Massage and hemp go together like chocolate, sea salt, and almonds. Mmmmm!
I love incorporating hemp medicinals into my bodywork practice. It's a win win for everyone. I add to my services, my clients benefit, and I have another stream of income!
Hemp is an amazing supplement that massage therapists and wellness practitioners can use to help their clients reduce inflammation, stress, and pain, as well as enhance moods, balance hormones, and improve brain function. Thankfully, the benefits of the medicinal cannabinoids are available safely and legally in all 50 states.
Hemp is naturally low in THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, but it does contain loads of beneficial phytocannabinoids (specialized molecules that work with our body's Endocannabinoid System). There are over a hundred phytocannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, and one of the main phytocannabinoids present in hemp is Cannabidiol, or CBD.We can use hemp-derived products as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2014, we have the right to consume hemp products.
How Hemp CBD Massage Works
Cannabis-infused oils work by binding to a network of receptors called CB2. These CB2 receptors are found throughout the body and are activated either by the body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as “phytocannabinoids."
CBD is a wonderful compound to apply topically. It lends itself perfectly to massage. Cannabinoid receptors are located all throughout the skin, and CBD interacts with those receptors to encourage pain relief and inflammation relief. Hemp is very healing for the skin. Studies show that CBD can help treat an array of conditions. Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, has been shown to improve after treatment with CBD hemp oil. Also, CBD can adjust the output of oils in the skin and hair and inhibit skin cells’ lipid production, making it effective for preventing acne. A 2013 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that CBD controls cell proliferation and differentiation, indicating it can be used in treatment efforts for skin diseases like allergies or cancer.
How CBD Works Internally as a Supplement
Cannabidiol and Phytocannabinoids influences the endogenous cannabinoid system, which results in profound healing benefits.
- Supports the body in a healthy inflammatory response
- Supports balanced nervous system function
- Helps calm the mind while enhancing clarity and focus
- Supports immune system function
- Brings more ease and comfort to the body
- Neuroprotective Promotes neuroplascicity (important for aging)
- Supports healthy blood sugar levels
- Promotes cardiovascular health
Ways I have boosted my income as a Massage Therapist using CBD products
- Sell Hemp Salve at your location. The skin is full of Cannabinoid Receptors, so that means that cannabis topical salves work amazingly well at reducing pain and inflammation for your clients. One added benefit is that giving a massage with CBD infused salves reduces your own pain and inflammation from using your hands!
- Add it to your menu of services. Cannabis massage is getting a lot of press lately, and you can offer this service as well. Use this as an opportunity to educate your clients, and offer them an upgrade to their service. My CBD massage is a $10 add on. I highly recommend therapists educate themselves first, before adding this service, as clients tend to have A LOT of questions/misconceptions about CBD. When I first added this service to my menu, every person I talked to about it had to tell me their story about that one time they ate that brownie...It was pretty funny. Make sure clients know that CBD will not get you high.
- Carry high end CBD supplements in your office. Some may disagree with me, but I believe there is a way to carry supplements in your clinic and still stay within your scope of practice. What I do is that I simply have a display in my office, offer educational materials and classes. When clients notice my display I will offer them information about the product. Often, people have already heard of CBD, so they are naturally curious. Otherwise, I say nothing to initiate the conversation. This approach keeps me safe in my scope of practice, and also respects the clients trust that I'm not trying to push anything on them.
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I hope this helps give you some ideas how you can start learning more and incorporating this incredible plant ally into your own life and practice. I know that my mental and physical health shifted drastically after supplementing my endocannabinoid system. I love to share the knowledge, so please join my facebook group all about optimizing health and wealth.