Marma therapy is an ancient Ayurvedic practice whose focus is the manipulation of subtle energy points (prana) in the body for the purposes of supporting the healing process. Marma therapy is the original point system of healing in the body based on the utilization of 107 points in the body which are considered to be access points to body, mind and consciousness.
Knowledge of marma was not separate from Ayurveda. Discussion of the marma points is found in most of the great texts of Ayurveda but the most famous text to explore the subject is the Sushruta Samhita. An important principle of marma therapy is quite simple. Where a strong blow can cause injury, a mild touch can cause healing. This is the most important principle of Marma therapy. When the knowledge of marma is combined with an ability to both perceive and direct the flow of prana, marma chikitsa becomes a powerful tool for influencing the healing of every known condition.