hemp CBD
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THC Delta 8 Massage FAQ

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      Is hemp derived CBD and THC Delta 8 legal?

​Yes.  The products we use are made from hemp.  Hemp derived products are legal to use in all 50 states.  We use Charlotte's Web (CW Hemp) and Alpine Dispensary products in our practice. Hemp derived CBD became legal in 2014, and hemp derived THC Delta 8 became legal in 2018.

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       Will I get high from a CBD or THC Delta 8 massage?

No. Massage topicals are not absorbed into the blood.  There is no "high" associated with the use of topical hemp 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.

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       Will I pass a drug test from having a CBD or THC Delta 8 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 balms are topical, and do not enter the bloodstream.  However, if your job has very strict drug testing policies, we always suggest that you proceed with caution or abstain from adding these products to your therapy.

 

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.  

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       What are the benfits of a Hemp CBD or THC Delta 8 Massage?

There are a number of reasons why you should consider getting a hemp CBD or THC Delta 8 infused massage, including:

Reduce inflammation: Inflammation is directly linked with acute pain, particularly at joints or in muscles. By applying hemp 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 into a regular massage routine can help a great deal.

More people are turning to hemp CBD and THC Delta 8 (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 therapy, CBD and THC Delta 8 can help to naturally reduce pain and inflammation to allow for faster healing.

Alleviate anxiety and stress: Getting massage is already a great way to reduce stress, and adding hemp CBD can help your mind and body relax even more by adding extra pain relief.  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. 

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        How do you use hemp CBD and THC Delta 8 in your practice? 

Concentrated, measured amounts of topical balm are applied directly to areas of the body where the most pain is experienced.  In a therapy session, the therapist applies the balm on the areas of pain. Our clients report lasting relief from pain within minutes of application. 

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       Are there times I shouldn’t receive a CBD or THC Delta 8 massage?

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 years of age or older. 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.  

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       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 Delta 9, and marijuana has been bred for higher levels of THC Delta 9.  Hemp, which features high levels of CBD and numerous essential acids, is typically grown for agricultural, industrial, nutritional, and medical purposes. Hemp derived THC Delta 8 became legal in 2018.

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       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.  

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       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.

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