Cannabis-Infused Massage Oil
EXPERIENCE THE “GANJASSAGE”
With Mary Jane’s Medicinals Cannabis-Infused Massage Oil, you can transform a standard therapeutic massage into a “Ganjassage.” Enhanced with the natural healing properties of the cannabis plant, our cannabis massage oil is an expertly-formulated blend created specifically to promote full-body relaxation and comfort. The cannabinoid content in the massage oil supports the peripheral nervous system to allow for effective relief of soreness and tightness, while the oil’s smooth consistency and aromatherapeutic essential oils boost any massage’s relaxation factor, and will leave your skin glowing.
Cannabis-infused grape seed oil, avocado oil, jojoba, sweet almond oil and a mild blend of essential oils that include peppermint, lavender and cedar.
The Cannabis Plant-stimulates your own endocannabinoid system to promote your body’s natural healing and homeostasis response. Cannabis has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and calming abilities.
Grape Seed Oil-rich in vitamin E, grape seed oil contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anti-microbial properties.
Avocado Oil-rich in Vitamins A, D and E which promotes skin cell growth and regeneration. Vitamins A and E have strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory functions that promote faster healing of cuts, acne breakouts and dermatitis. These vitamins also give you natural sun protection. Studies have shown the topical application of avocado oil can reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamins A and D can promote collagen production, the application of which can slow down your skin’s aging process.
Jojoba Oil-a natural emollient, jojoba oil is quite similar to sebum (the oil your skin naturally produces), allowing it to absorb easily and readily into your skin, making it a gentle, skin-softening moisturizer for all skin types. Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. As a result, it is used to help soothe skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, chapped skin, sunburn and eczema.
Sweet Almond Oil-also rich in vitamin E, this oil works wonders for soothing the effects of dry, itchy skin, even when caused by skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Sweet almond oil has been shown to protect against UV-B rays. It easily penetrates into your skin and contains many fatty acids that help skin stay supple and soft without clogging pores.
Essential Oil of Peppermint-known to have analgesic, decongestant, anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic and carminative properties. Therefore, it often used to ease discomfort associated with colds, flu, nausea, digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), menstrual cramps, muscular pains and aches, rheumatoid arthritis, acne, irritated skin, burns, insect bites, headache, stress and emotional imbalance.
Essential Oil of Lavender-an effective agent in helping to relieve stress, which can cause hypertension. It promotes relaxation and therefore is often used as a sleep aid. Lavender also helps promote circulation. It is used to combat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis and other inflammations. It can speed healing of wounds, cuts, burns and sunburns as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. The aromatic qualities of this herb are uplifting, soothing and cleansing.
Essential Oil of Cedar-has anti-spasmodic, tonic, astringent, expectorant, sedative and fungicidal properties.Take your massage to a new level with Mary Jane's Medicinals' cannabis massage oil. Experience a deeper state of relaxation and enhanced pain relief.
I Tried a Cannabis Massage and This Is What Happened
I know what you’re thinking: Did it get you high?
That’s all anyone asked me after I got a massage with cannabis cream in Denver, where marijuana is legal.
While I consider myself a connoisseur of spas and weed (only where it’s legal, of course), I still wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from the LoDo Massage Studio. I booked the studio’s signature Mile High Massage using Apothecanna’s Pain Cream, a massage lotion laced with cannabis (plus arnica, peppermint, and juniper—but who cares, right?).
Topical cannabinoids are, according to doctors, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories with, according to The Dude Lebowski, pain-killing properties. I’m going to be honest here—I’m suspicious of the never-ending health claims that position cannabis as a panacea: You can cook with it; it will cure a headache or help you sleep like a baby. It seems too good to be true.
But my massage was ridiculously good. I’m one of those “Harder! No, harder!” massage people. (Does this make me a masochist?) This one was intense even by my yardstick, but still I floated through it in a blissed-out blur. After the massage ended, I felt loosey-goosey relaxed and ready for a nap. Or an order of fries. Maybe someone could throw fries in my mouth while I napped? If I didn’t always want fries and a nap, I’d think there might be something to this topical cannabis business.
The only thing to do was investigate further! For science! So off to Primal Wellness in Englewood, Colorado, the “world’s first cannabis-infused spa.” Yes, that line is trademarked, and yes, every service here—facials, waxes, lash extensions, manicures—can be enhanced with something cannabis.
“Our gateway treatment for women is the manicure,” says Danielli Martel, who co-owns the shop. “We use Zoya natural nail polish and organic, vegan cannabis-infused oil during the hand massage. That’s when they get hooked.”
Since it doesn’t penetrate the bloodstream, topical cannabis has no psychogenic effects (meaning you won’t get stoned), but it relaxes muscles so the therapist can go deeper without causing pain. And as I discovered, the power of suggestion can make you feel high. Cannabis oil is also used at the spa to reduce the redness and sting of waxing and to calm stressed-out skin during facials. (“Put cannabis oil on a zit overnight,” says Martel. “You’ll look like a witch with a green wart, but it’ll clear up.”) Even getting lash extensions includes a depuffing cannabis mini massage around your eyes.
Later, therapist Angie Borgeson gave me the first Swedish massage I have ever enjoyed in my entire life. Her strokes were subtle and precise, like an experienced cat burglar picking a lock. “That’s cool,” I murmured into the face hole. “Hey, is there a big variance in how cold people’s feet are?” No idea why, but it seemed very important at the time.
So did it get me high? That depends on your definition. I didn’t get baked, but I felt something between a runner’s high and post-coital bliss, along with the certainty that massage and marijuana go together like peanut butter and chocolate. And I could definitely go for a Reese’s right now.
Update: Stoners aren’t exactly known for their business acumen. In the time it took to write this, Primal Wellness spa went out of business. But don’t worry: You still have options.I know what you're thinking: Did it get you high? That's all anyone asked me after I got a massage with cannabis cream in Denver, where marijuana is legal…. ]]>