Revisit the past & move beyond basic HAIR OILING!
According to ancient Vedic philosophy, the human body is compared to an inverted tree and the head is said to be the root of the tree.
Ayurvedic wisdom too relates to this philosophy and believes that just as a tree requires water and nutrients to grow, our head too needs adequate nourishment and nutrition to stay healthy! And for this purpose, Ayurveda recommends ‘Shiroabhyanga’ or a ritualistic head massage that stimulates the energy switches or vital points of life especially on the head.
Wonder what these strategic points are? Well, these are Marma points!
You might have come across stories of people who found relief from years of pain after a few acupuncture sessions or heard about some deadly martial art moves that can cause irreversible damage, but have you wondered why certain points on the body evoke certain reactions on being massaged or stimulated?
Ayurveda explains it as the presence of marma. According to ancient Ayurvedic literature, the 107 marma points scattered on the body evoke certain reactions on being massaged or when subtly stimulated.
AND Ayurvedic practitioners believe adjusting marma points is the oldest way to tap into the secret reserves of energy, beauty and wellness.
Any massage, including a head massage, becomes effective when marma therapy is used and incorporated into the oiling or massaging process. During a massage, when the marma points are subtly rubbed, pressured, or massaged, they get stimulated. You’d know that most Ayurvedic facials and spa treatments work on this principle.
And you can even stimulate the marma points on the head. There is a total of 37 marma points on the head that boost circulation, hair growth, affect our health, mood, energy and mind.