Kansa Vatki Foot Massage
Kansa Vatki Foot Massage™ has been practised in India for centuries, following the tried and trusted Ayurvedic tradition.
At the heart of the treatment is the small 3 metal bowl. Metals are extensively used in Ayurvedic treatments. Copper, Zinc and Tin are the major constituents of the authentic Kansa Vatki bowl. Copper helps in reducing pain, inflammation, and arthritis and also improves the quality of haemoglobin. Zinc helps in proper functioning of immune system, digestion, control of diabetes etc., and Tin is believed to be helpful in digestion, relieving headaches and insomnia.
Ghee, Sesame oil or Coconut butter are used depending on individual constitution.
This treatment involves working on the feet and lower limbs, with particular emphasis on marma points, Chakras, Kansa Vatki movements and simple yet effective massage techniques. A soothing session helps to draw out excess heat, leaving the entire body cool, refreshed and relaxed.
This treatment is good for everyone and ideal for all those who spend long hours on their feet.
Some of the many benefits:
- Relaxes tired feet and nourishes the skin
- Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
- Improves joint mobility and relaxes the muscles of feet and legs
- Promotes sound sleep and soothes the agitated mind
- Helps to alleviate stress, anxiety, nervousness and depression
- Relieves eyestrain from prolonged computer use
- Restores levels of Prana (energy)
- Helps to rebalance the bio-energetic principles (doshas) of Ayurveda that regulate body functions.
Ayurveda and the Kansa Vatki (KV) Foot MassageThis massage is central to our health and wellbeing. It is considered most helpful in the prevention and treatment of illness. It is suggested that KV foot massage is practised as a daily ritual, especially before retiring at night.
Clients really enjoy the warm, soothing feeling of Kansa Vatki bowl when rubbed on the sole of the feet with vigorous circular and stroking movements.
Hand techniques include friction, knuckling and effleurage on the feet and the legs this stimulates the blood and lymphatic flow. These techniques assist the vital flow of prana in the lower limbs.
As there are seven Chakras in the body there are seven chakras on the soles of the feet. The whole chakra system is connected to the soles of the feet. Therefore, the soles of the feet are directly connected to the human soul. So, working on the chakra points of the feet helps in re-balancing the Chakras.
Marma points are vital energy centres that are located throughout the body. They have considerable impact on our health and wellbeing. There are 107 primary marma points. Marma therapy detoxifies, energises and rejuvenates. Marma therapy can help in removing blockages and thereby allowing free flow of prana (life force of energy).
Ayurveda is the traditional medicine system of India. It is the world’s oldest healing system, dating back approximately 5,000 years. Ayurveda is considered to be the mother of all forms of modern medicine. "Ayur" means life and "Veda" means knowledge. So Ayurveda means knowledge of life.
Body massage is an integral part of the Ayurvedic system of healing. It promotes good health, vigour and helps in preventing degenerative dis-eases. Regular detoxification and daily self-help massage forms important part of Ayurveda. This approach to health and wellbeing involves re-balancing physical, mental and spiritual energies.
In Ayurvedic philosophy, wellness and the ability to heal are dependent upon the free flow of energy (prana). Prana is the vital life force that supplies the body and mind with energetic nourishment. The circulation of prana is facilitated via the chakras and a network of fine energy pathways-called-nadis. Kansa Vatki foot massage has a very special place within Ayurvedic tradition.
Ayurvedic foot massage can be traced back 5,000 years.
According to Dr Vasant Lad, we can reduce stress, activate our immune system and even heal our body, mind and consciousness through the simple act of foot massage. Dr Lad postulates that the soles of our feet can open the doors of our body’s internal pharmacy.
In the Ayurvedic tradition, foot massage is said to balance the bodily humors, or doshas — vata, pitta and kapha.
On a biological level, says Lad, “Vata is the principle of movement, governing the body’s sensory and motor function; pitta is bodily temperature and governs biochemical changes, digestion, absorption, assimilation and the transformation of food into energy; and kapha is the building material of the body, used to form new tissues and cells.”
Lad says that these doshas are present in every cell as a genetic code and create a “unique, biochemical lab” in every individual’s body. He points out that since the combinations of vata, pitta and kapha are endless, each person has a constitution that is “as unique as his fingerprint.”
In most people, however, one dosha is primary, another is secondary, and the third is least prominent. Some people could have two dominant doshas.
Kansa Vatki (KV) Foot Massage is one the best ways to balance the tri-dosha.
When it’s not possible to receive a complete Kansa Vatki (KV) Foot Massage, self-help techniques can come in handy. Rubbing ghee or olive or sesame oil on the soles of the feet — especially at bedtime — can calm the vata dosha and induce a sound sleep. For those with a predominantly pitta constitution — especially people who suffer from headaches, migraines, or a burning sensation in the eyes, rubbing ghee or coconut oil or sunflower oil on the soles of the feet at bedtime is especially recommended. Coughs, congestion and colds indicate a kapha imbalance. This is when rubbing ghee or sesame oil or jojoba oil on the soles of the feet near the cushion at the root of the toes is highly beneficial.
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