Frequently Asked Questions

Are you curious if cannabis infused massage therapy is right for you? Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about cannabis infused massage therapy. If the answers you seek are not listed here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Q- Will I fail a drug test after a cannabis infused massage?
  • A. No, to date no one has failed a drug test from the topical absorption of cannabis.
  • Q- How is marijuana actually a part of the treatment?
  • A- The lotions, salves and oils we use are infused with organic cannabis. The topicals all contain the cannabinoids THC, CBD, and CBN for the most therapeutics effects.
  • Q-Will I get high?
  • A-No, there are no psychoactive effects from the use of topicals. Patients do report a deeper induced sense of relaxation then what is felt with standard massage therapy.
  • Q- Will cannabis infused massage help my pain, arthritis or other condition?
  • A- Yes, we have had incredible success with many types of diseases and disorders. Pain is one of the many symptoms we have seen relieved. If there is a specific condition you are concerned about please don’t hesitate to contact us.

“Jodie Marsh On… Drugs”

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“Another of the women reveals she has turned her love of the drug into a business with a ‘cannabis infused massage therapy company’.” Read the full article here

Recently our Founder, Jordan Person was on an episode of a popular UK television show called “Jodie Marsh On Drugs” On this episode, Jodie Marsh investigates the new generation of legal highs in Jodie Marsh On…Drugs exclusive to TLC,  it aired on Wednesday 25th March at 10pm. Due to the fact it only aired overseas and throughout the UK we received our copies of the episode via royal mail shortly after the show was released.

“Meeting Jodie Marsh was a true delight, but changing her mind on her views of cannabis and medical marijuana was the highlight of my month”, says Ms. Person. Throughout the filming Jodie Marsh had the experience of joining six cannabusiness professionals  at a “smoking party.” All of the women featured in the segment are owners of successful cannabis businesses. Each of them had the opportunity to educate Ms. Marsh on the benefits of marijuana and how it has improved each of their daily lives. Each of them had very convincing testimony to not only what it has done for their personal lives but how it is now the center of their professional lives as well.

“We smoked at least four joints while being filmed and by the time they shut the cameras off I caught a major case of the giggles, Jodie started laughing at me and noticing my uncontrollable laughter.  All I could say in my own defense was “if this is the only side effect of all of the cannabis I just ingested then so be it.” I remember feeling three shades of red as my body flushed with embarrassment but I also remember feeling full of joy and I really couldn’t stop laughing” said Person.

The end result (in spite of the giggle fit) Jodie Marsh declared that she now believes that cannabis should be legal. Her words were genuine as she announced on international television to all of her viewers new and old that she would use cannabis for a sick relative before she would use the other poisonous alternatives. It’s an amazing thing to watch someones mind actually change. The experience was an unforgettable one  for everyone involved. One down…..one million to go!

In attendance that evening and featured above include:                                       Brittney Driver- Cannabist, Jordan Person- Primal Therapeutics, Jane West- Women Grow, Heidi Keyes- Puff, Pass and Paint, Jessica Catalano “The Ganja Kitchen Revolution” and Goldie Solodar- City Sessions.

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Cannabis Massage Discussion Forum

After receiving emails and question submissions from all over the United States, the UK and beyond, Primal Therapeutics has created a discussion forum.  As cannabis continues to become legal throughout the world, the need for therapists and non-therapists alike to be educated on this topic is ever increasing.

As you come across this website in your search for answers on cannabis infused massage therapy or ganjassage, please feel free to click the link below and ask questions as they come to you. This is an open forum for created for the sole purpose for anyone  that has questions about cannabis infused massage therapy.

We hope this new way of interacting with us helps you on your journey of discovering the many benefits of cannabis infused massage therapy, and if it’s right for you.

Discussion Forum for Cannabis Infused Massage Therapy

Cannabis Usage From Head to Toe

Cannabis is capable of alleviating an array of symptoms with proper dosing. Being in Colorado as a medical marijuana patient I am able to use it to treat ailments from head to toe. Utilizing cannabis as a holistic form of treatment for my health and well-being has been very successful for me. Any time I experience any type of pain or discomfort I always reach for a form of cannabis as opposed to an OTC medication or pharmaceutical.

