It takes care of blocks in energy channels called strotras.
It pacifies the vata dosha, (air and space elements), bringing it to its normal path especially vyana vata, (a sub-dosha which controls the autonomic nervous system.)
It creates physical, mental and emotional flexibility. Because of ama (toxins) and because of vata, human beings after the age of 35 or 40 become stiff- and this happens to animals and plants too. As vata increases in our body, we experience degeneration. This stiffness could be seen as being fixed in ideas, emotions and physical movements.
This subtle treatment leads to an opportunity to experience incredible and dynamic transformation at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels through building a positive connection with the unconscious mind. At times, people are unable to get out of their ‘comfort zones.’ They think they have absolute limitations. After marma therapy is done, they can proceed with taking positive risks.
This is a huge aspect of the Ayurvedic treatment. Marmas are specific points on the body where the application of slight force or pressure induces the flow of vital energy (Prana) in a complex system of subtle channels known (nadis). In accordance with the knowledge found in Dhanur Veda (deals in martial art) ayurveda idenitifies about 107 therapeutic marma points.
Hence, healing through the Marma abhyanga influences the chakras, Physical health and the doshas. The purpose of a Marma Abhyang is to simulate the various body organs and system. Kalari Marma Therapy focuses on rejuvenating the body to relieve occupational illness and stress related diseases. It often helps the couples to re-establish harmony in marital life. In this field, Kalari master (Gurukual) is the spiritual Guru counsellor and physiotherapist all rolled in to one Marma Chikitsa.