Cupping and Kansa massage
WHAT IS CUPPING Therapy ?
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of complimentary therapy in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People use cupping for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, cellulite, digestive issue, colonic treatments and general well-being. WellnessVeda use Dry cupping in their treatments, these are pexi-glass cups with a hand held pump.
This manual vacuum system allows the therapist to create suction without the risks associated with fire cupping. The vacuum formed by cupping draws up old non-circulating stagnant blood, lymph and toxins present in the body, bringing them to the surface to be eliminated through the lymphatic system
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cuppingis used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
WHAT IS KANSA Therapy ?
Kansa massage therapy is an Ayurvedic practice based on the healing properties of the kansa metal - a therapeutic bronze alloy of copper and tin. The kansa wand itself, is a handheld tool with a tapered hardwood handle, capped with a contoured kansa ‘vati’. The gentle massaging motion of the kansa stimulates the chakras –the seven spiritual points or centers of your body – and balances the body’s doshas – which in turn increases the skin’s ability to self-heal.
Regular Kansa massage helps revitalize the skin. It encourages increased blood-flow which draws toxins away from the sensitive areas around the eyes, cheekbones and jawline and reduces inflammation and puffiness of the skin. This in turn reduces the appearance of under eye circles, brightens the complexion, tightens pores, and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.The latest (oldest) skin-care tool to resurface? The Kansa wand, a facial massage device made of wood and Kansa metal, designed to balance your doshas, chakras and skin's pH level. It's Ayurveda's answer to jade rollers and gua sha crystals. Kansa, a metal blend of copper, tin and zinc, has been around for approximately 5000 years (so, yes, it's pretty ironic that I was introduced to its healing properties through Instagram Stories), and is considered to be a sacred metal. Since Kansa is a conductor, it can allegedly tune your chakras (AKA, the seven spiritual centers of the body) and "balance the three doshas, which increases the body's ability to heal," explains Oresta Korbutiak, esthetician and founder of Oresta Organic Skincare, who has been incorporating Kansa massage into her facials for the past three years.