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License #1866 & #929529
Diamondhead Building, Hwy 31
1957 Hoover Court, Ste. 206
Hoover, AL 35226
(Behind Wells Fargo in the white office building) (205) 623-1177
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Our Corona Virus Precautions:

The craziness has officially hit,and in recognition of that, we have instituted some precautions to make our clients and ourselves as safe from infection as possible.

A) Please cancel or reschedule your appointment if you have any symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to the virus. Our cancellation policy only requires 4 hours notice to avoid a cancellation/now-show fee. We will be reasonable if, for example, you wake up feeling ill and have a morning appointment, but usually giving 4 hours notice should be possible.

B) We will not come to work if we have symptoms or believe we have been exposed to the virus. If we don't come to work, we will try to get another therapist to take your appointment.

1) Please wash your hands immediately after arriving.

2) As always, we will use clean linens for each client and wash our hands/arms before and after each massage.

3) We have removed the fleece face pillow pads and replaced the cloth covered face pillows with vinyl ones.

4) We will no longer use blankets unless you ask for one, and if you do, it will be clean and washed again before another client uses it. (Sorry, If we have to wash a blanket for every client we won't be able to keep up with the laundry, so you have to ask. By the way, our washer/dryer is a leased commercial one and gets VERY HOT)

5) We will sanitize (door knobs, pens, light switches, jewelry caddies, bathroom fixtures, credit card terminal, etc.) after each massage.

6) There is a bottle of bleach based sanitizer in each room with a roll of paper towels so if you want to personally make sure a surface is disinfected before you set your phone down, you can. Please don't spray our cloth chairs with this spray since it is bleach based. We also have clean towels or pillow cases that you can set your clothing on as well if you feel safer with a barrier and don't want to use a hook on the wall.

7) We will not touch your face. Exception: Becca will continue to offer TMJ work because she always wears gloves when she is doing it. She will also wear a face mask if she can find any.

8) Peppermint and Lavender are good antiviral essential oils. You can ask that your therapist use a peppermint or lavender cream at no extra cost.

CBD Lotion Upgrade

Up to 100mg CBD $10
We can also sell you a 30ml jar with 1500mg CBD in lotion for $100. You can dilute with lotion if you don't want it as potent. Certificate of Analysis available here.

Oncology Massage:

Oncology Massage is massage that is customized for the unique needs of someone receiving treatment, or who has received treatment for cancer. Damage to the lymphatic system, effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatment, ports, medical devises... all need specific adjustments made to the massage even decades after treatment.. I have received the special training to make the adjustments needed and now offer Oncology Massage. You must fill out the "Oncology Client Health Form" and return it a few days prior to your first massage.

We Have Moved!


We have moved to the Diamondhead building in the Hoover Court Shopping Center, behind Wells Fargo in the white office building. It is on the far left of the same shopping center as the Jefferson County Revenue Office.

We have a 4th treatment room, a larger couple's room, and a bathroom off reception. Clients will also find that they have more privacy as the rooms open onto an interior hallway separate from reception.

I've also purchased two spa tables for the comfort of those who cannot comfortably lie flat on their backs. For prenatal clients, this allows us to work your neck and shoulders better while you recline.


We Have a Wait List!


Our booking service includes a wait list.

If we are booked for the time you would like. You can specify what therapist, date and time period you would like to be wait listed for. If we have an opening come up, we will call and/or email that we have an opening and the first to respond will get the spot.

Check out our Comfort Craft tables!


We have 2 Comfort Craft Model 800 Mid-Split Electric tables. The mid-split means that the table can bend up to a 40 angle, which aids to open the back (9) or with a steeper angle can be used to assist in stretching. This is the table under all our padding and sheets in 2 of our 4 rooms.
One of Our Comfort Craft Mid Split Electric Tables

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



  • Where is your CBD grown and how potent is it?
  • What are the benefits of a topical CBD cream?
  • How does CBD lotion work?
  • Why use a lotion instead of an oil?
  • Is your CBD lotion full spectrum and will it show up in a urinalysis?
  • Full Sprectrum, Broad Spectrum, Isolate...What does it all mean and what's the difference?
  • Is CBD addicting?
  • Can you overdose on CBD? Is it safe? What are the side effects?
  • How much CBD should you use?
  • Does your CBD lotion smell like pot? Do you have scented available?
  • Can I expect to feel a difference right away?


  • Where is your CBD grown and how potent is it?


    The hemp used is organic Colorado hemp Certified by the US Hemp Authority. Our CBD extract is derived using kosher cold press extraction and is 3rd party tested. The CBD is in a lotion base and is 1500mg CBD per 26ml (We add 4ml essential oil and/or lotion to make it 30ml for 50mg per ml). We can dilute it if requested. A copy of the Certificate of Analysis for the current batch is availabe
    here.

    What are the benefits of topical CBD cream?


    Emma Chasen, co-founder of Eminent Consulting Firm, a cannabis education and consultancy firm, is quoted as saying: "It can be used to reduce pain and inflammation and/or help in the management of skin disorders when applied topically.

    I've seen and read empirical evidence that it aids in reducing stress and anxiety, but was unable to find any studies to back up that claim. CBD has not been legal very long in the US or other countries so there are not a lot of studies yet.

