What is CBD and why is it being offered during my massage?

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If you think you are seeing CBD everywhere, including the lattes at your neighborhood coffee shop, you are not hallucinating. Since the 1960s the cannabis plant is having a big revival, but this time it’s for health claims. Also, this time, it’s legal, in almost every state. CBD oil is the latest derivative of the cannabis plant to gain attention for its vast claims of health benefits without the psychoactive ingredient THC, and it’s being widely embraced for pain management, anxiety and even epilepsy.

WHAT IS CBD?

CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, in the cannabis plant.

The least processed form of the cannabis plant is hemp. Hemp contains most of the CBD that people use medicinally. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but the two are very different.

CBD Oil derived from hemp, does not contain THC, and thus is non-psychoactive.

IS CBD LEGAL?

Unlike marijuana, which does contain THC, CBD is legal in all but four states and a growing number of countries.
WILL CBD GET ME HIGH?

No. CBD is not psychoactive. This means that CBD does not change a person's state of mind when they use it. However, CBD does appear to produce significant changes in the body, and some research suggests that it has health benefits.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE POSSIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CBD?

HOW DOES CBD AID IN PAIN RELIEF?

One of the primary phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant helps relieve pain in targeted areas when applied topically. It naturally integrates with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which maintains homeostasis by detecting and regulating hunger, pain, mood, and memory, to soothe sore muscles and aches.

The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of the CBD gel used in a study on lab animals noted reduced inflammation and overall pain in affected joints without side effects. This could hold promise for people with arthritis.

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HOW DOES MEDICAL MASSAGE GROUP USE CBD FOR PAIN?

At MMG, we have always been on the forefront of pain management from the day we opened our business. In 1991, it was nearly impossible to find much needed trained, qualified prenatal massage therapists in New York City. We saw the need and we opened our clinic with that offering.

Now with cutting edge research on CBD and its healing properties for pain and anxiety, without the harmful and addictive side effects of opioids, we offer massages with CBD Intensive Cream and sell it in our shop for $30.

The CBD Intensive Cream is packed with essential oils including powerful Hemp CBD, Shea Butter, Aloe, Lavender, and other beneficial naturally derived ingredients. It targets pain, relieves discomfort and creates an immediate soothing sensation, while moisturizing your skin. It is NATURAL HEMP CBD • LEAPING BUNNY CERTIFIED • 100% VEGAN • NON-PSYCHOACTIVE • THC-FREE

We have already experienced significant pain relieving results using the CBD cream with our clients, and our network of massage therapists also speak of great outcomes.

When you book your next massage, inquire about adding CBD Intensive Cream to your therapy and pick some up at our office to use at home.

Kristin Sewell