Varma Therapy

Varma kalai is a Tamil word meaning “art of vital points”. It is an unique Martial Art of Tamil Nadu. Componentts of Varma Kalai are used in traditional massage, medicine, and martial arts in which the body’s pressure points (varma ormarma) are manipulated to heal or cause harm. The healing application called Varma Vaidhiya is used to treat patients suffering from paralysis, nervous disorder, spondylitis and other conditions. Its combat application is known as varma adi , meaning “pressure point striking”. Usually taught as an advanced aspect of unarmed Tamil fighting systems, like Kuttu Varisai, Adi Murai, Silambam, Malyuthamand Kusthi strikes are targeted at the nerves, veins, tendons, organs and bone joints.