No time for the spa? Try our energising 5 minute marma point hand massage.
Work is manic, the fridge is empty and you have to make a castle for your daughter to take into school tomorrow (just after you’ve thrown away the last Amazon box)?
Yup - we know the feeling. We have no time anymore to self-indulge in the spa, and in the few minutes we do have we need solutions that are easy and effective.
So, we’ve looked at the 5 key energy points, or marma, in your hands to give you a quick and simple hand massage. You can literally do this anywhere – waiting in your car, at your desk, sitting in front of the tv..just keep a little bottle of lotion or oil in your bag and you'll be ready to roll.
What are the energy, or marma, points? We have 107 physical marma points in our body, which the point where two or more types of tissue meet: muscles, bones, ligaments, bones or joints. It is thought that our key energies that connect our body are situated at these points, and when this energy becomes stagnant then our health can be impacted. Marma point massage works to clear these blockages, in a similar way to acupuncture or reflexology in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This is why we have developed our different massage rituals to follow the key Ayurvedic marma points in the body to use alongside each of our products.
Our Quick and Easy Energising Hand Massage. Here are the key points on the top of your hand to focus on. We then massage one marma point on the palm of your hand, at the end. Massage in small clockwise circular motions for at least 30 seconds at each point.
The key marma point on the top of the hand is called the Kurcha. To find it, hold your hand flat and squeeze a straight thumb gently against the index finger, which should reveal a small fleshy lump – this is where you press – deep enough so you can feel the painful spot.
This point is said to be directly connected to the whole of your upper body and improves the flow of energy to your head. It also supports your digestive processes by improving Agni, which is the ayurvedic term for the digestive fire, which controls your metabolism, digestion and the immune system.
The second smaller marma point here is at the edge of the skin between the thumb and index finger. Massaging here supports the heart and lungs and stimulates your lymphatic system
Moving towards the wrist and you will find the first of 2 corresponding points (called Manibandha). One is another key point for your digestion and for the muscles of your hand. The 2nd is at your wrist, which represents the pelvic area. Then slide in a little and you’ll find the 4th key marma point- said to energise the reproductive system and relieve joint pain.
5. Lastly, on the palm of your hand is a small calming healing marma energy point (called the Talahridaya) which helps circulation in the upper half of your body and helps strengthen your immune system.
And from here, take your massage down into each of the fingers, which represent your head and neck, starting first with the little fingers. Remember that the marma points are located on both hands, on your palms and on the backs.
Enjoy your massage!