Kansa Vatki Foot Massage

From a tradition that can be traced back 5,000 years, Kansa Vatki Foot Massage is an Ayurvedic massage of the feet and lower legs, incorporating marma points and the use of a unique metal bowl.

Based on ayurvedic and marma principles, this massage leaves the legs and feet feeling revived whilst the mind feels wonderfully relaxed, encouraging a sense of general well-being.

Foot Massage in NorfolkThe massage begins with ghee (clarified butter) being applied to the feet and lower legs.  Incorporating the small 3-metal Kansa Vatki bowl, this is followed with a re-balancing sequence of marma massage and work on the chakras on the sole of the foot.  The massage then continues without the bowl, although it is used again briefly towards the end of the treatment.

The Kansa Vatki bowl contains copper, zinc and tin, all of which are believed to have qualities that can promote well-being:

  • Copper – believed to help in reducing pain, inflammation, arthritis and improves quality of haemoglobin
  • Zinc – believed to help in boosting the immune and digestive systems and with diabetes
  • Tin – believed to be helpful in aiding digestion, relieving headaches and insomnia

Benefits of Kansa Vatki Foot Massage

In the Ayurvedic tradition foot massage is believed to have many benefits.  These include:


  • Relaxes tired feet
  • Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Improves the condition of the ligaments and muscles of the lower limbs
  • Enhances joint mobility the lower limbs
  • Increases strength and stamina in the lower limbs
  • Helps to relieve eyestrain and tired eyes
  • Helps to detoxify the organs


  • Helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  • Enhances mental activity
  • Induces sound sleep
  • Increases prana
  • Restores and balances energy

Please note, if preferred, suitable vegetable oils can be used instead of ghee

Ayurveda and marma massage

Ayurveda is the traditional medicine system of India and is accepted as the world’s oldest scientific system of medicine.  Considered to be the mother of all forms of modern medicine, with “Ayur” meaning “Life” and “Veda” meaning “Knowledge”, Ayurveda means the Knowledge of Life.

Within the Ayurvedic tradition, well-being and the ability to heal are dependent on the free flow of energy or ‘prana’.  Prana is the vital life-force that supplies the body and mind with nourishment, and the continued circulation of prana incorporates the chakras and a network of energy pathways.  Foot massage is believed to balance the bodily humors, or doshas – vata, pitta and kapha.

Marma massage is an ancient Indian therapy originally derived from a branch of the martial arts.  In total there are 107 marma points all over the body, with six points on each foot being worked during a Kansa Vatki Foot Massage, helping to increase energy and balance the flow of prana throughout the body.

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