With the Ayurvedic Kansa wand, skincare doesn’t only benefit the skin—it also detoxifies the body, promoting lymphatic drainage and circulation. Kansa—the Sanskrit word for “bronze”—is a metal alloy composed primarily of copper. In Ayurveda, copper serves a wide variety of beneficial purposes thanks to its antimicrobial and detoxifying properties. The ability of the Kansa wand to cleanse impurities, improve lymphatic function, and boost complexion is part of the reason why we decided to make our own! Here, we’ll unpack the basics of this powerful tool, including how to use it and its major benefits of incorporating it in your skincare routine.
WHAT IS A KANSA WAND?
A Kansa wand is a handheld wooden tool whose rounded tip is made of copper and tin. The benefits of the Kansa metal include the balancing of pH levels, the purification of toxins, and, of course, the improvement of the skin texture. It works its magic by making contact with the marma points around the face, which are the energy centers that help determine our internal balance. Thanks to its portability and easy-to-use application, the Kansa wand is a simple—yet powerful—skincare tool to incorporate into your daily routine.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE KANSA WAND?
When applied to the skin, the Kansa wand has a large variety of benefits—both internal and external—which include:
- Promoting lymphatic drainage: By massaging the skin’s marma points, the Kansa wand helps to drain out toxins from the lymph nodes and gently exfoliate. As a result, the natural detoxifying processes of the skin kick into gear, resulting in a brighter, more luminous, and clearer complexion. One study shows that manual lymphatic drainage can also help reduce swelling.
- Balancing the skin’s pH levels: According to Ayurvedic tradition, the metal of the Kansa wand helps restore a balance of pH levels in the skin. While the skin has an average pH level of just below 5, imbalanced pH levels can exacerbate conditions like acne, inflammation, and wrinkles. By bringing the skin’s pH levels back into balance, the Kansa wand is believed to promote good skin health.
- Alleviating stress and muscle tensions: Through a targeted application to the marma points in the face, the Kansa wand can alleviate stress, relax muscle tensions, and improve energy flow within the body. No matter what ails you, you can use marma therapy to target specific points to achieve your desired results.
- Improving the skin’s complexion and glow: Studies have shown that face massages increase circulation, help in relaxation and stress relief and promote a healthier complexion. Using the Kansa wand every day is a simple way to make your skin radiate!
HOW DO YOU USE A KANSA WAND?
Using a Kansa wand is simple: you gently massage different marma points on the face and neck, resulting in improved circulation, stimulated relaxation, and a refreshed complexion. Below is a diagram to walk you through this process.