Medical Marijuana can be utilized and ingested through various methods. The three basic methods that I use and will discuss here are: edible, topical and inhaled formats. Please note that these methods are what I personally have found to be effective and have not been scientifically tested.

Edible forms include: ethanol based tincture, cannabis butter or olive oil infused foods, full plant extraction cannabis oil (FECO)

Inhaled forms include: smoking cannabis flowers or dry herb by using a vaporizer or other smoking device.

Topical forms include: using salves, oils, body soaks, body scrubs and lotions that have been infused with cannabinoids THC, CBD and CBN.


 

CANNABIS USAGE FOR THE HEAD AND FOR THE MIND

CANNABIS USAGE FOR THE HEAD AND FOR THE MIND

  • Head– Headaches via topicals by applying to the forehead and temples, and inhaling an Indica strain. There are also skin benefits from using topical facial cream for hydration and smoothing of fine lines
  • Mental– Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks and Social Anxiety- relief achieved from inhaling an Indica strain and from the ingestion of edibles at doses above 50mg per my personal tolerance. I recommend all edibles should be dosed in 10mg increments until you know your needed range. Too much is not fun, and too little is ineffective.

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CANNABIS USAGE FOR BETTER BREATHING

  • Lungs– Reduction of brochospasms from Asthma in edible form thanks to the broncho-dialator properties of cannabis. It is not effective for acute or emergent symptoms requiring a rescue inhaler, it works best as preventative medicine.

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CANNABIS USAGE FOR NAUSEA BETTER THAN ANY OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINE

  • Abdomen– Nausea/Vomiting- edible in small doses dependent on the reason for the symptoms, coconut oil capsules of ethanol extracted cannabis oil in doses of 25mg until nausea ceases, and inhaled-generally an Indica strain. If the nausea is due to an alcohol hangover, a Sativa strain may work better.  Surgical scars- topical to reduce scarring. The transdermal absorption of cannabis is excellent for expediting healing and reducing scars.

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CANNABIS USAGE FOR MUSCLE PAIN

  • Muscle/Low Back Pain– from a ruptured disc at L5-S1 causing tight muscles, this was the result of a car accident. I refused surgery and used chiropractic care, massage therapy and cannabis in all of its forms for relief. Both Indicas and Sativas have been effective for my muscle pain. Topicals are my best friend when my back begins to spasm after a long day of healing people and any edible form can be effective, as edibles tend to be felt more in the body then in the mind.

    My symptoms are alleviated with cannabis everyday of my life and I never stop learning. I love discovering new ways for utilizing this miracle plant for health and wellness. My wish is that in time, safe access to this plant will be available to everyone who needs it. The hardest thing for anyone to understand about marijuana is dosing. Every single person has a different endocannabinoid system and needs a different dosage. For some people, smoking may not be their preference, but edibles and topicals may work effectively.  It is much easier for a doctor to be able to say “take two of these and call me in the morning.” When using cannabis for health and treatment trial and error along with documentation is the best way to learn what will work best for you.

~I wish you luck on your journey of searching for truth and healing through cannabis.

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NEW USES FOR THIS MIRACLE PLANT ARE FOUND DAILY

Knowledge Is Power

JordanPerson-18Over the past year I have worked on patients from all over the globe including visitors from just about every state in the United States, as well as Australia, Guam, Canada, and all over the UK just to name a few. Each patient seemingly shares the same common interests: cannabis and wellness.  People that don’t usually receive massage therapy now want to receive it and want to discover the healing properties of cannabis for themselves. The fear factor normally met by patients wanting to experience something new for some reason fades away when cannabis is involved.  Patients inquisitive nature takes over their fears and they become more open to the possibility of a pain free and narcotic free life with the use of cannabis infused topical treatments.

For many, their first massage ever is a cannabis infused one and the first question is always the same, “will I get high?” My answer is always the same, “no, that is not the point of this type of bodywork, I started this company with the goal of educating people that it’s not always about getting high.”  If the products did cause a psychoactive response, I could not make it through a normal work day, I would be far too intoxicated to perform bodywork.  This answer generally leads to their next question, “do I need to worry about failing a drug test?” To date, no one has failed a drug test from the use of topical transmission of cannabis. The infused products are staying in the dermal level and are not entering the bloodstream.  This opens cannabis infused massage therapy to patients that can not use any other form of cannabis but still desire its therapeutic health benefits.

