Kansa Vatki foot massage is a massaging technique carried through Kansa Vatki whose meaning is ‘Metal Bowl’. This centuries-old treatment begins the same way as always, by bathing the feet and legs to clean and relax them.
Then, carefully and deliberately the toes, feet, ankles and calves are encouraged to relax through the application of massage techniques carried out with various medicated oils, best suited to your Dosha.
The particularity of the treatment is the use of a small metal Kansa bowl to rub onto and stimulate the feet. The 3 metals used are copper, zinc and tin. Copper is thought to help in reducing pain and inflammation, Zinc is thought to help in proper functioning of the immune system and digestion while Tin is believed to be helpful in digestion, relieving headaches and insomnia.
This relaxing treatment is done on the feet but provide benefits to the mind and body. Those who think foot massage is beneficial only for feet and legs would be surprised to know that this therapy brings balance to the entire system from head to toe. This is a unique treatment to stimulate the vital nerves than terminate to the feet.
A Marma point focused massage is then performed to work on specific Marma points. There are 107 main Marma points around the body, 14 of which can be found on the lower legs and feet. Stimulating these points can help to relieve certain conditions around the body and free the energy flow.
The treatment can be taken alone, or is ideal if combined with a full body treatment.
Benefits of Kansa Vatki Foot Massage:
- Relaxes tired feet
- Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
- Enhance joint mobility in the lower limbs
- Helps to relieve eyestrain and tired eyes
- Improves the condition of ligaments and muscles of the lower limbs
- Helps to detoxify the internal organs
- Increases strength and stamina in the lower limbs
- Helps in the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression
- Enhances mental activities
- Induces sound sleep
- Calms the body
- Restores and balances the body’s innate energy.
This massage is not only deeply relaxing, but also highly revitalising for tired feet and legs and while it is good for everyone, it is particularly appreciated by those who spend long time on their feet.