There is so much in life to learn, it never ends. A few weeks ago, I took a very interesting workshop on Ayurvedic Reflexology or Kansa Vatki Foot Massage. I call it Reflexology because I add the Reflexology training that I had throughout the years to this beautiful Indian foot massage – they work so well together.
WHAT IS KANSA VATKI OR AYURVEDIC REFLEXOLOGY?
They say in India, “Diseases do not go near one who massages his feet before sleep.”
I learned that also in Japan “Never take the stress of the day with you to bed. Always rub your feet from the knees down with a hot towel before getting into your bed.”
This unique kind of foot Reflexology involves the use of ghee (or coconut oil and sesame oil), and a small three metal bowl – copper, zinc, and tin. This work is deeply revitalizing for tired feet and legs, because the feet contain nerve endings relating to internal organs. Plus, all key energy lines start and end in the feet. A Kansa Vatki treatment also helps to rebalance the tri-doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). This kind of foot work is known to help detoxify and balance the body’s energies.
The heart of the treatment involves vigorously rubbing the soles of the feet with a three metal bowl to draw internal heat and toxins out of the body, thereby inducing tremendous relaxation.
SOME OF THE MAIN BENEFITS:
- Relaxes tired feet
- Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
- Enhances lower limb mobility
- Restores level of Prana
- Promotes sound sleep
- Relieves eye strain
- Boosts the body’s vital energy or Prana.
The Kansa Vatki foot massage makes a wonderful addition to Reflexology treatments.