Kansa Wand Massage Tool: Is Not a Hoax

The ayurveda Kansa Wand is not a hoax.

Learn how this therapy wand helps firm the face, and why it's better than the gua sha and jade roller

by Linda Robison

kansa wand face massager

Why get a Kansa wand massage?

If you want a healing facial massage at-home, without putting stress or pressure on your fingers, this authentic metal bronze Ayurvedic face massager is easier to use.

And, it's more effective than the a gua sha or jade roller.

We'll review the benefits and side effects of this massaging wand.

What does the Kansa wand do?

A woman using the original Kansa Wand face massage tool.This is my kansa wand. While I use it all over my face and neck, I especially like to de-puff my under chin area.

I knew I was on to something special when that smooth, cooling bronze dome (sitting on top of a 100% teak wooded handle) glided across my face.

After I finished the massage, my skin had a rosy glow, like I just had a facial. And my face looked more relaxed and less lined. Especially around my eyes.

A Healing metal tool

According to Ayurveda medicine, this bell metal, deep tissue massage tool offers many healing and anti-aging effects on facial skin.

This ancient Ayurvedic face wand allows you to take advantage of a 5000-year-old facial technique that offers a deep tissue massage.

It helps stimulate blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, which can aid in reducing puffiness like under-eye bags

It also helps to tone and tighten the skin by promoting collagen production.

The gentle friction of the wand can help improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.

Additionally, it's believed that the wand's metal composition (copper and aluminum) is believed to help balance the skin's pH levels and promote a healthy glow.

The history of the Kansa face sculpting tool

Ayurveda is a natural holistic medicine that originated over 5,000 years ago in India. Its principles believe that disease or malfunction are because of an imbalance within the body.

In India, bronze is considered a healing metal. Once the bronze dome makes contact with the skin, which has been coated with a good quality face oil, it warms up as it glides so smoothly across the face. 

Studies show that the bronze and copper metals (called bell metal) on the top of this tool provide skin health and detoxifying benefits

References at the bottom of the page.

Kansa wand benefits

According to the company, this facial massage tool offers many anti-aging benefits for healthy looking skin, including:

  • lymphatic drainage
  • reduce puffiness
  • relaxes facial muscles for a more uplifted look
  • balances skin's pH
  • increases blood circulation
  • helps calm irritation and redness
  • gives skin a beautiful glow

A good deep facial massage helps relax tight muscles, which softens your facial appearance, firms the skin…

All contributing to a more relaxed, smooth, up-lifted appearance.

Tight, pinched facial muscles cause wrinkles, exaggerates existing fine lines and contributes facial sagging.

And, the face oils help smooth and hydrated parched skin.

I know how effective facial exercises and massages are for a firmer, smoother face and neck.

I've been doing them for years. My before and after picture show just how effective facial massages can be for anti-aging purposes.

An Added Benefit: Giving yourself a facial massage can be tiring on your fingers and hands. Especially for those with arthritis or joint issues. 

However, with this bronze face roller, you can give yourself a deeper, longer, more effective massage with ease. It can be used while reading or watching TV.

Ayurvedic massage tool: Before and after photos

I feel this therapeutic massage wand can help give your face a more toned look. Notice how that little wrinkle/fold on my lower jowl look smoother in the after photo below?

kansa wand before photosMy before kansa wand massage picture.

Here are my photos after using this Ayurvedic wand for about 10 minutes. In the after photo, my jaw line is looks more pronounced and firmer, at least in my opinion. πŸ˜‰

kansa wand after photosMy after kansa wand massage picture. My face seems a little more contoured.

Kansa Wand vs. Gua Sha vs. Rollers

kansa vs gua sha vs jade roller

How does this Indian face massage tool wand differ from the gua sha or facial rollers?

Well, they all can help encourage lymphatic drainage from the face and neck, but they're not equal in terms of results.

Of the three, I find the facial massage roller to be the least effective.

Jade Roller:

  • Because of its small cylinder shape, the roller cannot get in and around the various curves of the facial muscles, so it's not able to effectively encourage drainage and depuff the face and eyes.

Gua Sha:

  • The gua sha is more effective than the roller because of its curved shape.
  • The smooth, flat edge can "scrape" the skin and stimulate muscle tone and encourage fluid drainage. 
  • And, this heated, electric vibrating face massage gua sha makes for a comforting face massage.

Kansa Wand: 

  • The bronze facial wand has a smooth, rounded copper head that can get in and around all the muscles of the face and neck.
  • Important Benefit: You can apply deep pressure to stimulate and firm facial muscles and encourage more draining. And unlike the gua sha, it doesn't hurt.
  • The copper dome is naturally anti-microbial and helps balance the skin's pH, reduce inflammation, sensitivity, excess oil and premature aging.
  • It's very comfortable to hold. It has a smooth, long wooden handle, so your hands won't cramp or tire easily.

NOTE: Some people see a slight graying film over the skin after your first few massages. The gray film is because of a chemical reaction with high acid skin content. It washes right off, and the more you use it – the less it happens.

Kansa wand is not a hoax: Here is what you can expect

Why use the Kansa Wand massage?

During and right after your facial massage, you may see a graying film on the skin.

According to the company, this is a sign that it's working to help balance your skin's pH level and detoxify your skin. 

Simply rinse your face with a washcloth to remove the film after each massage session. Over time, with regular use, you'll see less film. 

Immediately, after a massage, most people report less puffiness around the eyes and jowls/jaw bone, smoother skin with a warm rosy glow.

How does the Kansa face massager help with wrinkles?

When your face holds a lot of tension and stress, it causes the muscles to tighten and contract, thus pulling the face downward, and exaggerating (and forming) lines and folds.

