Ayurvedic Benefits of the Kansa Wand


The people of India have been practicing various means of wellness and self care long before these concepts gained popularity across the world.

Some such practices stay relevant today, one of them being the use of the Kansa Wand. Massage tools like the Kansa have been in use since as long as 5,000 years ago.

The  Kansa Wand brings with it ancestral wisdom and provides a host of benefits to the skin, mind, and body.

Read more about massage techniques to use with the Kansa wand here.

What Is The Kansa Wand? 

The Kansa Wand is a dome-shaped facial massaging tool crafted from wood and a unique metal alloy known as Kansa, a combination of copper and tin. This Ayurvedic tool stimulates blood circulation, promotes lymphatic drainage, and detoxifies the skin. With alkaline properties, the wand naturally balances the skin's pH, offering gentle friction to facial muscles for improved tone and texture. Revered in Ayurveda for its antimicrobial and detoxifying qualities, Kansa, or "bell metal," has historical significance as a material for crafting tools, statues, and even weapons. In modern times, the Kansa Wand continues to be a transformative and rejuvenating tool, leaving the skin looking refreshed and revitalized.

How Does It Work?

The wand, once reserved for royalty, has gracefully traversed time, becoming an accessible ally in our modern quest for wellness. Discover its versatility as it graces the body, face, and feet, bringing the ancient dance of healing to every corner of our being.

How to Use Kansa Wand on the Face?

The Kansa Face Massage Wand's standout feature is its unique ability to naturally lift facial muscles. The dome-shaped tip, made from special Kansa metal, gently stimulates and tones the skin, providing an immediate face-lifting effect.

Step 1: Begin with a clean face.

Step 2: Apply our Kumkumadi Oil for the best experience.

Step 3: Hold the Kansa Wand and start massaging with gentle, upward strokes.

Step 4: Use small circles, starting from the center of your face and moving outward.

Step 5: Focus on areas like the cheeks, forehead, and jawline.

Step 6: Repeat each stroke 3-5 times for optimal results.

Step 7: Enjoy the natural lifting and rejuvenating effects.

Make it a daily ritual for a few minutes as part of your skincare routine to experience the soothing benefits of the Kansa Wand.

How to Use Kansa Wand on the Body?

The Kansa Body Massage Wand isn't just a tool; it is a relaxation buddy for your body. Its special metal blend performs a cool double act - boosting circulation and easing tension. 

Step 1: Begin with clean, dry skin.

Step 2: Apply Dhanwantram Oil on your body for the best experience.

Step 3: Hold the Kansa Wand and start massaging with gentle strokes.

Step 4: Move in circular motions, covering larger areas like arms, legs, and torso.

Step 5: Pay special attention to areas with tension or soreness.

Step 6: Use the wand in upward strokes for a rejuvenating effect.

Step 7: Repeat the process as needed, adjusting pressure based on comfort.

Make sure to follow a consistent body massage ritual. Enjoy the soothing and relaxing feeling.

How to Use Kansa Wand on the Feet?

Give your tired feet a break with the Kansa Foot Wand – a simple way to show them some love. This handy tool, with its special metal blend, brings relaxation and spa-like comfort to your feet. 

Step 1: Begin with clean, dry feet.

Step 2: Apply Ohria’s well-known Amrit Ras Foot balm for the best experience for healing cracked heels and soothing the feet.

Step 3: Hold the Kansa Wand and start massaging your soles with gentle strokes.

Step 4: Move from the heels to the balls of your feet using circular motions.

Step 5: Pay extra attention to arches and any sore spots.

Step 6: Use the wand on the tops of your feet, moving towards your ankles.

Step 7: Repeat the process, adjusting pressure for comfort.

Enjoy the soothing effects while following a proper Foot Massage Ritual every day for better results. 

What Is The Relationship Between the Kansa Wand & Ayurveda?

Using the Kansa Wand is a time-honored tradition in Ayurveda, where the body and mind dance in harmony. In the soothing rhythm of Ayurveda, the Kansa Wand becomes a trusted ally for nurturing both body and soul. The Kansa is believed to bring balance to the three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – which when in balance help optimize health and wellness. The magical metal of the Kansa Wand also gently removes skin acidity and restores the skin's pH, offering relief from all too common issues like acne and inflammation. The tool offers a myriad of other key benefits, listed below. 

Ayurvedic Benefits of Kansa Wand   

1. Promotes Lymphatic Drainage:

Massaging with the dome-shaped Kansa wand targets the marma points, facilitating the removal of toxins from lymph nodes. It also enhances the natural detoxification processes, resulting in a brighter, more luminous, and clearer complexion.

2. Balances Skin’s pH Levels:

According to Ayurvedic tradition, the Kansa Wand's metal helps restore the skin's pH balance. Imbalanced pH levels can worsen conditions like acne, inflammation, and wrinkles.

3. Alleviates Stress and Muscle Tensions:

Targeted application of the Kansa Wand to facial marma points relieves stress, relaxes muscles, and enhances the flow of energy in the body. 

4. Improves Complexion and Glow:

Regular Kansa massages are a simple yet effective method to boost circulation and promote a healthier complexion. Studies have demonstrated that facial massages contribute to an improved skin tone and radiant appearance.

What Should You Consider Before Using the Kansa Wand? 

1. If you have sensitive skin, adjust pressure and frequency to minimize chances of redness or irritation.

2. Keep your touch gentle while using the wand. Excessive pressure during massage may lead to bruising or tenderness.

3. Individuals with skin conditions or with health concerns should consult a healthcare professional before using the Kansa Wand. Our in-house Ayurvedic Doctor can also offer guidance and provide a bespoke massage routine for specific concerns, taking into consideration any skin or health issues. 

Did You Know About the Greying Effect?

The Kansa Wand's greying effect occurs as it draws out toxins and inflammation, releasing acidity. This is seen as a slight grey residue on top of the wand or your skin. While not universal, if this happens, you can simply wipe it off and continue your massage. This is a sign of the wand's detoxifying action, as it promotes improved circulation, reduced inflammation, and overall well-being. 

How To Clean The Kansa Wand?

For your first use, we suggest a gentle cleaning of the metal section of the tool using a mild, chemical-free soap. Simply towel dry afterward. After each use, take a moment to clean and sanitize the wand following the same steps to ensure it is fresh and ready for your next use. 


In a world ever-evolving in its pursuit of wellness, Ohria Ayurveda introduced the Kansa Wands for all your needs in the Indian Market which stands as a testament to the timeless wisdom of ancient practices. Beyond being a beauty tool, it becomes a bridge connecting us to the roots of Ayurveda, reminding us that self-care is a tradition that transcends centuries.   

Take Ohria Ayurveda with you on your skincare journey. Our range of products, inspired by ancient practices and rituals, are made from the best quality, ethically sourced ingredients to help you feel rejuvenated from the inside out.

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Dr. Neelam Motwani
(Ayurvedic Doctor)

Dr. Neelam Motwani, a dedicated Ayurvedic Physician licensed in India, brings a wealth of experience in holistic health. Specialized in Medicine (Kaya Chikitsa) with expertise in Ayurvedic skincare, women's health, and lifestyle disorders. With extensive clinical practice and frontline work during the Covid pandemic, Dr. Neelam guides individuals to their health goals through personalized Ayurvedic meal plans and lifestyle recommendations. Proficient in Panchakarma treatments and well-versed in Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle principles.

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