CBD Cannabis Massage
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Cannabis, Massage & Topicals - a quick guide to understanding why CBD massage is AMAZING!
One of the easiest ways to utilize Cannabis is through topical application. Topicals are creams, lotions, and oils that have been infused with the essence of the Cannabis flower, much like using various essential oils. The topicals are applied to the skin, and are not absorbed into the bloodstream, so they do not produce the typical "high" associated with smoking or ingesting Cannabis products.
**note that this does not apply to any topicals labelled "transdermal".**
A study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (see the study here) found both CB1 and CB2 receptors are located in many areas of human skin, including hair follicles, sweat glands and nerve fiber bundles. This finding implies that the chemical compounds found in cannabis can directly affect these receptors without requiring a passage through the blood/brain barrier, thus keeping the user from feeling "stoned".
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Cannabis - Marijuana & Hemp, have been center stage here in Colorado since Cannabis use was legalized in January 2014.Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a previosly unknown biochemical communication system in the human body - the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
We now know that this system plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood and day-to-day experience.
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In fact, the ECS is the reason that the Cannabis plants effect the human body in the way that they do. The discovery of the chemical receptors that make up the ECS and how they are activated when using Cannabis has significantly advanced our understanding of human biology, health, and disease.
Some may be looking for a mind-altering experience, while others are trying to find pain relief, or help sleeping. Cannabis wouldn't have these effects on the body, however, if the this key system - the ECS - was not present. How amazing is THAT?
Cannabinoids are the chemicals contained in Cannabis
CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied.
CBD and THC levels tend to vary among different plants. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD.
However, by using selective breeding techniques, cannabis breeders have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and next to zero levels of THC.
CBD has a wide range of medical benefits
Although CBD and THC act on different pathways of the body, they seem to have many of the same medical benefits. According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found CBD to possess the following medical properties:
CBD is non-psychoactive
Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. While this makes CBD a poor choice for recreational Marijuana users, it gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects.
CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC.
A 2011 review published in Current Drug Safety concludes that CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors add that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses.
CBD reduces the negative effects of THC
CBD seems to offer natural protection against the marijuana high. Numerous studies suggest that CBD acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment and paranoia.
CBD also appears to counteract the sleep-inducing effects of THC, which may explain why some strains of cannabis are known to increase alertness.
Both CBD and THC have been found to present no risk of lethal overdose. However, to reduce potential side effects, medical users may be better off using cannabis with higher levels of CBD.
Mountain Serenity Massage & Wellness
East Centennial near Southlands Mall (Picadilly & Smoky Hill Rd)
5742 S Netherland St
Centennial, CO 80015
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