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Inner Source is thrilled to announce we’re now offering massage therapy infused with cannabis products!
Cannabis is one of the world’s oldest and most treasured natural resources, proven safe and effective by millions of consumers around the world across many thousands of years. The cannabis plant features dozens of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD which interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce a wide range of noted anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, antiviral, antiemetic, antitumoral and antioxidant benefits. In fact, from 1850 to 1937 the U.S. Pharmacopeia listed cannabis as the primary active ingredient in treating more than 100 separate illnesses and diseases.
While there are many ways to deliver the powerful healing properties of cannabis, one of the easiest and safest ways is topically through oils, creams and lotions that have been infused with pure whole-plant cannabis extracts. Although cannabis oils aren’t absorbed into the bloodstream as with ingesting or inhalation, they’re still incredibly effective in drawing the beneficial cannabinoids into the cells. Cannabis may also greatly improve the quality of the skin when used topically. It may improve elasticity, help eliminate acne, and increase the blood flow to the skin which allows for faster healing of cuts and scrapes.
Because of these unique properties, cannabis is ideally suited as a companion for massage. By reducing pain, inflammation and anxiety, the body reaches deeper states of relaxation allowing for looser muscles and deeper massage. Osteopath Dustin Sulak, D.O., operates a large New England clinic where he and colleagues have treated more than 18,000 patients with cannabis. In a 2015 interview with MASSAGE Magazine he noted there have been “numerous reports of topical cannabinoids working wonders for arthritic joints, tender points, muscle spasms, phantom limb pain, peripheral neuropathy and inflammatory skin conditions—and we almost never hear any reports of adverse effects associated with its use.”
Inner Source’s therapeutic Cannabis Hemp CBD Massage exclusively features the cannabinoid CBD in powerful compounds with numerous therapeutic qualities and virtually zero psychoactive THC. As such, our Cannabis Hemp CBD Massage is generally suitable for people of all legal ages, lifestyles, and massage needs.
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As always, consult your physician before beginning any supplements or botanical extracts. Cannabis is near universally regarded as safe and effective. However, there’s always exceptions. From a recent article at Project CBD, “Cannabidiol (CBD) is a safe, non-intoxicating, and non-addictive cannabis compound with significant therapeutic attributes, but CBD-drug interactions may be problematic in some cases. Drug interactions are especially important to consider when using life-saving or sense-saving drugs, drugs with narrow therapeutic windows, or medications with major adverse side effects.”
NOTE: Virtually all CBD products contain a nominal amount of THC as recognized by state and federal law. If you’re concerned with drug testing, please proceed with an abundance of caution.