Natural Therapeutics is proud to recognize the therapeutic properties of cannabis infused topicals. We hope to Enlighten, Ease, and Educate the community into incorporating this powerful, natural, non-psychoactive medicinal herb into the field of massage and bodywork through the use of lotions, oils, and creams.
Cannabis topicals are effective for pain relief, the treatment of inflammation and immune enhancing responses in the body. “Topically applied marijuana extracts have been found to be extremely effective for the treatment of pain, and do not exert any psycho-activity whatsoever” according to Denver based physician, Alan Shackelford. Topicals enter the body via the skin, the largest organ in the body, and do not typically enter the bloodstream. These topical agents work their magic on the sensory and pain receptors that lie in the many layers of the skin and muscles. Some say it melts your muscles from the inside out during a massage and enhances the relaxation response.
Cannabis Infused Topicals
Natural Therapeutics has created our own line of solar infused cannabis oil to provide a high quality, potent product accessible to anyone with pain and inflammation. Our infusion is created using only pure, natural ingredients, organic and pharmaceutical grade cannabis. Our solar infused cannabis oil is micro-crafted in small, artisanal batches. You can use this oil in any of your masages, just ask your therapist!
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the cannabis sativa plant that has significant medical benefits but does not cause a “high”. CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC.
“Marijuana is lipophilic, which means that it can be dissolved into a fat-soluble substance and readily enter cell membranes. In other words, it can be effective when applied topically on the skin. Marijuana can be used transdermally to relieve pain from many conditions. Medical marijuana can be a balm, lotion, ointment or rubbing alcohol solution. In the old days when people only had plants to use for medication, many patients would soak marijuana leaves in alcohol and apply them as a poultice to an arthritic or swollen joint.”
“Many substances pass easily through the skin and that is why transdermal medicine has been more evident in contemporary medicine. When it comes to marijuana’s anti-inflammatory effect people have long experienced this in action when they have applied marijuana to their skin. Patients with arthritis, muscle and joint pain can testify to the easing of the aches and pains that they feel on a regular basis. Topical marijuana preparations usually provide only local relief and do not have effect on the brain, meaning there is usually no high. This is helpful for those times when marijuana use is inappropriate (like when you have to drive your car) and you still need pain relief! Topical preparations can be purchased or made at home.”
Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P)
Director International Medical Veritas Association
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine