Updated: Jul 23
This little bronze dome held on a wooden handle is making magic wherever it is waved. Kansa (pronounced kahn-sah) simply means bronze which is an alloy, a blend of copper and tin. It is known in India, it’s homeland, as a “healing metal” and has been used for centuries for stress relief and to enhance well being. Just now we are discovering how effective it is for face massage and beauty as it magically revitalizes the face and complexion, evokes a greater sense of peace and ease, and brings life and light back to the face. It is also great for men as it soothes the skin after shaving.
Estheticians and clients alike are seeing a gentle lift, easing of fine lines and are loving giving and receiving the treatment.
So how does it work?
Gentle massage moves lymph which helps better cleanse our skin and reduces any kind of puffiness. It improves circulation. More fresh blood into the skin brings more oxygen and nutrients so the skin looks and feels better nourished. Gentle friction, movements back and forth on the skin, reduce acidity and breaks down micro crystals that put crimps in our collagen that can result in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Kansa unkinks your collagen!
But, our western science is only just beginning to acknowledging what eastern healing arts such as TCM (Tradtional Chinese Medicine) and Ayurveda have embraced for thousands of years. That is, the body is more than flesh and bones - it is both energy and light. Massage with the kansa wand works with this energy and turns on those lights giving us that glow of health and beauty.
It helps open marma points, centers in this energy network that help the body better attune to its needs.
It might stimulate piezoelectric in our collagen that brings energy and light to the complexion.
It also has a resonance or subtle hum that seems to soothe and re-tune our mind. And, not least of all, the kansa wand feels amazingly calming and sensual whilst working deeply effectively. It is something you can do for yourself, have a friend or family member use on you or of course receive as a professional service at places like Awaken Skin Care in California. However the magic of the kansa wand touches you, we know you are going to love it!
Work on clean skin with quality oil. Jojoba oil is a great choice for the face. Strokes should be circular and upward and outward for best results.
It is great to start with a massage using little circles all over the scalp and top of the neck. Apply oil to the face then work as follows:
A clockwise spiral in the middle of the forehead then zig-zags up and down, back and forth.
Working on one side of the face, go back and forth over the right eye.
Make gentle clockwise circles at the temple.
Work around the right eye in both directions and then around the cheekbone - first counter clockwise then clockwise.
Work under the cheekbone moving more firmly on the stroke in the up and out direction and more lightly as you return to the midline.
Try small circles in front of the right ear hole and then work up back and forth over the lower cheek and then up and down the right jaw line.
Circle around the mouth then in the middle of the upper lip (both optional) and in the middle of the chin.
Work on one side of the neck and face at a time and compare the difference.
Keep the pressure comfortable. And then work on the left side of the face working the strokes in reverse gradually moving back to the forehead and finishing with a clockwise spiral again.
Safe, effective and pleasurable to use once a day!