Vedic, also known as Ayurvedic, massage therapy helps an organism receive nutrient material from within the body and expel toxins. This therapy is an ideal remedy for pain, whether caused by deranged vata, pitta or kapha. Ayurvedic massage therapy also compliments other healing methods. In Ayurvedic massage therapy, the practitioner mostly works with the knowledge of the marmas or Indian pressure points and typically uses a massage mat made of reeds, an Indian-style futon or a cotton mattress, rather than a massage table.
(Source: Sanatan Society, www.sanatansociety.org)