The other day, I was sitting under the dryer in the last phase of my hair color at an salon in Buckhead while taking a phone, magazine, break; in other words, a short break from stimulation to just “be”. Lo and behold, in front of me there was a screen where the salon was showing their new oil formulations. A woman was demonstrating massaging “Marma” points on her face and head with the oil as her morning routine. The points were even named in their original language, Sanskrit.
I felt moved to check it out. What a soothing sequence it was and it left me feeling soothed just watching!
I was elated to witness this in Buckhead and realized how happy I am to share with you that all the tips about oils and Marma that I repeatedly post is to inspire you of the benefits of these simple, beautiful, beneficial rituals for everyday life, and for your holistic path to wellness. The video proclaimed Marma to stimulate, purify and energize! This is a great and easy explanation when anyone asks you what Marma is.
Here is what was featured in the video, and how you can apply it to your everyday life:
A woman had a soft brush in her hand in which she massaged her shoulders, lower neck, and gently around her face and forehead. Then she put oil in her hand – you can use one drop lavender, one drop geranium and one drop rose or jasmine organic essential oil mixed with small amount of sesame, jojoba, or coconut oil. She then began with pressing/massaging the following marma points:
Massage the temples (Shanka): In a nutshell it calms the mind, balances emotions and reduces stress, headaches and even helps the stomach with balancing acidity and GERD.
Massage the point between the eyebrows and two fingers above (Ajna): This point facilitates the optimal function of pineal and pituitary gland regulating hormones. This point unfolds intuition and insight, benefits eyes, reduces stress, and insomnia. If you don’t get the exact spot, don’t worry, it’s ok if you are a little off.
Massage the point or press at the center of the hairline (Kapala): This is great for mental stress, balancing emotions, calming the mind, and hormonal balance.
You’re done! Rub the rest of the oil on the decollete (above breasts) and base of the neck.
What an easy and calming ritual to start your day!