Looking for a topical pain reliever? Depending on the ailment, lidocaine may be the answer. It’s a drug that blocks transmission of nerve messages. Lidocaine acts as an anesthetic, an agent that reduces sensation or numbs pain. Many clients will be familiar with its use at the dentist for numbing gums. They may even buy it over the counter in topical brands such as Bactine or Solarcaine Cool Aloe to reduce the pain or discomfort caused by skin irritations from sunburn, insect bites, poison oak and minor cuts and scratches.
Lidocaine also deserves its place on the back bar for massage because it’s known to ease joint related pain. That’s why we’ve included it as an ingredient in three Lab+Blends products with CBD.
Precise Pain Relief
Here’s a treatment featuring Lab Blends CBD Massage Cream that will help clients decrease back pain caused by inflammation. It offers state-of-the-art clinical care containing active ingredients and powerful pain fighters.
- Lab Blends 408mg CBD Massage Cream… 1/3 ounce
- Position client on the massage table in a supine position.
- Perform a gentle rocking compression from the shoulder to the hip.
- Starting at the head of the table, apply a 5 second compression to the front of the chest. Slowly increase the pressure of the compression. Repeat movement down each arm and along the lateral rib cage.
- Squeeze a dime size amount of Lab Blends 408mg CBD Massage Cream into the palm of your hand. Rub hands together and then apply cream to client’s right arm from the wrist to the occipital ridge.
- Perform 4 slow effleurage stokes from the wrist to the occipital ridge. Start with the hand palm down and rotate the arm with each successive stroke.
- Perform 4 slow push/pull movements starting at the client’s wrist and moving to the shoulder.
- Repeat 4 & 5 on the left side.
- Perform 4 slow push/pull movements to the client’s abdominal area from the hip to just under the breast line. Jump over the breast tissue and continue movement on the upper chest.
- Move to the head of the table. Apply long effleurage strokes from the shoulder to the occipital ridge.
Repeat 6 Times
- From a seated position, perform head rotations and push/ pull from the base of the neck to the occipital ridge.
- Have client turn to a prone position.
- Repeat 3 & 4 on the back.
- Perform 4 slow push/pull movements from the client’s hip to upper back.
- Move to the head of the table; perform 4 slow, deep effleurage strokes from the occipital ridge to the sacrum.
- Move to the right side. Perform 4 slow, deep effleurage strokes from the hip to the shoulder.
Repeat on Left Side
- Perform slow rocking compressions with finger tips from sacrum to occipital ridge along the spine.
17. Finish with long slow connecting strokes from the occipital ridge to the sacrum.