    University of Colorado research explores the use of CBD for dermatologic conditions and found it's itch relieving properties to be particularly noteworthy. Another paper published in "Dermitology" states "AAD 2018: Topical Cannabidiol Recommended as Adjunct Treatment for Acne, Eczema, and Psoriasis"

    A Study published in the journal "Pain" stated that "These findings suggest that CBD may be a safe, useful therapeutic for treating OA (osteo arthritis) joint neuropathic pain."

    An article in the Journal of Experimental Medicine states that "Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting a3 glycine receptors"

    Dove Medical Press published an article that states "The topical administration of selective cannabinoid receptor agents has been demonstrated to have analgesic effects in animal models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain (formalin, carrageenan hyperalgesia, and partial nerve injury), especially for the control of breakthrough pain."

    How Does CBD Lotion Work?


    We have an endocannabinoid system that regulates appetite and mood, as well as pain and pleasure sensations. Cannabinoids activate our body's endocannabinoid system by binding to the CB1 and CB2 receptors of this system. Our CBD lotion interacts with the receptors in the skin, muscle tissue and nerves giving relief to the localized area.

    Why should I use a lotion instead of an oil?


    You want a delivery system that will allow the CBD to be absorbed into your skin better. Oils tend to take longer to absorb and can end up on your clothing instead of in your skin. CBD oil is thick and needs to be diluted to be usable. Ours is diluted with a lotion to allow for better abosorbtion.

    Is your CBD lotion full spectrum and will it show up in a urinalysis?


    Yes, our CBD is full-spectrum, meaning it contains THC. There are three reason's not to worry about a drug test.

  • Our CBD oil is from hemp, so the amount of THC is within the legal limits of .3%.

  • Lotion is absorbed into the dermal and subdermal layers where cannabidiols function by way of receptors in the cutaneous layers, so very little actually gets into the blood stream.

  • Even if taken orally and systemically absorbed, This post from US Drug Test Centers Blog says "According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the recommended cutoff level of THC is 50 ng/mL to pass a drug test. Most employers and legal services prefer to use SAMHSA-certified labs as the standard since it's more likely to hold up in court. Most hemp oil or CBD products are usually sold with much lower levels of THC (compared to marijuana), so most CBD consumers won't have trouble passing a drug test. For those using extremely high levels of CBD or hemp oil (over 2,000 mg per day), it's possible, though unlikely, that this could produce a "false positive" result on a drug test. Even then, a follow-up test can provide more conclusive results."


  • This report states that "Topical application of THC containing products is not able to cause positive cannabinoid finding in blood or urine."
    The exception is transdermal patches which provide a concentrated dosage and products that contain higher amounts of THC than the legal limit. I have each batch of lotion I order tested by an independent lab to ensure the THC is within the legal limits. You are welcome to ask to see the certificate.

    Full Sprectrum, Broad Spectrum, Isolate...What does it all mean and what's the difference?


    Full Spectrum CBD gives you the full benefits of the plant, including all the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavinoids. Because ours is from Hemp, there is not enough THC to get psychoactive effects.

    Broad Spectrum CBD removes the THC but also contains less of the naturally occurring terpenes and flavonoids.

    CBD Isolate is just CBD, no other cannabinoids, no terpenes, no flavinoids.

    This is a great, detailed and easy to understand article about CBD in general. Because it is inclusive of CBD from Marajuana as well as hemp, it warns that full-spectrum contains THC and could get you high and pop positive on a urinalysis. Not only is ours from Hemp, but it's a lotion, so this warning does not apply.

    Is CBD Addicting?


    No. The World Health Organization's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence issued a report that concluded that "While the number of studies is limited, the evidence from well controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential." The report actually indicated that CBD could be helpful to treat addiction of other substances as it has anti-addictive properties.

    Can you overdose on CBD? Is it safe? What are the side effects?


    No and Yes. The same report from the World Health Organization's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence stated that "it is generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile." While oral CBD can cause nausea, diahrea and drowsiness, topicals do not. It is recommended that you take care if you use them while you are taking medications that cause drowsiness as it may add to the effect.

    How much CBD should you use?


    There is no universal dosage for CBD. It is suggested that you start at smaller doses and see how it affects you and work your way up. With regular use, you can become used to the dosage and need higher amounts. We start at 100mg of CBD for our targeted therapy. For some people, this may seem high, but we are not advocating that amount as a multiple times a day dosage, it is for therapeutic massage.

    Does your CBD lotion smell like pot? Do you have scented available?


    It does until we add essential oils. This is why our 1oz jar is actually 26ml instead of 30ml, so we can add essential oil and lotion to make it smell better and equal 30ml. You want it to end up 30ml so it's easy to measure. 1500mg in 30ml is 50mg per ml. We can also dilute it to equal 25mg/ml in 2oz or 10mg/ml in 5oz. I work directly with the grower and distiller to get it in a concentrated form because you can dilute it, but you can't make it more concentrated.

    I premix it to use at the office so you have a choice of Peppermint, Lavender, or Sports (Menthol/Camphor). (1) Peppermint is great for pain relief and increasing circulation. (2) Lavender is known to be very relaxing and is an antiinflamatory. (3) My favorite is the Menthol/Camphor because it REALLY helps relieve my pain. I can get over the medicine smell. Menthol and Camphor interact with your nerve endings and overrides the "pain" signals with "cold" so it gives immediate relief.

    Can I expect to feel a difference right away?

    No, topical application takes 1-3 hours to be felt because it needs to absorb. Because we apply it at the beginning of your massage, some report feeling the difference (in addition to the difference they usually feel) right away.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
     
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