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Ayurveda Tools: How to Use an Ayurvedic Kansa Wand

There are several Ayurveda tools that help to establish a holistic health and wellness regime. The Ayurvedic kansa wand is one of these ayurveda massage products. The benefits of Ayurvedic Kansa wands are far and wide. Checkout a related post about how using this tool can help your daily wellness ritual if you’re not familiar with the benefits.

Once you’re convinced you want to try it, here’s the lowdown on how to use your Ayurveda kansa wand. (Hint: If you’ve used a jade roller, then you’re in luck: the two tools are pretty similar in function.)

Some General Rules of Thumb:

  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.

You can use the Kansa wand on the soles of your feet as an ayurveda massage tool. Or, you can use it on your face to help rejuvenate the skin.

How to Use a Kansa Wand on your Feet

  1. Start by applying a dab of oil to the metal side of the wand.
  2. Slowly run the kansa wand up and down the sole.
  3. 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.
  4. Massage each foot for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Wipe each foot clean to ensure no oil remains on the foot.

How to Use a Kansa Wand on your Face

  1. Start by applying a dab of oil to the metal side of the wand.
  2. Run the kansa wand in a figure-eight motion on your forehead.
  3. Around your eye, use very light circular movements from the temple to the base of the bridge of your nose
  4. When working your jaw, apply a gentle upward stroke.
  5. Use for 1-15 minutes.
  6. Rinse face with room temperature water.
  7. Apply high quality oil of your choice.

This ayurveda tool has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. Ancient wisdom has a place in our modern world when we apply it with intentionality and care. Try our personal Kansa Wand designed for personal use or travel.

 

 WRITTEN BY NIGEL