Essential Oils For Marma Chikitsa (Marma Point Massage) + Infographics

Massage with essential oils or aromatic oils (Aromatherapy massage) is one of the most powerful and best forms of Marma massage therapy. The combined effect of the benefit of touch and the therapeutic effect of these oils makes for a profound experience.

Marma points are the seats of Jeeva or life. This means that Marmas are important points where the life element exists. Essential oils and Aromatic oils applied on Marma points have powerful effects upon the Marmas, serving to radiate their influence to the different channels, organs and systems of the body and mind.

Marma points are the seats of Jeeva or life.

The oils can penetrate deep into the Marmas and adjust the energy level and frequency of Marmas. They can reduce excess doshas and bring in the subtle healing energies of primary vitality (Prana), primary radiance (Tejas) and immune power (Ojas).

Applying essential oils on the Marma points gives a kind of quick or instant relief. This is particularly good for acute conditions or if one does not have the time for a full treatment. Use cool and sedative oils like sandalwood to relieve pain, inflammation or irritation at the site. Touch these particular Marma points for pain relief. Use warming and stimulating oils like cinnamon or eucalyptus to remove cold and stiffness and promote circulation. Various pain balms like Tiger balm, which contain mainly camphor, menthol or wintergreen can be used in this way as well.

The choice of essential oils for Marma point massage will depend on the function of that Marma point, as well as the type of disorder the person is suffering from. Correctly selected Marma oils will intensify the effect of the Marma therapy.

Even when you apply the oil locally, without targeting the specific Marma point, it often has a profound effect. Soft and flowing strokes are used in the massage to help to stimulate the blocked energies and thus help the prana flow freely within the body. When the blocked energies are removed, it helps one to relax and promotes both physical and psychological relaxation.

Bookmark this post as we’ll be adding new content in the coming weeks ~ even more information about which essential oils to use on specific Marma points.

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Mallika Varma, holds a bachelor’s degree, B.A.M.S. from State  Ayurvedic college and Hospital, Lucknow and a postgraduate degree M.S. in Kshara Sutra Avum Anushastra Karma from Sri Venkateswara Ayurvedic College, Tirupathi. She brings more than 7 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda.  She is specialized in Ayurvedic general surgery, parasurgical procedures (Kshara Jalauka, Siravedhyan, Agni Karma) and in the treatment of anorectal disorders. She is also experienced in the treatment of gastro, respiratory, genitourinary, skin and lifestyle disorders through natural herbal medicine, Yoga and Panchkarma. She has participated in many national and international seminars in the field of Ayurveda and has also presented best awarded papers on Ayurveda.

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