The Ayurvedic Kansa Vatki Foot Massage

The Ayurvedic Kansa Vatki (KV) Foot Massage with marma therapy (Indian acupressure) is a beautiful and relaxing health-care modality, which balances the body, mind and spirit.

This unique treatment, steeped in centuries of ceremony, involves the use of ghee (clarified butter) or oils. The massage is deeply revitalising for tired feet and legs and, as the feet contain key energy and nerve endings relating to internal organs, a Kansa Vatki treatment also helps to rebalance the doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha energies).

Between forty to forty-five minutes in duration, the treatment begins with some relaxing foot and leg moves. Slowly and methodically the toes, feet, ankles and calves are helped to relax.  The treatment continues with special moves performed with the small 3-metal Kansa Vatki bowl.  The 3 metals used are copper, zinc and tin. Copper is thought to help in reducing pain and inflammation, zinc is thought to help in proper functioning of the immune system and digestion while tin is believed to be helpful in digestion, relieving headaches and insomnia.

This is followed by a re-balancing sequence of marma massage (Indian acupressure), which helps to detoxify and balance the body’s energies.