The hemp plant might be called the gift that keeps giving. First off, it is a CBD source (cannabidiol), the non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis that has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties without psychotropic effects. And if that wasn’t enough, cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant provides hemp seed oil, which is high in antioxidants, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids, making it a powerful skin moisturizer. It’s anti-inflammatory properties dramatically reduce skin dryness to alleviate itching and reduce irritation without clogging pores.
Now you can address clients’ pain and dry skin with our CBD Spot-On Pain Relief treatment. The circulation-boosting contrast therapy features Lab+Blends CBD Massage Balm, which includes hemp seed oil. CBD Spot-On Pain Relief treatment 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 Balm (1/4 oz)
- Replenishing Light Massage Oil (2 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.
- Have the client supine on the massage table.
- Perform a quick overall body stretch, including arms across the chest, knees up to the chest, hip circles, IT band stretch, and hamstrings stretch.
- Do a full-body rock, including flexion-extension of the feet.
- Place a hot pack under the client’s neck.
- Place a cold pack across the client’s chest.
- While the Hot and Cold Packs Stay in place, gently massage the face, scalp, and neck—3 min.
- Rotate the Hot and Cold Packs
- While the Hot and Cold Packs stay in place, use the Replenishing Light Massage Oil to perform long hand to shoulder effleurage strokes on both arms. 3 min.
- Using the Second Set of Hot and Cold Packs, place the Hot Pack on the abdomen and the Cold Pack under the sacrum.
- While the hot and cold packs stay in place, massage the client’s sternum, intercostal muscles, and thoracic cage, including gentle compressions.
- Rotate the hot and cold packs.
- While the Hot and Cold Packs stay in place, use the Replenishing Light Massage Oil to perform long foot to hip effleurage strokes on both legs. 3 min.
- Remove the packs and have to client turn to a prone position.
- Use the Replenishing Light Massage Oil to perform long effleurage strokes from the shoulder to the sacrum, continuing the movement to the hips and legs. 5 – 10 min.
- Use Lab+Blends CBD Massage Balm on any areas of congestion or pain in combination with direct pressure.
- Perform a gentle stretching
In addition to Lab+Blends CBD Massage Balm, you’ll find hemp seed oil in: