Varma Therapy

Varma kalai is an Tamil term meaning "art of vital points" originated in Tamilnadu. It is a component of traditional massage, alternative medicine, traditional yoga and martial arts in which the body's pressure points (varma or marma) are manipulated to heal or cause harm. The healing application called vaidhiya murai is used in ayurveda and siddha medicine (siddha vaidyam) to treat patients suffering from ENT ( Ear, Nose, and Throat ) related problems, paralysis, hemiplegia, nervous disorder, sciatica, spondylitis and other conditions. Its combat application is known as varma adi or marma adi meaning "pressure-point striking", and can be done either empty-handed or with a blunt weapon such as a stick or staff.