can alleviate a lot of the tension and stress that builds up in your face. For example, it’s getting colder and your sinuses may be starting to feel the pressure. Next time you have congested sinuses, try getting an Ayurvedic Marma facial. The gentle massage of the facial Marma points increases circulation, resulting in the release of tension in the facial muscles and tissue.
Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic medicine. This means that the medicine treats the entire person as a whole, both physical, mental, and spiritual health. And although we are specifically discussing Marma facial therapy, there are actually Marma points all over your body. By massaging the Marma points anywhere on your body, you are releasing blocked up energy and will likely experience a calming sensation all over your body.
Although there aren’t too many studies out there on the scientific-credibility of Ayurvedic medicine, it is an ancient medicine practice that has been around for centuries. It’s actually still heavily practiced throughout India and Nepal today. Ask us about our Ayurvedic Marma facial therapy treatments at your next visit.