Marma massage is a specialty of Ayurveda. Only a few practitioners are experts in this form of massage.
It involves the manipulation of 107 vital points called marmas located at different anatomical sites on the body. Traditionally they were used to judge the prognosis of the injuries of warriors and were also used to direct the energy flow to heal their injuries.
Currently, this knowledge is held by a very limited number of practitioners in the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in India. They claim to manage various disorders related to different organs through Marma massage therapy, relieve pain and improve digestion and metabolism.