Marijuana and Massage, Wow. - You may ask "Will I get high? The answer is no.
With the ever changing laws and broader acceptance of Marijuana around the country, it is inevitable that more uses of this amazing plant are being explored, and how it relates to massage is actually quite interesting.
Cannabis has two essential components of interest, THC tetrahydrocannabinol & CBD cannabidiol. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana; it's the molecule that makes you feel "stoned." CBD on the other hand is the one of interest to massage. It has wonderful therapeutic properties, helps relieve pain, acts as an anti inflammatory, and when used as a topical massage cream, does not enter your blood stream. It will not get you high - but it may make you feel wonderful.
One description I have read states that cannabis infused topicals have a way of opening up the skin's sensory profile, like a more nuanced Icy Hot.
When combined with the hands of a skilled massage therapist these topicals become even more powerful tools against pain, and aids in reducing stress and promoting relaxation. The massage has an elevated quality to it.
As I continue to explore this in areas like oncology massage and other pain relief I will update this post.
Massage itself is a really amazing way of helping people; the human body is fascinating, how it responds to quality touch, and how its all connected. For some, adding cannabis to the massage just allows me to get in even further, and even deeper, and even better.
Whether you are interested in exploring the healing benefits of cannabis, to be appreciated and enjoyed by all adult clients, or whether you have active pain management needs, consider a Cannabis-infused treatment.
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