At BIOTONE, we pride ourselves on using ingredients that truly stand the test of time. One such ingredient is the herb Comfrey. Since ancient times, the roots and leaves of the Comfrey plant have been used to treat damaged tissues and broken bones. Healthline notes that in Japan, the plant, originally known as “knitbone,” has been harvested and used as a traditional treatment for over 2,000 years for muscle sprains, bruises, burns, and joint inflammation.
The chemical substances in Comfrey that contribute to its healing properties include allantoin, which boosts new skin cell growth, and rosmarinic acid, which helps relieve pain and inflammation.
We’ve included Comfrey in our new Lab+Blends Professional CBD Massage Oil. It combines 700 mg of Hemp-Derived CBD with omega-rich Hempseed Oil to ease sore joints and aching muscles. Comfrey and Arnica Extracts work together to help relieve bruising and arthritis.
Here’s a treatment using Lab+Blends CBD Massage Oil to rejuvenate mind and body with this circulation-boosting contrast therapy. “Spot-On Pain Relief” helps clients decrease pain and increase circulation to areas of injury and restricted blood flow by utilizing alternating hot and cold packs. Learn to customize this effective therapy by incorporating CBD products, massage products, and techniques that will enhance your intended therapeutic goals.
- Lab+Blends CBD Massage Oil (1 oz)
- Lab+Blends CBD Massage Balm (1/4 oz)
• 2 -3 Hot Packs – Can be a Hydrocollator pack, hot water bottle, microwavable pack, or a Hotshotz
• 2 – 3 Cold Packs
• 2 hand towels
The use of hot and cold individually is a very safe and beneficial add-on to any therapy assuming proper precautions are taken. A few things any therapist utilizing thermal therapy should be aware of are:
• Do not apply heat to fresh injuries that are still hot, red, or inflamed.
• Never place a hot/cold pack or hot stones directly on the client’s skin.
A towel or terrycloth cover should be placed between the pack and the client’s skin, and hot stones should always be moving and never left sitting on the client’s body.
• Cryotherapy (cold) should not be used on clients who have hypertension or ischemia. Hypertension already causes vasoconstriction, and ischemic limbs already have a reduction in blood flow to tissues.
• It is important to monitor temperatures closely when working with the client with neuropathy as they will be unable to feel whether or not the temperature being applied is too hot or too cold. This puts them at risk for heat or ice burn.
1. Have the client supine on the massage table.
2. Perform a quick overall body stretch, including arms across the chest, knees up to the chest, hip circles, IT band stretch, and hamstrings stretch.
3. Do a full-body rock, including flexion-extension of the feet.
4. Place a hot pack under the client’s neck.
5. Place cold pack across the client’s chest.
6. While the Hot and Cold Packs Stay in place, gently massage the face, scalp, and neck—3 min.
7. Rotate the Hot and Cold Packs
8. While the Hot and Cold Packs stay in place, use the Lab+Blends CBD Massage Oil to perform long hand to shoulder effleurage strokes on both arms. 3 min.
9. Using the Second Set of Hot and Cold Packs, place the Hot Pack on the abdomen and the Cold Pack under the sacrum.
10. While the hot and cold packs stay in place, massage the client’s sternum, intercostal muscles, and thoracic cage, including gentle compressions.
11. Rotate the hot and cold packs.
12. While the Hot and Cold Packs stay in place, use the Lab+Blends CBD Massage Oil to perform long foot to hip effleurage strokes on both legs. 3 min.
13. Remove the packs and have to client turn to a prone position.
14. Use the Lab+Blends CBD Massage Oil to perform long effleurage strokes from the shoulder to the sacrum, continuing the movement to the hips and legs. 5 – 10 min.
15. Use Lab+Blends CBD Massage Balm on congestion or pain areas in combination with direct pressure.
16. Perform a gentle stretching.