A shock to a marma (thattu in Malayalam) can be overcome by applying controlled negative shocks (maruthattu in Malayalam). In marma treatment, the injuries to marmas are treated. Ayurvedic medicines are used for massaging and treatments. Marma chikitsa also addresses dislocation of bones, out-of-shape bones, etc.Marma massaging involves massaging the body while applying sufficient pressure over the marmas. Different medicinal oils are used in the massaging.