Kansa is a metal made of a copper and tin alloy (bronze) and a Kansa wand is a hand-held therapeutic tool with that bronze forming a dome-shaped head used for massaging the body, face, head and feet. Our Kansas are lead-free, which is significant because copper and tin are two principal metals that are alloyed with lead. Alchemy is a at the core of Ayurveda’s 5000+ year old history and Kansa, when prepared with traditional techniques and processes is believed to be one of the most innovative and healing alloys to date.
WHAT IS AN ALLOY? An alloy is a combination of metals or a combination of metals and non-metals. A Kansa worth using should always be made without other substances, filler metals or lead.
KANSA MEANS HEALING METAL and healing it is! It energizes the body while reducing stress. Kansa is tri-doshic i.e. stabilizes all doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This stability allows more opportunity for living a long, healthy and spirited human experience.
KANSA IS TRIDOSHIC in that it increases Vata’s essential Prana, enhances Pitta’s transformative Tejas and restores Kapha’s Ojas, the purest form of Kapha energy that can be ascribed to our immunity. If you are very Pitta or are going through a high-pitta season, Kansa can help by drawing out excess acidity (Pitta) from the tissues.
ONE OF THE MOST NOTABLE KANSA TREATMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF AURVEDA is Kansa Vataki or foot massage. Kansa Vataki done with ghee removes stagnant energy and toxins, relieves tired and aching feet, improves energy is deeply nourishing and boosts the body’s ability to heal. It also greatly benefits the eyes and heart.
KANSA IS USED in circular, zig-zag and sweeping motions that do not dig into the body or cause pain. It is said to tend first to the right side of the body and then the left and to make sure to spend the same amount of time on both sides. WHEN GIVING YOURSELF A KANSA FACIAL make sure to use on a clean, warm and moist face (preferably after compressing) with a very light coat of oil. Use light to medium pressure when moving inward on the face and then outward. Definitely sweep along jaw, forehead, up and downward on neck and on shoulders to help with chronic tension and encourage healthy lymph flow.
SOME MORE KANSA BENEFITS
- Improves blood circulation
- Conducts heat and electric charge through the body
- Improves lymphatic flow + expels toxins
- Restore skin’s vitality and au naturel glow
- Restores balance and promotes a restful sleep
- Relieves muscle aches and pains
SIMPLY CLEAN YOUR KANSA with a soft cloth and either frankincense or sweetgrass hydrosol to clear unwanted energy from your wand. You can also dilute tea tree or lemon thyme essential oil with either sesame oil or distilled water and use this solution with a soft cloth. Definitely avoid using commercial or otherwise impure cleansers on your Kansa. And don’t fret any black or ‘greying on the skin. This is most often excess acidity (pitta) being released from the body that we spoke about in the previous paragraph.
WHAT MAKES OUR KANSA SO SPECIAL? Being lead-free and a pure metal alloy that is 99.6% bronze already sets us apart from most of the Kansa in the U.S. but its who we source from that puts us in a league of our own. Ours are from a beautiful woman whose family in India have been making Kansa for over 900 years. In fact, it is so rooted in their lineage that their sir name is Kansara. This is the quality of Kansa you deserve.