CBD Massage

CBD Massage offered by Insight for Wellness

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Mary Ann - Therapeutic Specialist


I am a certified massage therapist who has been in practice for over 15 years. I am especially delighted to be working with an integrative practice such as Insight for Wellness Center where I can work with IWC to offer CBD oil massage. CBD or cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis sativa plant and is gaining the attention of the medical community because of its astounding abilities to relieve pain, inflammation, as well as reduce anxiety. I believe massage is miraculous and can work wonders on many different levels-physical, spiritual, and emotional. It gives me great joy in being able to combine the healing aspects of touch through therapeutic massage with the healing properties of CBD oil. The CBD oil is combined with hemp oil, camphor, arnica, and lavender, a private aromatic blend created by ICW.

The approach I take to bodywork is heart-centered, yet informed by skill and expertise. Every massage is individualized to meet the needs of my client. Most important and central to my work are love and presence. I believe that only through love and presence can healing at the deepest level be facilitated.

I seek to create a space of comfort and care where well-being and wholeness can be restored.

Many of my clients have medical challenges which include Alzheimer's, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson's, Osteoporosis, anxiety, and depression.

In addition to the many physical benefits of massage, such as the relief of sore, stiff muscles and increased joint flexibility, my goal is to touch the heart and spirit, and to facilitate a feeling of connection so that each person feels seen, heard, and cared for. My hope is to bring more peace and brightness into each life I touch. By using CBD oil in my massage, my hope too, is to be able to relieve much of the physical pain and anxiety, so that my clients can live as pain free as possible, thereby enabling them to live at their optimum.


Potential Benefits of Massage

  • May improve circulation by pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs

  • May ease medication dependence

  • May release endorphins-amino acids that act as the body's natural painkiller

  • May boost immune system by stimulating lymph flow-the body's natural defense system

  • May improve sleep

  • May improve concentration

  • May improve the condition of the body's largest organ--the skin

  • May exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles

  • May increase joint flexibility

  • May lessen depression and anxiety

  • May encourage overall well-being

  • May promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks

  • May reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling

  • May relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles

  • May relieve migraine pain

  • May alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion


  • Arthritis sufferers--may lessen aches, stiffness and pain

  • High blood pressure patients--may help lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones

  • People living with Alzheimer's--may help to reduce anxiety, pacing, irritability, restlessness, and feelings of isolation and worthlessness

  • Stroke patients-- may help to lessen anxiety and lower blood pressure

  • Oncology patients --may help to support immune functioning, ease pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, and depression

In Social Intelligence, Daniel Goldman writes:

"Skin-on-skin touch is particularly soothing because it primes oxytocin . . . When oxytocin releases, the body undergoes a host of healthy changes. Blood pressure lowers as we slide into the relaxed mode of parasympathetic activity. That shifts metabolism from the ready-to-run large muscle boost of stress arousal to a restorative mode where energy goes into storing nutrients, growth, and healing . . . Our pain threshold rises, so that we are less sensitive to discomforts. Even wounds heal faster." (p. 243)


Bringing joy, connection, and inspiration

to elders through creative expression and social engagement

Mary Ann has been a therapeutic activities specialist for nearly two decades. In addition to her private practice, she has worked as an activity coordinator and director at various skilled nursing communities, including St. Pauls' Towers, Salem Lutheran, and the Reutlinger. Many of her clients have Alzheimer's, Lewy Bodies, and other forms of dementia. Other clients struggle with depression, loss, loneliness, and isolation. She seeks to make each individual feel valued, heard, and honored. With a nurturing heart and creative spirit, she brings joy, patience and presence to her work.

Mary Ann is a world traveler, published poet and writer, artist, gardener, lover of animals and nature, and a voracious reader. She is also a certified massage therapist with an ongoing interest in the healing arts. She has a B.A. in the Humanities with a special focus German Literature and Indian Philosophy and Religion. She is the author of Creating a Rich and Meaningful Life in Long-Ter m Care (Apocryphile Press, October 2017), a guide for family caregivers and eldercare professionals containing stories, insights, practical tips, and suggested programs that inspire and uplift while challenging our notion of what it means to grow old in Long-Term Care.

Mary Ann's goals as a therapeutic activities specialist are to:

  • Support social engagement and connection

  • Renew sense of purpose and dignity

  • Restore and strengthen meaning in life

  • Inspire and uplift

  • Nurture creative expression

  • Explore intellectual interests and personal hobbies

  • Recover cherished memories

  • Provide respite for family members

Mary Ann seeks to discover the sparks inside each person that will inspire, uplift, renew and strengthen meaning in life.

Using the creative arts and other social and recreational modalities, she creates a highly individualized program to meet the needs of each client.

She honors and celebrates the dreams and accomplishments of elders.

She believes in healing power of nature, creative expression, laughter, and joy.

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