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Using the Kasa bowl
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LINK about the Kasa bowl
Q I have heard about the Kasa bowl. It's used for massage isn't it? How is it used?
A The Kasa bowl is an authentic Indian bowl manufactured at a cottage industry level in India. The bronze bowl is composed mainly of two metals, copper being the major 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.
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 strengthen
agni and 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 reflexology procedure. It is very important to clean your bowl well (physically & energetically) after clients.

Maintaining contact with the Kasa Bowl
Q I have heard that during Kasa bowl work we must maintain contact between the bowl and the skin of our client. So can we change hands if one hand becomes tired?
A Yes, you can change hands but make sure that the bowl remains in contact with the skin of your client. You can also quietly rest the bowl against the skin for a short period if you are feeling fatigued.

Cleaning the Kasa Bowl
Q How do I clean my Kasa bowl at the end of a session?
A It's best to wipe excess oil off the bowl with paper and then clean your bowl with hot, soapy water and a biologically friendly disinfectant solution. I feel it is important to cleanse your bowl energetically as well. There are many techniques you can use which include the use running water, white light and crystals.