Marma is amongst the most powerful and restorative of Ayurvedic therapies, both for the giver and the receiver. The ancient definition of marma points is: “the various points on the body where the subtle life energy becomes matter, where thoughts transfer into the physical”.
Marma points link to the subtle channels called nadis (similar to meridians in the Chinese system of medicine). Just as in the physical body, the passage ways become blocked by toxins, so too the tiniest of mental stresses will cloud or obstruct these subtle points, reducing the flow of energy.
Gentle pressure on the marmas releases the blocks and allows prana, or life energy, to flow to the connecting organs or tissues giving them a new lease of life.The marma technique is potentially the most restorative of the Ayurvedic treatments as it harmonizes the body’s built-in energy network.
Certified as a Marma Chikitsa in 2015 from the Sri Sri Ayurvedic Institute for Education and Wellness in Canada, Emily is our in-house Marma Therapist. Having been a student of meditation since the age of 14, a yoga student since college, and a student of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living Foundation for almost 20 years, along with having earned certificates in Body Therapy and Japanese Acupressure, she brings with her a kind, peaceful and healing energy through her presence alone. Her work as a Marma Therapist is a profound experience in release and loving connection with the body.
Emily resides in Chicago as well as in Lake Tahoe. Her availability for Marma is from October through May.