The Kansa Vatki foot massage is a relaxing modality which balances the body, mind and spirit.
This unique treatment, steeped in centuries of Ayurvedic ceremony, uses ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil. Massage techniques like this are deeply revitalizing for tired feet and legs.
The heart of the treatment involves vigorously rubbing the soles of the feet with a 3-metal bowl to draw heat and toxins out of the body, thereby inducing tremendous relaxation. In some cases when more internal heat is released, the soles of the feet can darken from grey to almost black.
This massage is about 40 minutes in duration. Slowly and methodically, the toes, feet, ankles and calves are massaged.
The treatment continues with special moves performed with the Kansa Vatki bowl, followed by a rebalancing sequence of marma massage. All this special attention helps to detoxify and balance the body’s energies.
Where to learn this therapy
1. Susan Walsh
Susan Walsh is a Certified Massage Therapist in Burke, Virginia. She has been in private practice since 1998.
Susan studied Indian Champissage™ with Narendra Mehta in Chicago in 2006, and she received her certification at the London Centre of Indian Champissage in England. Susan continued her studies with Mr. Mehta in London, earning her teaching license in 2007. She was the first NCBTMB-approved provider of this technique in the U.S.
Her Kansa Vatki™ training began in Santa Fe with Mr. Mehta, and she was licensed to teach this modality in 2009 after completing her studies in London. Susan is the only approved provider for this technique in the U.S.
2. Robert and Melanie Sachs, www.diamondwayayurveda.com
Kansa Vatki or PediKarma(TM) is Diamond Way Ayurveda's 5-step series of treatments for feet, which includes:
If you are interested in learning more about Ayurvedic Treatments, this book, Ayurvedic Spa Treatments by Robert and Melanie Sachs, will help you learn to provide greater levels of relaxation, for your clients or family/friends. It was designed for therapists, spas, as well as home care