Marma Chikitsa

A marma is a vital energy point in the body located at anatomical sites where blood vessels, nerves, tendons, muscles and bones intersect; they are vital because they are infused with prana (vital energy). Resembling acupuncture points but extending to larger areas of the body. Marma points bridge the gap between the physical and energetic bodies by carrying information between the mind and the body’s organs and tissues.

Marma Chikitsa is the precise art of touching and individual in exactly the right place at a critical moment in time for the purpose of healing. Marmani serves as points of access to the body’s innate intelligence, opening the door to health and wellbeing. They are vehicles to reach Ayurvedas’s ultimate goal: perfect health (Vasant Lad, BAMS).

Applications and Benefits of Marma Therapy (Marmachikitsa)

Marma therapy restores balance to the nervous system, burns cellular toxicity, and assists the brain in the release of neurotransmitters that affect mood and pain. It also brings luster to the skin and an overall feeling of both rest and rejuvenation.

Physical Pain

Marma points are stimulated to reduce pain, improve circulation, de-stress the tissues, and improve healing response: i.e., physical trauma, sports injuries, migraines, back and neck pain, scoliosis, fractures, surgical recovery, TMJ syndrome and chronic fatigue to mention a few.

Organ Support and general circulation

Local marmas can be stimulated to improve circulation to and from the deeper organs and tissues that cannot be easily massaged, to improve healing, increase oxygen, remove accumulated wastes (aam), and allow the organs to self heal: i.e., marmas of the neck and throat for thyroid conditions, similarly for kidney stones, ovarian and uterine fibroids, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, constipation, hepatitis and increases body’s immune response.

Asato ma sad-gamaya;
Tamaso ma jyotir-gamaya;
Mrtyor-ma amrutam gamaya;
Aum... shanti, shanti, shanti.

Lead me from unreal to real;
Lead me from darkness to light;
Lead me from death to immortality.
Aum... peace, peace, peace.

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28 (Show Translation)

Emotional Release

The marmas are delicately accessed and stimulated to remove blocked psychosomatic pain: i.e., high levels of stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), loss and grief. This profound work restores flow of subtle energy and awakens the body’s innate healing powers.

Spiritual Awakening

Some of the marmani are located close to the seven major chakras. These marmas can be used to awaken and heal imbalances in the chakras for those aware or not of their spirituality regardless of one’s religious beliefs. This application helps to release reoccurring obstacles to spiritual growth. It removes mental blockages, including those in the subconscious mind.


If you are interested in Marma Therapy Training please contact us for upcoming workshops

Testimonials from Students:

Namaste and thank you Anay! 

What a beautiful workshop that left me vibrating with positivity and completely inspired yet again. 

Your knowledge and obvious passion for sharing comes through as so obviously intuitive and we are all blessed to have such a beautiful teacher to share these things with us! You teach from the heart which in turn reaches and inspires us in the same way.

Thank you for your time and your teachings and look forward to attending the next and to hopefully working with you to help bring your inspiration a little North

Would love to talk further about that! 

Much gratitude for you and all you do

Blessings & Namaste,

-Stephanie G. Juno Beach


As a young woman who has been deeply interested in ayurvedic healing modalities for many years, attending Anay Abreu’s Marma Chikitsa weekend long workshop was the first step toward realizing a personal dream. Words will fall short of what I gained and experienced on a conceptual, physical and spiritual level from the two full workshop days. I have no massage therapy background, but through expert hands-on instruction by Anay, a clearly designed anatomical guidebook created by her, and the supportive environment she created, I took off. The sessions were seamlessly organized – with theoretical information and hands-on instruction throughout the weekend. In fact, students spent most of their time doing hands-on healing work. Practicing! We had plenty of opportunity to ask questions. She is a kind, thoughtful instructor imparting a tradition that has the power to heal on a deep level. I hope many more people have the opportunity to learn from Anay and gain instruction in Marma. 

-Sabrina Lopez, Miami


This to me is the summary of your teachings and my experience. Forever grateful for you Amrita.

It was like having complete direct experience of Prana and Shakti. Being awakened or unveiled. Effortlessly. Without control.

My experience from the Marma Therapy workshop was profound. It is said that true knowledge is transmitted through direct experience. This is exactly what was transpired as Amrita teaches through love, devotion, divine knowledge and direct experience. She has a true gift and it is evident that it is her Dharma to share this with others. It was more than I could have imagined. Such attention to details, such intuition, such love and comfort as we truly learned hands-on in a group flowing in Prana. And I think it is safe to say that we all have nothing but positive feedback from our experiences.

With deep gratitude. I look forward to practicing, sharing and learning more from you Amrita.

– Leela Martin, Miami


I believe this is the missing piece to create my private practice. What a major revelation…So grateful to have met you.

-Alison Lessard, Miami Beach


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