Patients of all kinds have contacted me in hopes that they will have some type of relief. I have treated numerous ages and conditions from MS in a 42 year old and Neuropathy in a 90 year old to Cancer in a 4 year old and PTSD in many ages. The benefits for each patient are seen repeatedly with each new diagnosis I get to work with.  Each patient notes a deeper sense of relaxation then typically felt after a massage. A reduction of pain, swelling and inflammation is noticed on chronic areas of discomfort as well as cutting healing time in half on numerous types of acute injuries. Increased blood flow to constricted and congested areas of discomfort allow for deeper bodywork to take place without needing to excessively perform deep tissue massage. The products work while I am working preventing hand and wrist pain as well as joint swelling. The benefits are many and the side effects are non-existent unlike most topical pain relief treatments found at your local pharmacy.

I look forward to the coming year and the continued advances of the growing field of cannabis infused massage therapy. Knowledge is power and the more science that comes out to support the theories behind these new techniques the better.  Primal Therapeutics hopes you will join our pursuit in continuing to spread the word that we no longer have to live in an over medicated society. We can go back to plant medicine and living holistically, using cannabis infused massage therapy as treatment instead of pharmaceuticals and chemical laden products.

Worry Free Winter Tonic

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Last winter, I spent the majority of it sniffling, sneezing, coughing and wheezing. It was awful. I thoroughly examined my diet in attempts to replenish any deficiencies. I went from being gluten free to eating bread again. I went over all of my allergens again and again hoping I may have missed something. My breathing continued to worsen no matter what I tried to do for myself. The only thing that seemed to make me better was the weather changing back to a warmer more manageable temperature and the rescue inhaler prescribed to me by an Emergency Room Physician.  After my lungs finally filled with enough fluid to cause my asthma from childhood to return to me in a full exacerbation I ended up staying in the hospital for 2 days.

I want this winter season to be different. I want to be well. I began researching holistic treatment for the prevention and treatment of colds and flu. I realized that all last winter whenever I was sick I would always take some form of homeopathic treatment that contained Elderberries. Reaching this sativa hybrid Sour Diesel induced epiphany made me want to understand those little berries a whole lot better. I wondered what other herbs could assist Elderberries in taking it to the next level of health. Which led me to compose the following list of herbs I am hoping will take me to a higher road of health.

  • Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity, to boost the immune system, for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections even and tonsillitis. It has been beneficial for asthma patients as well. The enhancement of the immune system is unsurpassed.
  • Hibiscus has also been used traditionally to treat coughing and has been used for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It supports respiratory health including the throat.
  • Orange Peel is loaded with natural histamine suppressing compounds making it wonderful for allergy prone individuals like myself. It can help expel congestion and cleanse the lungs.
  • Rose Hips are jam packed with Vitamin C. They are an excellent immune system supporter and are also rich in Vitamin A helping fight off infections.
  • Ginger is used for upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. It is an antibacterial, antiviral,  and rich antioxidant.
  • Cinnamon naturally warms the body and clears mucous and congestion caused by colds, flu and allergies.
  • Honey(local, raw and organic) not only is it naturally an anti-bacterial, using a honey that is local it can dramatically reduce allergy symptoms.

I went to my local herb store and purchased all of the ingredients I researched to combine them all into one mega healthy concoction. Each item I used is organic and locally sourced and I urge you to always do the same when possible. I present you with the elixir I am hoping keeps me healthy all winter long. I call it the “Worry Free Winter Tonic”.


WORRY FREE WINTER TONIC

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus
  • 1/2  cup orange peel
  • 1/4 cup rose hips
  • 2 TBS fresh grated ginger
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups local raw honey

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Instructions

Step 1: Place all ingredients except for the honey in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Strain the mixture.  Place a piece of cheese cloth inside a fine mesh strainer over a large pot.

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Step 3: Squeeze the mixture inside the cheesecloth as much as possible to remove all the tonic you possibly can (my hands were turned a temporary shade of purple I squeezed so hard)

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Step 4: Add the honey to the pot of juice and infuse the honey into juice over low heat, stirring until mixed well.

Step 5: Remove from heat and place syrup in a glass jar and refrigerate once cool for daily use. You may also can or freeze the syrup for later use.

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 It tastes great and is highly beneficial for you!


