Are you looking for Cannabinoid or Canna Massage Therapy in Colorado Springs? With Colorado being a Medical Marijuana friendly state, this is an ever-increasing request. Ever since this has become legal here, I’ve chosen to offer this to my clients, especially when they don’t respond to other forms of treatment.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Many are not aware that they have an Endocannabinoid System and how cannabis can assist because of this system when it comes to many aspects of healing and pain management. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids (fats) and their receptors.
As more and more research is conducted on cannabinoids like THC and CBD and the endocannabinoid system, newer ways to use cannabinoid based products are being developed, including the use of one of our largest and most outward of organs which is the integumentary system (our skin).
Cannabis topicals include balms, salves, lotions, and oils that are infused with active cannabinoids and are applied to and absorbed directly through your skin. Topicals have grown in popularity in recent years, with cannabinoids like THC and CBD making their way into everything from lip balm and massage oils to cosmetics and much more.
How Do Topicals Work?
Rather than smoking marijuana or ingesting it orally, which will affect the whole body and can take up to 2 hours or more to fully experience the effects, the topical application of cannabinoids allows them to be absorbed directly into the affected area for faster and more focused relief. This minimally invasive method for medical cannabis use often serves as a first point of contact between curious consumers and the medical cannabis industry. Reluctant to ingest or smoke the raw cannabis plant, new users may be more willing to try external applications.
What Should I Use Topicals For?
It has been well documented that cannabinoids are effective in the management of difficult and chronic pain due to their interaction with the endocannabinoid system (Russo, 2008). However, little research has been done into the application of these cannabinoids transdermally. The medical literature that has been published indicates that, because cannabis infused salves and balms are non-psychoactive and affect only the region to which they are applied, they are the most effective application of cannabinoids for localized relief from pain, tension, muscle ache, and inflammation.
Athletes have been exploring the topical use of cannabis for some time because it offers physical relief without the dangerous side effects of prescription painkillers, it doesn’t leave the user too intoxicated to perform at their peak, and it isn’t detectable on drug tests like those performed by the World Anti-doping Agency, the largest drug testing agency for sports in the world.
Cannabis topicals then can be effectively applied for a variety of ailments near the skin for a more focused and faster acting relief than when cannabinoids are ingested.
Here at Breath of Life Therapies of Colorado Springs located in Old Colorado City we can use up to a ounce of cannabinoid topicals of our own on clients legally in the state of Colorado. However, we have found through the years of application during massage our clients in pain or chronic pain need additonal topical application. Legally it is best to provide your own topicals when receiving a massage.
Canna Massage in Colorado Springs
As a massage therapist in Colorado Springs using these personally and professionally over the years I have seen great healing and relief of clients pain, stress and anxiety when combining massage, essential oils and cannabinoid topicals during a session on a regular and short term basis.
This is a shortened page on Cannabinoid Massage. For more info, please go to my blog The Science & Affects of Cannabinoid Infused Topicals and Massage and learn more.