There are a number of reasons why you should consider getting a CBD-infused massage, including: Reduce inflammation. Inflammation is directly linked with acute pain, particularly at joints or in muscles. By applying CBD topicals directly to the affected areas, the cannabinoid's natural anti-inflammatory effects can help to reduce the inflammation and therefore relieve any discomfort being experienced due to sore muscles. Inflammation is essentially the body's response to a threat to your health. In the case of physical trauma or strenuous activity, inflammation can arise in response, which tends to show itself in the form of pain, swelling, redness and soreness. CBD can help target and reduce inflammation because of its unique ability to indirectly interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system. In particular, CBD has a bigger impact on the CB2 receptor that affects the immune system. Since the immune response to an outside threat is inflammation, CBD's ability to target the CB2 receptor can effectively reduce inflammation. Reduce chronic pain. There could be several reasons why people suffer from chronic pain. Whether from overuse, an injury that never properly healed, or pain suffered as a result of a medical disorder, chronic pain can be debilitating. But adding CBD oils into a regular massage routine can help a great deal. More people are turning to CBD to help them to deal with pain management. In addition to reducing inflammation (a great pain-reliever itself), CBD can also increase blood flow throughout the areas affected and soothes muscle tension. CBD oil has also been found to help reduce blood pressure, alleviate stress and speed up the recovery of muscles that have experienced injury or overuse. During a CBD massage, CBD can help to naturally loosen muscles to reduce pain and inflammation to allow for faster healing. Improve skin health. When CBD is applied directly into the skin during a massage, it can actually promote skin health. Again, CBD's interaction with the endocannabinoid receptors can help to reduce inflammation, often a culprit behind acne. It can also help to reduce the production of oil in the skin further reducing blemishes. In addition, CBD contains linoleic acid, which further helps to regulate oil production on the skin and stop breakouts. Alleviate anxiety and stress. Getting a massage is already a great way to reduce stress, and adding CBD into the mix can help your mind relax even more. Many studies have shown that CBD has potent anti-anxiety properties and an incredible ability to induce calming, relaxing effects without getting a person stoned — unlike THC. When applied in appropriate doses, CBD can treat any number of disorders related to anxiety including PTSD, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias to name a few. It also appears to be a more well-tolerated substance to alleviate stress and anxiety when compared to traditional pharmaceutical medications. A massage already comes with its own set of health benefits. The application of firm touch in the right places has been shown to have positive effects on muscle and joint pain, stress, anxiety, headaches, digestive disorders and even sleep disorders. But adding CBD oil into the mix can enhance such benefits when applied appropriately. Next time you pencil in a massage appointment, make it a CBD massage.
The world's most luxurious massage is what it's called. This treatment is performed with the therapist standing over the client, holding on to parallel bars which are suspended from the ceiling. The client rests face down and the therapists work with their body weight and foot pressure to perform smooth, flowing, gliding movements. On lubricated skin, the gliding motions of Ashiatsu are intensely deep and relaxing. Deep tissue fanatics and athletes LOVE this massage.
A combination of different types of therapies which include swedish, deep tissue, chinese craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, & medical massage. Integrated Bodywork employs soft tissue manipulation with the goal of realigning the body in relationship to the force of gravity. The theory for structural integration asserts that often the body's connective tissue is "bound up'. This session is customized to fit each clients needs. Crystals & tuning forks may also be incorporated into the massage.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
If your looking for an alternative detox method, CNT will suit you. It helps relieve the body of excess stagnation, improving elimination & stimulating the lymphatic & the circulatory system. CNT strengthens the immune system & resistance to disease. Chi Nei Tsag aims to restore and balance the flow of energy (Chi) throughout your body. It uses gentle hand and finger pressure along specific points and energy pathways (meridians) in your abdominal area to restore your body to full health.
A highly specialized fascia stretching technique intended for myofascial pain syndrome. It will relieve you from tension, pain and discomfort, relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulate the stretch reflex in the muscle. Myofascial Release is a gentle healing massage, that creates space within the body for healing to occur naturally.
Melt away all your stress & aches and pains with hot stone massage. It provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Stefanie has been attuned with the Blue Ray of Healing and is a Usui Rainbow Star & Earth Energy Reiki Master. The Elevation Activation is a very concentrated style of energy work and a collaboration dual healing session by Stefanie and Autumn Matto of Angel Energy Solutions LLC. Autumn is a Kundalini Reiki Master & Psychic Seer. In these sessions your DNA will get an upgrade. Your cells will get a gentle infusion of new electromagnetic impulses as we work to clear your energetic grids.
A Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. The body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
A clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body. Improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive, using essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience. 4 step session: Stress Management, Immune Support, Inflammatory Response, Homeostasis.
Can't make it in to see me at Thrive? I can come to you at your home or office for a customized private massage therapy session
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-Thrive on Health
730 Brookline Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
-2nd location @
Natural Healing & Wellness Center
2336 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
-3rd location @
CBD Wellness Store
101 Stuart St.
Bethel Park, PA 15102