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You've already heard of jade rollers and gua sha - but what about Ayurveda's approach to facial massage? Ayurvedic skin-care is to look at skin holistically, from the inside out. In Ayurveda, they use a tool known as a "kansa", which Kansa stimulates circulation, resulting in clearer, plumper, smoother skin.
Kansa is an ancient & sacred metal blend of copper, tin and zinc. Since Kansa is a conductor, it harnesses the potential to tune your chakras and balance the three doshas, which increases the body's ability to heal.
As for the apparent beauty benefits, the practice of facial massage using this magical sounding wand helps to revitalize and plump skin, soften fine lines, de-puff the eyes, firm the jawline and cheekbones, and relax the neck and shoulders. Think of it as your Ayurveda "natural" facelift. Got troubled skin? Get yourself a Kansa, as this form of massage – similar to gua sha and jade rolling — aids in lymphatic drainage, which leads to reduced acne, puffiness and under-eye bags, and even brighter skin. The lymphatic system is essentially our body’s ‘sewerage system’. It maintains fluid levels in our body tissues by removing all fluids that leak out of our blood vessels. Hence, the lymphatic system is seen as one of the most important systems in the body, and the Kansa wand was engineered specifically to aid in lymphatic drainage.
Ready to get started? It's an easy self-care practice that feels just as nice as the beneficial consequences. Simply run the Kansa wand in small, circular movements over the forehead, along the brow bones, at the temples and down the jawline. These are the areas where your face has the most overly-worked muscles and ligaments, and the motions of the wand help to release that build up and stress and thus, release your future fine lines and wrinkles. You're welcome.