Varmam or Marma therapy is a subsystem of Tamil Siddha medical System. Varmam is a subtle energy that enables the functioning of whole body, mind and soul. The places where this energy resides and help to activate both body and life is called Varmam/Marma points.
These points are the reservoirs of pranic energy and it is distributed throughout the body at 108/107 locations. When the flow of pranic energy is affected by injury, stress, strain, abnormal physical activity, abnormal food habits etc. it disturbs the metabolic and physiological activity of the organ or region concerned and this ultimately results in disease and pain.
Before man begin to use herbals, metals, minerals and animal products as medicine he found out that he could use his own fingers to cure his disease and it was Kai Maruthuvam which is now popularly known as Varmam/Marma therapy.
The objective of "Varmam/Marma Therapy" is to stimulate these affected varmam points through special manipulation or Applied system ( massage in a path ) techniques to unblock and energize the energy flow to its normal condition, so that various Acute/Chronic diseases /disorders /pain can be cured. Varmam/Marma Therapy can also work independent without medicines