CHABA (Cannabis Health and Beauty Aid) oils are herbally based and have pain relieving & anti inflamatory properties that give your full body massage an extra boost. While there is no psychoactive effect from the use of CHABA oils, the effects of this massage last longer than when using non-CHABA oils.
MENTION THE CHABA ADD-ON UPON BOOKING YOUR FULL BODY MASSAGE
60MIN • 90MIN • 120MIN
What is CHABA?
CHABA stands for Cannabis Health And Beauty Aids
Hemp products containing 0.3% THC or less are considered CHABA. These products are legal for massage practitioners to use in their practice.
It’s not within the scope of practice for massage practitioners in Washington State to use any products, including topical lotions and oils that contain more than 0.3% THC on their clients – regardless of being medical or recreational and regardless of whether the client provides the product.
Are there different types of Cannabis topicals?
Yes, and they have different effects.
Hempseed oil products have been around for decades and utilize the best that hempseed oil has to offer. Hempseed oil is rich in omega 6 and 3, amino acids, and multiple vitamins. Hempseed oil promotes collagen production and elasticity in the skin. Hempseed oil also has a low-level anti inflammatory property, but is not to be confused with hemp-derived CBD. There are also “CBD Only” products which are solely derived from industrial hemp CBD. These are not derived from the hempseed (itself), but from the resin concentrate of the rest of the plant. All products in this category should contain no THC.
CHABA, infused with marijuana, with a finished level of LESS THAN 0.3% THC, and are non-intoxicating.
Recreational/ Medical Marijuana topicals. All cannabis topicals with more than 0.3% THC in their finished content. These can be bought in recreational marijuana shops only.
How does Cannabis technically affect the body when applied topically?
We have an endocannabinoids system (ECS) within our body. Its main purpose is to maintain homeostasis on a cellular level.
There are 2 types of receptors (CB1 receptors & CB2 receptors) that bind to cannabinoids once consumed. CB1 receptors can be found in the central nervous system, the brain, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and organs.
Most importantly to LMPs, they modulate and moderate the perception of pain. CB1 is Keyed to THC. CB2 receptors can be found in the immune system and its associated structures, with the highest concentration located in the spleen.
Most importantly to LMPs CB2 receptors can be found all over the skin. It is keyed to CBD. Many tissues contain both CB1 and CB2 receptors, each linked to a different action.