Miracles are everywhere
Miracles are everywhere! After a quarter of a century living by the sea, I’m still amazed at tides. They make local rivers, beaches, marinas and harbours fill and empty every day, twice! So cool! And how wonderful that we can press a switch and the light comes on?
So when people sometimes say that the results of Marma therapy are ‘miracles’, I am of course delighted. It means that they have experienced benefits, and quickly. But I know that it is just the nature of the body to react in a particular way to a specific stimulus.
These are some of those ‘miracles’: a finger that fused crooked after a fracture a couple of years previously became straight after a very short treatment. A client who fell down the stairs four years ago and landed on her head, finishing up in hospital. There she was in an induced coma for several weeks followed by months of rehab, and lost her sense of taste and smell. After a treatment of her face and head, taste and smell returned. It was a bit intermittent, but they returned to the point that she had an ‘emotional’ reaction to egg and chips! And even bought a scented candle.
A restaurateur who limped in with severe back pain which affects him periodically was able happily to walk out. As he was leaving he said: ‘are you sure your name is Marek and not Jesus?’!!
A lawyer with a sinusitis headache that disappeared after a few minutes’ treatment said: ‘Miraculous. These are miracles.’
A lady with back issues said: ‘My back is getting better in leaps and bounds, thanks to your miraculous treatments.’ Someone with a headache who had a few minutes’ treatment said: ‘I came here with a headache, now it’s gone. Result!’ A client with carpal tunnel syndrome found their symptoms went after a five minute treatment… and the list goes on.
How does it work?
How does Marma therapy work? We know from Ayurveda that, in addition to the physical body, we also have an ‘energy’ body with 72,000 channels (known as Nadis in Ayurveda – these would be equivalent to the meridians in acupuncture etc.). These channels converge and join at certain points on the body, making these special points – the Marmas – very significant in treatments.
Each of the Marmas connects to all the other Marmas through this network of channels, so when you treat one, you are treating them all. In addition, each Marma has a particular connection to specific organs, joints and systems in the body. The energy body also provides a connection between the body and the environment, so the Marmas are a kind of cosmic switchboard between different parts of the body, as well as between the physiology and the environment.
Blockages in the channels, or Nadis, can result in physical – or emotional – symptoms. By treating the Marmas in the gentle way taught in Maharishi Marma Therapy, the energy is enlivened. This encourages free flow of energy and, as a result, blockages dissolve. People then report that they feel better, sometimes immediately. Et voilà! Miracles!