Thokkanam is a combination of two words ‘Thokku’, meaning body and ‘anam’ meaning support or tone or heat. Thokkanam is one of the 32 external remedies in Siddha system. It is a structured massage technique mainly used in treatment of chronic rheumatic (vaatham) ailments. Thokkanam focuses on treating diseases caused by aggravation of vatham. According to humoral theory of Siddha, Vatham is the active force responsible for the physiological functioning of Neuro muscular as well as musculo skeletal systems. In Neuro muscular disorders vaayu or vatham is affected leading to wasting of muscles. So by rejuvenating the depleted vaayus through Thokkanam it is easier to treat the patient and prevent disability if intervened earlier.
Benefits of Thokkanam
Once considered an alternative or fringe approach, Varmam massage therapy is now much more mainstream and growing in popularity. This form of therapy involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and to promote relaxation throughout the entire body, as well as many other benefits.Varmam Advanced Thokkanam massage is an intricate art which needs many years of practice and constant learning and refinement,at ANBU Healing you will get the right guidance and authentic traditional treatment for the ailments you are having based on deep rooted knowledge on Human Anatomy and the principles of Varma.