In recent years there has been an explosion of marijuana derived products entering the marketplace. However, topicals are one sector of this industry that has recently been gaining a lot of momentum. Topical cannabis products, such as those produced by Canna-Fusion, are designed specifically to offer pain relief for thousands upon thousands of people suffering from inflammatory conditions. It has been well documented that these products assist with pain management and can at times even reduce dependency on pharmaceuticals.
Massage therapy has been doing the same for centuries, so it only seems natural that is states like Oregon, Colorado, and Washington, where marijuana has become legal, it is now common to find spas and massage therapist offering cannabis massages and treatments.
How do marijuana-infused massages markedly decrease pain in pain management?
The human body contains an endocannabinoid system in which both THC and CBD stop modulate pain. THC & CBD bind directly to receptors within this system that are typically found on the nerve cells of organs. Skin is the largest organ of the body, so it is natural that a significant amount of cannabinoid receptor sites can be found there. CBD & THC have the ability to not only bind to these receptors but they also penetrate the skin at a very rapid rate and deliver a potent anti-inflammatory response without any psychogenic effect. Topical cannabis application can provide a fast-acting therapeutic effect on localized inflammation, and therefore pain. It is for these reasons that massage practitioners typically have a great amount of success when integrating the use of topical cannabis with massage techniques.
Patients who receive THC or CBD massages generally report an increased sense of relaxation, yet no mental high. Marijuana massages have entered the mainstream as an safe and effect means of relief for those dealing with pain and inflammation. Furthermore, CBD has also been shown to help facilitate the healing of connective tissue creating even greater benefits for individuals with injuries who are using massage as their source of therapy.
More and more studies are underway these days that aim to backup the claims that topical cannabis is one of the most effective pain management tools available today, but many massage therapists, as well as health care practitioners, are not waiting for these studies to take place. Many are already using THC and CBD products and they are getting the results that their patients need and desire.