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about the Kasa Bowl

by Sharon Stathis

Video clip Kasa bowl techniques
Link Using the Kasa bowl


Kasa bowl in action

The Kasa bowl is an authentic Indian bowl manufactured at a cottage industry level in Pune India. The bronze bowl is composed mainly of two metals, copper being the major metal component and tin being the minor metal.

The Kasa bowl is traditionally used for massaging the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. The conductivity of the metal interacts with the energy field of the body.

A well oiled kasa bowl is rubbed briskly on the palm of your hand to warm it. It is then applied to the skin of the client’s hand or foot with light, fast, stroking and circular movements. There is no need to hold the bowl tightly. If the bowl is well oiled, it can be held loosely, and easily guided over the skin.

The skin contact is not interrupted until the massage with the bowl has been completed. I know of no rules regarding the length of time the bowl can be used in a session. I would suggest starting with around three minutes. More or less time could be appropriate.

The kasa bowl plays a small but very important role in the Ayurvedic Reflexology routine. The bowl helps to balance the Ayurvedic bioenergetic principles of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Balancing these specific energies aids homeostasis, and helps the body to function more effectively. The action of the bowl is profoundly relaxing and adds an extra dimension to the Ayurvedic Reflexology procedure.

It is very important to clean your bowl well (physically & energetically) between clients.