Using topical hemp extract oil products in your practice can enhance the therapeutic benefits of the massage, and many therapists feel that it is a great benefit for themselves as well.
It makes your work easier. Hemp Extract Oil -infused products not only amp up treatment benefits for your clients, but also make your job easier. As the hemp extract oil topical begins loosening muscles and relieving stress, clients are able to sink into a deeper state of relaxation. This lets you work deeper with less effort, which is particularly helpful when performing deep tissue massage. It’s also been reported that clients experience less soreness and recover more quickly after treatments using hemp extract oil products.
It eases your own aches and pains. Hemp Extract Oil also benefits you as a therapist who is providing physically demanding services. A cannabis product company visited a local spa that had been offering hemp extract oil-enhanced massage for two years. They spoke with one of its therapists, who reported that “giving a cannabis massage was less stressful on her muscles than a traditional one.”
In an interview with American Spa Magazine, Jordan Person, founder of Primal Therapeutics in Colorado, said, “I was at a point that I had been doing massage for many years, and my wrists were starting to give out on me. I began applying cannabis-infused lotions and oils to my patients and in a few weeks, I realized I had no wrist pain.”
It’s safe for the body. As reported in Forbes Magazine in 2018, the World Health Organization reports that “[N]aturally occurring cannabidiol is safe and well-tolerated in human and animals and is not associated with any negative public health effects.” It further states that “hemp extract oil”, a non-psychoactive chemical found in cannabis, does not induce physical dependence and is not associated with abuse potential. Unlike THC, people aren’t getting high off of hemp extract oil.”
Hemp Extract Oil extracted from hemp contains less than .3% (.003) THC. You should not feel high or experience any negative change in your mind or mental process with this level of THC.
What to Look for When Selecting Hemp Extract Oil Massage Products
One of the most popular uses of hemp extract oil in massage is to use massage oil infused with hemp extract oil. There are many variances in dosage. If you look at different brands you will notice different milligrams of hemp extract oil in their products.
Always calculate the number of milligrams (mg) per ounce; that way you are comparing apples to apples. It is very deceiving if you see on the label 2,400 milligrams, but it doesn’t list how many milligrams per ounce- when you divide that by 32 oz. or a gallon (128 oz.) you get the true information of the level of concentration of the hemp extract oil.
An average massage uses less than an ounce of massage oil. so consider how much oil will be used in the treatment to get a good dosage. Fifty milligrams per ounce is a very good target. Other topical products such as balms and creams may have higher concentration of hemp extract oil and are used for targeted application to focused areas that need special treatment.
Look for organic hemp extract oil for a pure form, which means organically farmed and cultivated. Extraction method is also important. Avoid glycol extractions and look for C02 extraction method which is one of the best. Third-party testing of hemp extract oil shows that the supplier has tested by an impartial and accredited third-party laboratory to ensure purity and concentration levels and that there are no solvents, pesticides, microbials or metals.
Enhance the Therapy of Your Massage
Hemp Extract Oil certainly does not replace your skilled techniques or healing hands, but it can enhance the therapeutic benefits of the massage by layering its own benefits. Clients who receive hemp extract oil massage comment that they feel more relaxed, some find chronic pain has dissipated, some find relief for their recurring headaches.
Hemp Extract Oil can help with inflammation. and that is especially beneficial when working with stress and strained muscle tissues. The great news is that at proper dosage it is safe and will do no harm, so try incorporating it into your massage practice and share your results with our massage community.