How to Use a Kansa Wand

How to do face Massage using Kansa Wand

A Kansa wand is a wooden-handled tool with a tip made of kansa metal—a material made of copper and tin.  In Ayurveda, Kansa serves a wide variety of beneficial purposes thanks to its antimicrobial and detoxifying properties. 

It works its magic by making contact with the marma points (acupressure points) around the face, which are the energy centers that help determine our internal balance. It cleanses impurities, improves lymphatic function, and boosts complexion & skin radiance.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Promotes lymphatic drainage.
  • Alleviates stress and muscle tension
  • Improves the skin’s complexion & elasticity
  • Promotes cell regeneration
  • Balances the skin’s pH levels.

HOW TO USE:

1. Massage the wand in circles around the middle of the forehead five times in a counterclockwise direction. Repeat five times in a clockwise direction.
Massage forehead anticlockwise with kansa wand
2. Draw the figure-eight pattern on the forehead five times. This calms the mind and emotions, stimulates memory & improves concentration. It’s also helpful for relieving sinus headaches.
Draw the figure-eight pattern on the forehead with Kansa Wand
4. Circle the cheekbone five times using firm pressure.
Circle the cheekbone five times with Kansa Wand.
5. Move under the cheekbone. Massage upward and downward with firm pressure, moving from the corner of the mouth up to the earlobe and back to the corner of the mouth.
Move under the cheekbone with Kansa Wand.
6. Move to the jawline. Move from the chin back along the jaw to the ear lobe and down towards the shoulders for lymphatic drainage.
Move from the chin back along the jaw to the ear lobe and down towards the shoulders for lymphatic drainage.

USE KANSA WAND for foot Relaxation & Acupressure

  • Slowly run the kansa wand up and down the sole.
  • Then begin to work in gentle circular motions applying very light pressure. Repeat these circular motions on the main part of your foot, then work gently across the toes. Find the areas that feel the most release.
  • Massage each foot for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wipe each foot clean to ensure no oil remains on the foot.

Some General Rules of Thumb while using kansa wand:

  1. Use High Quality Oils: Avoid using a kansa wand without using oil or serum. The oil reduces friction and prevents the wand from tugging at your soft skin. Use high quality coconut oil, jojoba oil or ghee (clarified butter).
  2. Monitor Application Pressure: Make sure you don’t push too hard. Applying too much pressure or pulling too hard can make you prone to wrinkles!
  3. Don’t Overdo Frequency of Use: You should also avoid using it more than a couple of times per week. You can add this into your weekly ritual, you don’t need to add into your daily ritual to start. 
  4. Lookout for Grayish Skin Coloration: Don’t freak out if the oil starts to turn grey while you’re using your wand. This is a common reaction that occurs when toxins are being pulled out of the skin. You can just wash this away with warm water.
  5. Perform a Skin Patch Test:  Please make sure you don’t have an allergy to the metals by testing out on a small patch of skin before using.
  6. How to clean your kansa wand: When using for the first time, we recommend gently cleaning the metal part of the wand with a clean, chemical-free soap. Towel dry. Do this after each treatment to keep the wand sanitized for the next use.

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