Kansu bowl massage: regain energy and serenity

Immerse yourself in a sacred art with a Kansu bowl massage

Renowned throughout the ages as a method of healing, massage is appreciated across the world and is practiced in many different cultures. Considered a sacred practice, Ayurvedic massage, whose therapeutic benefits are widely recognized, is an integral part of traditional Indian medicine. Stemming from the Ayurvedic tradition, a foot massage using a Kansu bowl is designed to balance your vital energies and generate profound well-being for both body and mind. This very special technique is entirely in keeping with the age-old tradition. Have you tried this targeted treatment and experienced its powerful effects?

What exactly is Ayurvedic Kansu massage?

Ayurvedic Kansu bowl massage is an ancient practice rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, designed to restore balance and harmony in both body and mind. This type of massage requires the use of a bowl made from an alloy of five delicate metals – gold, silver, copper, zinc, and tin – known for their therapeutic properties and ability to conduct energy. Dating back more than 5,000 years, this unique alloy bowl is used to gently massage the feet, particularly the arch of the foot, but also the hands and face. These are key reflex zones for stimulating vital energy, also known as prana in Sanskrit, and promoting profound relaxation.

The Kansu bowl technique is defined by gentle movements and its ability to calm the nervous system, promote healthy blood circulation, reduce stress, and improve sleep. It is particularly effective in rebalancing the doshas, the vital energies used for bodily functions in Ayurvedic philosophy, and promoting a general sense of well-being. Tibetan singing bowls, sometimes used in conjunction with Kansu bowl massage, help to harmonize the chakras and create a meditative atmosphere, helping to deepen the relaxing and healing effects of the massage.

This ancient and profoundly beneficial practice is recommended for all those seeking to reconnect with themselves, reduce mental stress, and improve overall well-being. Kansu bowl massage is an invitation to discover the soothing, balancing virtues of Ayurveda as part of a unique sensory journey.

Tibetan singing bowls are instruments used in certain Tibetan ceremonies by therapists and Reiki Masters to reharmonize the chakras, rebalance the energy of a space, or create a space of one’s own that is conducive to meditation. Amélie Lorigny, Aesthetics Manager at Novotel Thalassa Oléron Saint-Trojan ****

How does the Kansu bowl work with facial massages?

The Kansu bowl originated in northern India (Rajasthan and Gujarat), where people traditionally massaged their feet when they got home at the end of the day. This traditional massage was generally performed as a family. Young children were introduced to the art of massage at an early age, partly to take care of their grandparents or elders.

The combination of the relaxing and therapeutic virtues of massage and the specific metals of the bowl makes Kansu massage a comprehensive treatment with very interesting effects.

During the massage, the masseur passes the small bowl gently over the face, exerting light pressure and making circular movements that stimulate blood and lymph circulation. This helps to eliminate toxins, reduce muscular tension, and promote tissue oxygenation.

The cooling effect of metal on the skin also helps to tighten pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines, giving the face a smoother, more youthful appearance. What’s more, the contact of cold metal on the skin has a calming effect on the nervous system, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. This process of deep relaxation induced by Kansu bowl massage promotes a better quality of sleep and contributes to an overall sense of well-being.

  1. 1. Copper absorbs the excesses of the Fire element (heat) produced by our body, which can be the cause of impulsiveness, aggressiveness, or forms of inner violence. It absorbs inflammation and helps regenerate the body.

  2. 2. Zinc has a positive effect on muscle tissue.

  3. 3. Bronze catalyzes the action of copper and zinc.

How does a Kansu foot massage work?

Amélie Lorigny, Aesthetics Manager at Novotel Thalassa Oléron Saint-Trojan **** describes how a Kansu massage is performed at the center:

The Kansu foot massage is performed with you lying on your back. To ensure optimal comfort, I cover you with a towel and place a cushion under your feet. The tinkling sound of the Kansu bowl announces the start of the treatment and invites you to relax.

The massage begins with a balm applied to both feet. I then gently stretch each foot from heel to toe. After lightly rubbing the feet, I very slowly make circles and spirals on all areas of your foot (heel, malleolus, arch, and toes) with the bowl. This highly repetitive gesture and the different levels of pressure are what bring about an almost immediate release of tension.

The state of relaxation is very deep. Some people fall asleep during the treatment! After massaging the sole of the right foot, I move on to the left, carefully following the same ritual.

The tinkling of a chopstick on the Kansu bowl gently marks the end of the treatment. I then invite you to reconnect with the present moment and slowly return to your senses.

What are the benefits of Tibetan Kansu bowl massage?

This treatment is particularly recommended for deep relaxation to relieve anxiety, stress, and tension. Kansu massage provides profound calm and serenity. It reduces anxiety, restlessness, and nerves, while uplifting those who may feel depressed, anxious, or lacking in energy. It also contributes to improved sleep.

How does an Abhyanga massage work?

Abhyanga massage is a central practice of Ayurveda and traditional Indian medicine, renowned for its beneficial effects on physical and mental well-being. This massage, performed with sesame oil or in combination with ghee (clarified butter) according to Hindu tradition, takes place in several key stages for a deeply relaxing and revitalizing experience.

  1. 1. Preparation: 1. before starting the massage, an Ayurvedic consultation can be carried out to identify your constitution (1. dosha1. ) and adapt the oils and massage techniques to your specific needs. Oils are often preheated by the masseur or practitioner, and are chosen based on their ability to balance your 1. dosha1. .

  2. 2. Massage protocol: 2. Abhyanga massage is performed over the entire body, from head to toe, in direct contact with the 2. marma 2. points, which are vital points in the body. The therapist uses long, fluid, enveloping strokes, combined with more specific, targeted movements. The application of warm oil helps to nourish the skin, relax muscles, and promote blood and lymph circulation.

  3. 3. Techniques: 3. techniques vary in intensity and rhythm, alternating between gentle movements and energetic pressure applied to the skin, creating both relaxation and energization within the body. Movements are generally synchronized and harmonious, ensuring complete coverage and equal focus on each part of the body.

  4. 4. Effects and benefits: 4. Abhyanga massage aims to detoxify the body, boost immunity, reduce stress and improve sleep. It also revitalizes and moisturizes the skin, improves circulation, and promotes deep relaxation. In the mind, it helps release emotional blockages, promoting a sense of inner peace and wellness.

  5. 5. Massage conclusion: 5. the5. 5. massage often ends with a period of rest, allowing the body to fully absorb the oils and prolong the benefits of the session. We recommend taking a hot shower a few hours after the massage to help eliminate any remaining toxins.

Abhyanga massage is a holistic experience, treating the body as a whole and offering a moment focused on deep relaxation and regeneration.