Marma refers to a sensitive part of the body. In Ayurveda, it is a point in the human body located at the intersections of veins, muscles, joints, bones, ligaments or tendons.
Basti refers to a “container” that can hold warm therapeutic oil infused with healing herbs. In Marma therapy generous quantity of oil is poured and collected over important joints or areas of the body, namely the Lower back(Kati Basti), Neck (Greeva Basti), Chest, Knees (Janu Basti) and Lower abdomen (Udara Basti). This oil is held by a “wall’ made from special herbal powders. Warm oil is usually placed for 30-40 minutes.
Bastis are unparalleled therapies for alleviating painful, degenerative health conditions. The oils and herbs used for various bastis are personalised.
At AYU Center, Marma therapy or Basti treatments are combined with head and body treatment. Around 250 ml warm oil infused with rich herbs is used in combination with special fresh rice and milk bundles to bring forth a deeply rejuvenate response from the body’s nervous system. Techniques, treatment rhythm and applied pressure are all personalised to meet your health needs.
Benefits of Marma therapy include :
• Relieving pain and stiffness
• Relieving swelling and inflammation in the bones and soft tissues
• Strengthening the muscles concerned
• Enhancing blood supply to the area where the basti is applied.