This is one reason why Botox is so popular, it keeps the face looking more relaxed.

Most people, including myself, found that the face looks more relaxed and lifted after using this Ayurvedic massage tool.

This type of massaging tool has been used in India for centuries to promote healthy skin and reduce stress because it stimulates pressure receptors located under the skin, reducing stress hormones.

A powerful Ayurvedic facial tool that's easy to use

Giving yourself a good anti-aging face massage can be tiring on your hands, especially if you have issues like arthritis. 

But what I like about it is the shape of the smooth wood handle, and the round bronze dome makes it easy to glide across the face and get a good massage. 

This is especially important when you're trying to reduce stress or tension around your forehead, in between the eyebrows (where we hold a lot of tension) and around the eyes and temples.

How to use the Kansa wand

Here's a great video showing how to use this copper wand for face and neck massage, along with Ayurvedic tips for glowing skin.

Note: You don't have to follow any specific massage technique with this ayurvedic tool.

Feel free to use it anyway that works and feels best for you. Simple massage the forehead, cheekbones, jawbone, and neck for about 10 to 20 minutes.

How Often to Use It:

Most people aim for a facial massage a few times a week. It's a good idea to have a rest day in-between sessions. I like to use it 3 times a week.

Kansa Wand is the best face massage tool for deep tissue massage.
  • Place the bronze dome on your forehead and, with moderate pressure, massage back and forth across your forehead (concentrate on the forehead wrinkles). Make sure to get in between the eyebrows, where we hold a lot of tension.
  • Then, starting with one side of your face, massage the temple and crow's feet area in small circles.
  •  Then slide the copper dome all around the orbital bone of one eye. Massage around the orbital eye bone a few times.
  • Move to the nose and slide from the nose out towards the temple and ears. 
  • Continue moving down to the nasal labial folds and mouth and out across the cheeks out toward the ears. 
  • Glide it back and forth a few times along the entire jaw bone.
  • Then be sure to massage across the whole double chin area and 
  • Then up and down your neck.

Repeat on the other side of the face. Don't forget to massage the crepey skin on your chest too...

Where to buy the wand

Please note: This holistic massage wand is often sold out because of its popularity.

If so, check here for a full size wand with FREE face oil. Or if that's sold out also try this link for the smaller face wand.

Kansa wand side effects on the face: The graying effect

There is a common aftereffect called the "graying effect". This is when your skin is left with a slight grayish tint after a massage therapy.

This is common, and according to the company, this is caused by a chemical reaction between the acid level in your skin and the copper metal dome. You simply wipe the tint off with a wet cloth.

Many people say the more often they use it, the less often this tint shows up.

Note: If you have sensitive skin or issues with dermatitis or acne, try the wand on a small area first to gauge how your skin will react

Kansa Wand - FAQ's

If you don't find the answer to your question below, feel free to contact me.

Q: What is the kansa wand graying effect?

A: This is a chemical reaction between the high acid on your skin and the pH balance effect of the copper dome head of the wand. After the first few times you use the wand, you may notice a slight gray film over your skin. This film washes right off, and you'll see less of this film, the more you use it.

Q: How often should you use a Kansa wand?

A: I try to use it at least once a week or if I'm stressed and look tired. However, you can use it as often as you like.

Q: What does a Kansa wand do?

A: It helps reduce tension in the face which helps reduce appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also helps de-puff and sculpt your whole face and neck – defining your facial contours. You can learn more about sculpting your face here...

Q: Which is better gua sha or Kansa wand?

A: Personally, I like the wand because I can apply deep muscle stimulating pressure, but if I try that with the gua sha hurts too much.

However, they're both good for your face in different ways. A good quality gua sha offers heating, vibrating, microcurrent, red-light therapy.

Where the wand helps provides more benefits in terms of muscle simulation and lymphatic drainage.

 Read more about a 4-way gua sha device and benefits.

Q: How do you clean a kansa wand after use?

A: I usually just wipe it down with a soft cloth after each use. You can also dip the metal dome into a bowl of mild-soapy water and rinse& dry well. Do not clean the wooden handle, just the metal dome.

Q: Which oil is best for kansa wand?

A: Any good quality oil that can be used on your face will work. Coconut or jojoba oil.

If you find these oils are too heavy for your skin, clogs your pores or causes breakouts, consider using oils designed specifically for the face.

Look for 100% natural oil essence extracted from plants that naturally contain anti-aging, anti-oxidant ingredients like rosehip seed oil or cypress leaf oil.

Q: Is like a kansa gua sha?

A: Not really. The Kansa is an ayurvedic, Indian face massage tool. And, the Gua sha is a traditional Chinese technique that involves scraping or rubbing a smooth-edged tool across the skin to stimulate blood flow and promote healing.

The only way they're similar is that they both help improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, and encourage lymphatic drainage.

Q: Can this be used else where beside the face?

A: Yes, Kansa therapy wand can be used on the body and the feet too!

Q: Is this the same as the Ranavat Kansa wand detoxifying facial massage tool?

A: I never tried Ranavat Kansa wand, but they do look similar from what I can tell online. 

Q: Is there another name for Kansa face wand?

A: The Kansa Wand is sometimes referred to as the "Kansa Massage Wand" or simply "Kansa Wand Massager."

It is a traditional Ayurvedic massage tool made of Kansa metal, which is a blend of copper and tin, believed to have therapeutic benefits for the skin and body.

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Great Gift Idea

The Kansa Wand would make a great anti-aging gift for a woman or man.  Especially if they have issues with their hands or fingers like arthritis.

The wand is easy to hold and gentle on the hands, while allowing you to give yourself an effective face lift treatment, or neck, and should massage!

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