Recently, I took a continuing education class on bringing CBD/CHABA (Cannabis Health and Beauty Aid) into my practice. Several of my clients had expressed curiosity about the use and benefits of adding CBD oil to massage and I really didn’t know a whole lot about it. I gained a lot of knowledge at this class about CBD and I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share it with you.
I think the main question people have when talking about adding CBD to their massage is, will it make me high? The answer is “No”. That was my first question as well, because I did not feel comfortable working with a product that would inhibit my work. The CHABA oil that massage therapists can use contains a THC (the part of the plant that makes you high) concentration of not more then 0.3%. Now while everyone is different, the standard dose that could make you high would be much higher, at 5-10mg.
The next question is, will it show up on a drug test? While there really hasn’t been a whole lot of official testing, unofficial testing shows that it will not show up on a urinalysis. There really isn’t enough THC in CBD/CHABA products to show up on a test. Again, there isn’t enough to get you high. If you were to do a hair follicle test it may show up there, it is unknown. I would suggest that if you have a drug test coming up, you refrain from the use of a CBD product. Or, conduct some of your own research, add the oil to your massage and take a test. Please feel free to share any results with me so that I can continue to be informed!
What is the point of using CBD oil in my massage session? Since bringing this product to my practice, I have become an even bigger believer in the many benefits of this product. I have felt first-hand stubborn muscles melt under my hands! CBD oil has the following benefits when added to your massage session:
* Analgesic (pain reducing)
* Anti-Spasmodic (when used on the abdomen it can help those with Crohns)
* Can expedite the healing of wounds, scars, bruises, tattoos, burns and rashes
* Relaxes muscles faster
* Anti-prurtic (anti Itch/often associated with sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, insect bites and stings like those from mosquitoes, fleas, and mites, and contact dermatitis)
* Massage benefits seem to last longer
Since bringing this product into my practice, I have noticed my clients leaving feeling even more relaxed than their last session with me. The feedback I have received has been that any pain they felt was completely gone. I do use it on the entire body, rather then just spot treatment. I believe in treating the body as a whole and every muscle will benefit from the use of this product. Please feel free to ask me any questions and make sure to request this oil before your next session. $15