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Kansa Vatki Foot Massage

Kansa Vatki Foot Massage




The vital energy techniques that are incorporated in Ayurvedic massage of the feet called Kansa Vatki (KV) Foot Massage.  This massage is central to our health and wellbeing.  When KV Foot massage is combined with Reflexology and massage therapy it becomes a powerful therapy in its own right.

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 diseases. 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. KV foot massage is considered most helpful in the prevention and treatment of illness. It is suggested that KV foot massage be practised as a daily ritual, especially before retiring at night.

Ghee or Sesame oil is most commonly used for KV foot massage. Special herbs and essential oils can be used for a specific healing effect.

Kansa Vatki Foot massage includes techniques of Kansa Vatki, hand massage and working on chakras and marmas.

Metals are extensively used in Ayurvedic treatments. Copper, Zinc and Tin are the major constituents of the authentic Kansa Vatki bowl that is used. 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.

With vigorous circular and stroking movements, using the back of the bowl with Ghee when rubbed on the sole of the feet, Clients really enjoy the warm, soothing feeling of Kansa Vatki bowl. More importantly, the Kansa Vatki bowl offers many health benefits like relaxes tired feet, improves joint mobility, promotes sound sleep, and relieves eyestrain. It also helps in balancing the bio-energetic principles (doshas) of Ayurveda that regulate body functions.

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).

There are many techniques for working on the marmas, and all involve working with care and sensitivity.