Dosage:

As a preventative:  Take 1 TBS per day for an adult and 1 TSP per day for a child.

When feeling sick: 1 TBS per hour for an adult, 1 TSP per hour for a child.

Keeping it Green: I wanted to get all of the possible nutrients out of this, so I then made a batch of tea by dropping the filled cheesecloth into a pot of boiling water. There was still plenty of flavor left to make a tasty pot of tea.

*Do not give honey to children under age 1. You can substitute another natural sweetener like maple syrup instead of using honey.

CHEERS TO GOOD HEALTH!

A special thank you to all Veterans

We must remember that our freedom is not free. We are the home of the free because of the brave. Thank you to all those currently serving and to all those that have served our country to protect our freedoms.

Primal Therapeutics was honored to provide chair massages to local Veterans at the Operation Grow 4 Vets November event.  It was truly an unforgettable day.  I massaged men with shrapnel still inside them, a man with a broken back from when a Humvee rolled over him, men who had been victims of ambush, road side bombings and men waiting for the disability they so severely need from the VA. It was a very humbling experience for me.

Operation Grow4Vets has an incredible mission, vision and purpose and Primal Therapeutics looks forward to participating at all of their future events.

“OUR MISSION: The mission of Operation Grow4Vets is to help reduce the staggering number of Veterans who die each day from suicide and prescription drug overdose. We provide Veterans with the knowledge and resources necessary to obtain or grow their own marijuana for treatment of their medical conditions.

OUR VISION: To raise awareness by enlisting the public’s aid and support in ensuring that all injured and wounded Veterans receive the respect and dignity of life that they deserve.

OUR PURPOSE: To provide Veterans with unique products, programs and services designed to assist them in living with injuries sustained while protecting our freedom. Operation Grow4Vets is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Colorado.

Operation Grow 4 Vets

As a very special thank you to all the Veterans, we are offering your first cannabis infused massage for only $50!  Appointments must be booked within two weeks of 11/11/14.  Click the “Book Now” button at anytime to schedule. We thank you for your service to our country. Wishes for a blessed Veterans Day,  we salute you. May God bless you all.

Denver, it’s time for a change!

In the city of Denver we have a pressing issue that most city officials are trying to ignore. With little to no adverse effects, changing the hours of operation would behoove all local dispensary owners. Everyday business owners are starting to wake up to the realization what an impact extending their hours could have. Also noting that in all the surrounding cities to Denver, dispensary hours are already extended later. Some cities have shops closing at 10pm and even midnight. So why is Denver so behind? It certainly would seem that as the most progressive city in the country its laws and regulations would match its reputation, but that is not the case.

A local consultant/lobbyist Kevin Mahmalji has been working on a grass roots style campaign to change the hours of operation for the last 4 months. He made good head way last week when the Denver Post published his letter to the editor.

“It’s an unjust policy that forces marijuana businesses and consumers to choose between a very limited legal market or an easily accessible black-market option that offers delivery. When the benefits are so great and there is no harm done to existing businesses or neighborhoods, it makes perfect sense to support a change in the hours of operation.”
-Kevin Mahmalji
If you are a local business or local resident and you feel the hours should be changed please stop in one of the participating dispensaries and sign a letter to your council person today!
3D Cannabis Center –  4305 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
Natural Remedies – 1620 Market St #5w, Denver, CO 80202
Walking Raven – 2001 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

Love thy feet

We walk around on them all day every day and never give them the attention they deserve. Our feet take a beating daily and never complain or ask much of us in return. We wear heels that are too high and hiking boots on rough terrain for too many miles. We never think twice about pinching our toes into a pair of not so comfortable shoes to sacrifice fashion for comfort. Giving your feet the care they deserve can not only extend the happiness of your digits but it can improve your health as well.

Health Benefits of Foot Massage

  • lowers blood pressure
  • can reduce edema (swelling) in pregnant women
  • certain reflexology points can relieve nausea
  • improves circulation
  • reduction and prevention of foot and ankle injuries
  • reduces the effects of depression and anxiety
  • assists with headaches and migraines
  • helps flat feet with flexibility
  • alleviates pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis
  • helps reduce symptoms of menopause and PMS
  • stress reduction

Take time out every day to remember how important you are from head to toe. True beauty is a result of whole body wellness.