Translated from Sanskrit as “secrete, hidden, or mystical,” there are over 72,000 Marma points located in the body. They are energy points that keep the body and nervous system functioning. Each marma point relates to specific organs or tissues within the body.
Marmas are stimulated by pressure applied with the thumb or index finger to remove any accumulated blocked energy. It restores energy channels to a free flowing working order. Pressure amount varies according to the doshic needs of the recipient- gentle for vatas, moderate for pittas, and deep for kaphas.