hemp CBD Massage FAQ
How do I schedule a CBD Massage?
You can call the office or schedule online. Click here for our amazing CBD Pain Relief Therapy.
Is hemp CBD legal?
Yes. The products we use are made from hemp. Hemp derived products are legal to buy, sell, and use in all 50 states, and they are federally legal.
We use Charlotte's Web (CW Hemp) products in our hemp CBD massage. We sell CW Hemp products in our office.
Will I get high from a CBD massage?
No. We use 100% full spectrum hemp based topical products from CW Hemp, which contain less than 0.01% THC, and massage topicals are not absorbed into the blood. There is no "high" associated with the use of hemp CBD products.
Please note: Any products labeled as "transdermal" WILL enter the bloodstream. Advanced Massage Therapies uses only topical products and does not use any transdermal products for CBD massage.
Will I pass a drug test from having a CBD massage?
While individual results may vary, the broad consensus is NO. One time or even regular use would not show up on a blood or urine drug test. Our creams and balms are topical, and do not enter the bloodstream. They are lab-tested to ensure virtually zero THC. However, full spectrum hemp CBD products contain a tiny amount of THC. If you’re concerned with drug testing, please know that we do use full spectrum, topical hemp in our massage which contains approximately 0.01% THC.
Please note: Any products labeled as "transdermal" WILL enter the blood stream. Advanced Massage Therapies does not use any transdermal products in our massage; the products used are only topical.
What are the benfits of a Hemp CBD Massage?
There are a number of reasons why you should consider getting a hemp CBD-infused massage, including:
Reduce inflammation: Inflammation is directly linked with acute pain, particularly at joints or in muscles. By applying hemp CBD topicals directly to the affected areas, the cannabinoid's natural anti-inflammatory effects can help to reduce the inflammation and therefore relieve any discomfort being experienced due to sore muscles.
Reduce chronic pain: There could be several reasons why people suffer from chronic pain. Whether from overuse of muscles, an injury that never properly healed, or pain suffered as a result of a medical disorder, chronic pain can be debilitating. But adding hemp CBD into a regular massage routine can help a great deal.
More people are turning to hemp CBD (both orally and topically) to help them to deal with pain management. In addition to reducing inflammation, a hemp CBD massage can also increase blood flow throughout the areas affected and soothe muscle tension.
Hemp CBD massage has also been found to help reduce blood pressure, alleviate stress, and speed up the recovery of muscles which have experienced injury or overuse. During a hemp CBD massage, CBD can help to naturally reduce pain and inflammation to allow for faster healing.
Alleviate anxiety and stress: Getting a hemp CBD massage is already a great way to reduce stress, and adding hemp CBD can help your mind and body relax even more. A massage already comes with its own set of health benefits. The application of therapeutic touch has been shown to have positive effects on muscle and joint pain, stress, anxiety, headaches, digestive disorders, and even sleep disorders. Adding hemp CBD into a therapeutic massage can enhance such benefits when applied appropriately. Next time you schedule a massage appointment, make it a hemp CBD massage!
How do you use hemp CBD in your massage therapy practice?
Concentrated, measured amounts of Charlotte's Web Hemp topical CBD balm or cream are applied directly to areas of the body where the most pain is experienced. In a hemp CBD massage, the therapist applies a thick balm or cream on the areas of pain. Our clients report lasting relief from pain within minutes of application.
Each measured amount of balm contains approximately 22-25mg of full spectrum hemp, and out of that, 15-17mg is CBD. We offer up to three measured amounts per massage (up to approximately 66-75mg of full spectrum hemp/45-51 mg of CBD) depending on the level you choose.
Each level of hemp CBD massage contains a a measured amount of product, so we only apply the exact amount that you need. Level 1 will cover one area of discomfort, Level 2 will cover up to two ares of discomfort, and Level 3 will cover up to three areas of discomfort.
For example: One measured amount is enough to cover an average size full back, shoulders, and neck. A second measured amount is enough to generously cover two average size arms and hands. A third measured amount would be enough to cover one leg.
Are there times I shouldn’t receive a CBD Massage or take Hemp CBD orally?
Consult your physician before beginning any supplements or botanical extracts. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before use. For use by adults 18+. Keep products for home use out of reach of children. Cannabis is universally regarded as safe and effective. However, there are a few 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.” For more info, please see https://www.projectcbd.org/article/cbd-drug-interactions-role-cytochrome-p450
Please note: Any topical use product labeled as "transdermal" WILL enter the blood stream. Advanced Massage Therapies does not use any transdermal products in our massage.
What are the differences between cannabis, marijuana, and hemp?
Both marijuana and hemp are cultivars of cannabis which have been differentiated through selective breeding for various purposes. By law, hemp contains 0.3% or less THC, and marijuana has been bred for higher levels of THC. Hemp, which features high levels of CBD and numerous essential acids, is typically grown for agricultural, industrial, nutritional, and medical purposes. Marijuana is a cannabis plant which has been grown for medical and recreational purposes, and high THC content. Note: THC is the ONLY cannabinoid compound which produces a high or psychoactive effects.
What is the difference between CBD isolate and full spectrum hemp?
A lot of people get confused by this. All cannabis plants make about 100 cannabinoid compounds. Full spectrum hemp contains all of the cannabinoid compounds. One compound included in the group is CBD, which has a wide array of healing properties. Full spectrum hemp products deliver the best results. All of the compounds work together and enhance each other to create what is called the entourage effect. We use full spectrum hemp in our CBD massage.
What hemp CBD products do you use, and can I purchase them?
Quality and strength of products really matters! We want to provide our clients with the highest quality hemp CBD products. We use Charlotte's Web (CW Hemp) full spectrum, topical hemp products in our CBD massage. CW Hemp topical products are three times stronger than others on the market today. We have products for sale in our office.
Here's a brief story of Charlotte's Web:
Several years ago, a little girl from Georgia named Charlotte had a serious seizure disorder called Dravet's Syndrome. She suffered from over 300 massive seizures per week. Desperate for help, her mother took her to Colorado in search of a high CBD strain of cannabis with virtually no THC. There, she found a strain which stopped her daughter's seizures. The strain she found was eventually renamed after her daughter and became Charlotte's Web. In 2014, the US Farm Bill was passed, and hemp was classified as legal. This finally allowed for children and adults all over the USA to be able to purchase hemp CBD. In 2018, the Farm Bill made hemp derived CBD federally legal.
Please visit our Charlotte's Web product page for more information.
I want to know more about cannabinoids. Can you explain more?
The cannabis plant contains dozens of active compounds called cannabinoids, found in various concentrations within a plant's flowers, leaves, and stem. The majority of cannabinoids are located in the flowers of the female plant and are concentrated in a viscous resin, which is produced in glandular structures called 'trichomes'. In addition to its wealth of cannabinoids, the resin is also rich in terpenes. Terpenes are largely responsible for cannabis' distinct odor, as well as much of the variations in physiological effects across strains.
Cannabinoids are delivered to the body via several routes, including through smoking plant material, vaporizing concentrates, ingesting plant material, and topical application. Researchers have identified over 70 unique cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. Many of these cannabinoids interact with the human endocannabinoid system via cannabinoid receptors found throughout our bodies.
Although scientists are still identifying new cannabinoid receptors, research has advanced at a rapid pace. The two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the human body are called CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptor is expressed mainly in the brain and central nervous system, as well as the lungs, liver and kidneys. The CB2 receptor is primarily expressed in the immune system, hematopoietic cells, and throughout the gut. The affinity of an individual cannabinoid to each receptor, as well as the cannabinoid's own pharmacology, combine to determine how it will affect the human body.