Kansa Wand: Anti-Aging Face Massage Tool

What does it do, how does it help firm the face, and is Kansa better than the gua sha and jade roller?

kansa wand face massager

Why get a Kansa wand massage?

If you want a deep, healing facial massage at-home, without putting stress or pressure on your fingers, this metal bronze ayurvedic face massager is easier to use than the gua sha and more effective than the jade roller.

We'll explain the benefits, side effects, how to use it and how it works.

What is the Kansa wand face massage tool

Kansa Wand Massager offers deep tissue massage.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.

- FAQ's

The Kansa is an ancient, 5000-year-old facial technique, that utilizes a deep tissue massage tool with a special bronze dome sitting on top of a 100% teak wooded handle.

According to Ayurveda medicine, this bell metal, deep tissue massage tool offers many healing and anti-aging effects on facial skin. And, it can be used anytime, in the comfort of your home.

Kansa face massager

Ayurveda is a natural holistic medicine that originated over 5,000 years ago in India. Its principles believe that disease or malfunction is due to 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 begins to warm 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 provides skin health and detoxifying benefits. 

References at the bottom of the page.

What does Kansa wand do: Benefits

According to the company, a Kansa face massage 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

But instead of using your fingers and hands, which can tire quickly, you can give yourself a deeper massage easily with this tool.

This helps relax tight muscles, which softens your facial appearance, firms the skin… all contributing to a more relaxed, smooth, up-lifted appearance.

And, the face oils help to smooth and hydrated dry, 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 – you can see my before and after results here…

Kansa Wand vs. Gua Sha vs. Rollers

kansa vs gua sha vs jade roller

How does the Kansa wand differ from the gua sha or facial rollers?

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

Of the three (Kansa wand, gua sha, and jade roller), the roller is the least effective.

Jade Roller:

  • Due to its small cylinder shape, the roller is not able to 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 its curved shape.
  • The smooth, flat edge is able to "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 kansa wand tool has a smooth, rounded cooper head that is able to get in and around all the muscles of the face and neck.
  • Important Benefit: You can apply very 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.
  • The Kansa wand is comfortable to hold. It has a smooth, long wooden handle, so your hands won't cramp or tire easily.

NOTE: You know it's working when you see a slight graying film over the skin after your first few massages. The gray film is due to 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 wash cloth to remove the film after each massage session. Over time, with regular use, you should 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 tool 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 a sample of a face massage technique along with ayurvedic tips for glowing skin.

Note: You don't have to follow any specific massage technique with the Kansa massager. Feel free to use it anyway that works and feels best for you. Simple massage the forehead, cheekbones, jaw bone, and neck for about 10 to 20 minutes a few times a week, as desired.

Kansa Wand is the best face massage tool for deep tissue massage.

Just lightly apply some organic face oil all over your face and neck. Any good quality face oil will do like this one.

  • Place the bronze dome on your forehead and with moderate pressure begin to massage back and forth across your forehead (make sure to 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 time 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

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Side effects - Kansa wand greying effect

There is a common after effect 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 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 Kansa wand massage on a small area first to gauge how your skin will react


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 kansa wand.

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

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

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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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