What really is the VARAASA Face Massager or the Kansa Metal and How Does it Work?
Increased interest in holistic healing traditions, together with a heightened value being placed on the beauty and quality of handcrafted tools, prompted a revival of the classic Indian traditional art of Kansa, the making of specialised metal alloys. Kansa was first made in the Bronze Age approximately 5000 years ago by the Harappans, the inhabitants of the Indus Valley, the very same culture that is thought to have developed the principles and practices of Ayurveda, India’s ancient holistic healing system.
Being harder and more durable than other materials available at that time, it enabled these ancient people to create superior metal tools, sacred statues, housewares, bells and gongs as well as weapons and armour.
Kansa, or bronze as we would name it, revolutionised the ancient world in many ways. Indeed, it is said to be one of the most innovative alloys of humankind. And, it was discovered to have extraordinary beauty enhancing and soothing properties. Today, Kansa is still used to make traditional wellness wands for the Ayurvedic treatment Kansa Vataki. These tools are made in India by artisans who have practiced this craft for generations. They still work with loving care and keen attention to quality and detail combining tradition with innovation to produce these beautiful body care tools designed to serve people in modern society.
For years this metal has been used in traditional Ayurveda to deliver massages for detoxification, relaxation and cooling, healing effects in the form of a Kansa bowl known as the Kansa Vataki bowl. This VARAASA Wand is a modern version of the Kansa Vataki bowl, giving it an appealing design and making it much easier to use.