What is a CHABA Massage?
CHABA stands for Cannabis Health and Beauty Aid, and is legally allowed by the state of Washington RCW 69.50.575 who’s text reads:
Cannabis health and beauty aids.
- Cannabis health and beauty aids are not subject to the regulations and penalties of this chapter that apply to marijuana, marijuana concentrates, or marijuana-infused products.
- For purposes of this section, “cannabis health and beauty aid” means a product containing parts of the cannabis plant and which:
- Is intended for use only as a topical application to provide therapeutic benefit or to enhance appearance;
- Contains a THC concentration of not more than 0.3 percent;
- Does not cross the blood-brain barrier; and
- Is not intended for ingestion by humans or animals.
What Can a Massage Therapist Do with CHABA?
Per Washington State law, Licensed Massage Therapists can use a CHABA within a session on their patient. Willful Massage has created an in-house product that can administer up to four doses (25mg, 50mg, 100mg, 150mg) of CBD-rich coconut oil over the entirety of the body during a massage.
What does this CHABA Massage do? What benefit will I receive from it?
When applied over the skin, Cannabinoid Receptors (CB2) are activated by the CBD molecules within the oil. The cannabinoids found in whole-plant extract have therapeutic properties that include:
- Analgesic/Pain relief
- Expedite the healing of wounds, scars, and bruises
The key is using whole-plant extracts that include the full complement of natural chemicals that work synergistically, rather than just a “pure” CBD extract.
**Due to federal guidelines, the US does not have a large pool of studies to pull data from. However, in Israel, hospitals and medical facilities are using whole-plant extract on patients regularly.
Here is a short list of what CBD can help with:
- Promotes Bone Growth
- Reduces Inflammation
- Reduces Nausea and Vomiting
- Relieves Pain
- Suppresses Muscle Spasms
- Treats Psoriasis
So… am I going to get high from this?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: In order for the minute amount of THC that is present in the oil to cross the blood brain barrier, you’d have to ingest/insert this into your body so that it could enter your circulatory system. Thankfully, we’re not regularly covered in cuts and open wounds, so that isn’t going to be a problem. The dosage of THC in each dose would need to be tripled via ingestion in order to get stoned.
How do I get a CHABA Massage? How much will it cost?
Call Natural Rhythms or book online with Will LeVasseur, LMT and choose from the menu below!
- 60min massage + 25mg treatment = $110
- 60min massage + 50mg treatment = $120
- 60min massage + 100mg treatment = $140
- 60min massage + 150mg treatment = $150