Face massages are seriously life-changing. They help with giving you a more sculpted look, they help to destress you after a long day, and are also great for lymphatic drainage. Whether you’re getting one at a spa or doing it yourself at home, we highly recommend that you add this to your daily beauty routine.
Now, we’re pretty sure you’ve heard about the gua sha and jade roller because they’re pretty much everywhere on our Instagram feeds but have you heard about the Kansa wand? Well, this is a 5000-year old massaging tool that has a deep-rooted history in Ayurveda. Let’s dive into the details of this, shall we?
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Kansa wand first came up in the bronze age in India and is a vital part of the ancient practice of Ayurveda. It is a wooden-handled tool with a tip made of kansa, a material made with tin and copper. The material was originally used to make glasses as the material was said to purify water and later people understood its massaging benefits and got hooked onto that.
The kansa metal has alkaline properties and when you massage your skin with the tool, the pH balance is restored. This further helps in fighting signs of premature ageing, wrinkles and inflammation.
Everyone who carries a lot of tension in their face should use this tool as it really helps in massaging those muscles. So, if you’re a jaw clencher or suffer from chronic headaches, this will surely help.
Say goodbye to puffiness cause the kansa wand will really help you drain out all the lymphatic fluid that may have collected.
A kansa wand massage helps in increasing blood circulation in the face and pumps it full of fresh oxygen, this gives the skin a brighter, plumper, and more radiant look.
Just like the gua sha, this too gets into the muscles and gives the face a lifted look. So, if you’re looking to get those high cheekbones, you should start using this ASAP.
To get the most of your kansa wand massage, look at it as a meditative practice. Ayurveda is all about a synergy between the body, mind, and soul and that’s the philosophy with which you should do this massage.
After applying a few drops of serum on your skin, run the wand in circular motions over your forehead, brow bone, temple, and jawline. These are the areas that carry the most tension and are most prone to lines and wrinkles.
Warning: Because the tool is made of metal, people who are allergic to costume jewelry and get rashes from metals, should stay away from it.
If you see something grey accumulate on your skin, don’t worry about it. It’s just because of the metal reacting to the acid content on the skin. Once you’re done with the massage, just wipe of the grey residue with a washcloth.
So, what are you waiting for? Go give yourself an indulgent massage!
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