Nepalese Oil & Marma Point Massage

Nepalese Oil & Marma Point Massage

Nepalese Oil and Marma Points Massage is linked to Ayurveda and is a traditional Nepalese/Indian alternative medicine system that has a long, rich history of use. Under Ayurvedic medicine, it’s believed that the five elements of the world have a huge impact on a person’s health.

Marma points are specific anatomical locations in your body through which the energy of these elements is believed to flow. Marma point therapy is the practice of stimulating these spots through gentle massage therapy, which specific Dosha Marma Oils are also used.

Ayurvedic medicine proposes marma points therapy as a method of changing or improving your biochemistry. It’s believed to release stagnant energy and stimulate your internal organs, hormones, and other chemicals to help meet the needs of your body.

Marma points therapy is a traditional Ayurvedic massage technique that’s believed to help sustain the flow of energy throughout your body. There are believed to be 107 marma points located around your body. Stimulation of these points is said to affect everything from the health of your organs to the production of hormones and more. The points are also stimulated using different essential oils.

The Treatment

Nepalese Oils and Marma points therapy is done by gently stimulating the marma points around your body through massage therapy using different aromatic oils.

Your therapist will work with the Marma points to help achieve electro-chemical balance in the body. The idea behind massaging the Marma points is to cleanse blocked energy (Chi), by either arousing or calming the doshas.

During a Marma point massage, the points are massaged in a deliberate sequence using specific essential oils.

Marma point massage is not so much a full body massage, but more like a very light stimulation of the points on the body with oils.

Treatment Benefits

  • Stimulating the regeneration of tissue
  • Increases your body’s protection against vata disorders
  • Improves physical stability
  • Promotes better sleep and a deeper sense of relaxation
  • Balances the dosha
  • Improves the flow of vital energy through the body’s energy channels
  • Releases blocked energy causing health issues
  • Improves lymph activity and flushing of toxins
  • Increases circulation

Before and After your Treatment

Here is some guidance on what to do to prepare for your treatment along with what you can expect after the treatment too

  • Try to avoid eating a large meal at least 1 hour before your treatment. Please also refrain from consuming alcohol or using other substances before any treatment or therapy.
  • Arrive on time. This insures that you don’t arrive flustered and stressed. It also means that you will get the most out of your treatment. We ask all clients to arrive 10-15 minutes before their treatment is due to begin.
  • Talk to your therapist. If you are concerned or anxious about anything to do with your treatment let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • We ask our clients to ensure they arrive clean and ready for their treatment. If you are coming straight from work or the gym, please let us know and we can arrange for the use of our shower facilities before the treatment. (A surcharge will apply).
  • All new clients will need to complete a full medical and lifestyle questionnaire before their treatment. All existing clients will need to complete a treatment record card before any subsequent treatments. This is to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care and to comply with our insurance policies.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear. For any spa treatments, a robe will be provided for your comfort.

Everyone client has to complete a medical and lifestyle questionaire on their first visit - we ask you to arrive early (approximately 20 minutes) to allow you time to complete this in our relaxation area. On every subsequent visit you will be asked to confirm that none of the details have changed. This is primarily for your protection and to ensure we are aware of any contra-indications before providing tretment. It is also a requirment of our insurers.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body
  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided as they contain caffeine. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee if not. Or try to drink herbal infusions in place of tea or coffee
  • Avoid any headache tablets as these too contain caffeine
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal. Eat a light and natural diet, as refined and processed foods add to the toxicity levels within the body and hinder the natural healing process
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. Alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.

Healing Crisis

Some people may experience the following after treatment:

  • Feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Headache
  • Heightened emotional state - feeling a little emotional, perhaps even tearful
  • Changes in bowel movements/urine
  • Excess perspiration
  • Flu-like symptoms

These effects are only be temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

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Treatment Options

All initial treatments will include a 20 minute consultation that will be carried out before you have your treatment.

60 Minutes