I'm delighted to be able to offer this ancient, innovative to treatment to my massage clients, because of the fantastic benefits it offers.
Little known in the west, but widely used elsewhere, Kansa wand and Ayurvedic facial reflexology is so beneficial because it's able to:
- release tension and adhesions in tissues, which in turn improves circulation by oxygenating the blood and stimulates the removal of waste
- relax facial muscles, reducing expression lines and promoting a more youthful appearance
- encourage the flow of subtle, unseen energies throughout the body, and particularly in the face, head and neck
For this treatment I will be working on your head, face, neck and chest. I start the massage without using oil, working on the Marmas1 of the head, face and neck. After that, oil is applied using a Kansa wand - new to the west but widely used in Ayurvedic massage - a bronze wand that has healing properties. The wand draws excess heat and toxins out of the body, helping to relax the tissue and smooth out facial lines. It is used with warmed Tridoshic oil3 which energises and balances the doshas2.
The entire massage is based on Ayurvedic face reflexology (Ayur means 'long life' and Veda means 'wisdom') which works on the Marmas1 - energies that flow and connect with each other, throughout your body.
I know that's a lot to take in, but although very new to the west, Kansa wand and Ayurvedic Facial Reflexology has been promoting health and well being for hundreds of years and I'm very excited to be able to offer you this treatment. Please get in touch if you'd like to make an appointment so you can feel the benefits for yourself.
1. Marmas are vital energy points and tend to be located where a number of tissue types meet - for example veins, tendons, arteries and ligaments - and are linked with emotions, thoughts and feelings. The manipulation of the Marmas is said to remove congestion and improve energy flow. The use of oil on these points:
- influences the nervous system, calming the mind and reducing stress
- increases the flow of Prana, (subtle energy flow) thereby reducing pain
- activates the digestive fire detoxing and cleansing, improving circulation, metabolism and rejuvenation of tissues
- enhances vitality, promoting general health and wellbeing
2. There are three 'doshas' or constitutions - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Most people are a mix of two or even three, though there is usually a more dominant one. If there's an imbalance, it's usually because there's an excess of a partcular dosha and it's important to rebalance the doshas and bring them back into harmony. I can give you a short questionnaire to determine which dosha type(s) you are, along with some simple suggestions for how you can stay in balance.
3. Tridoshic oil, balances all three doshas. It's made up of organic cold pressed sesame oil, which has a very high mineral content and contains iron, phosphorus, magnesium,copper,salicylic acid, calcium and trace elements; it's also rich in linoleic acid which nourishes the skin, lecithin which is beneficial for endocrine glands, nerves and brain cells, along with eight amino acids which are important for the brain. It is mixed with herbs that balance all three doshas.