We could all use a good massage every now and then. Often we find ourselves ignoring these urges, which can lead to tension in our muscles and nervous system overtime. Though we recognize that massages can be expensive, vulnerable, and inconvenient for many that does not mean you need to sacrifice the myriad of benefits massage has to offer- from increasing circulation to improving your immune function, the list goes on!
Sun God Medicinals knows the importance of massage and when paired with certain aromas, how immensely supportive a massage can be for physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Let our legends and aromatherapy guide you to the right massage oil or topicals for your next at-home spa day.
Each of our massage bath & body oils are a gentle, 100% natural therapy for the skin, as well as physical and emotional well-being with the right essential and fragrance aroma oils to support a range of effects from sleepy time to muscle tension.
Our Aja Massage Oil provides aromas of Lavender, Chamomile, & Clary Sage for help with body aches and discomfort. It is also compounded with herbs that may support circulation, the inflammatory process, as well as relieving stress.
Our Heka Massage Oil provides aromas of Sweet Orange, Cinnamon, & Cardamom for mental ease and stress relief. It is also compounded with herbs to support overall emotional and nervous system balance.
All of our massage topicals are a blend of luxurious oils, like almond and grapeseed oils, infused with whole-plant hemp to ease the muscles and bring relaxation, without the psychotropic effects of ingested Cannabis. We then carefully incorporate the appropriate essential oils that correlate with the desired body relief, allowing specific attention to be had on the areas of our body in need of the most support.
We really enjoyed this breakdown of the types of massage and target areas they correlate with in this article titled, The Benefits of Self-Massage. These practices are easily implemented after a warm shower or while in bed, after the muscles are relaxed. The practice of massage is even more advantageous when partnered with the potent healing abilities of plants such as Cannabis and other therapeutic volatile oils.
So start a massage train, or make it an intimate night with yourself or your partner, because you and your loved one’s deserve a bit of pampering. These practices are healthy additions into any self-care routine, and may increase your connection with others and self. We suggest gently warming your oils before your massage, creating a relaxing ambiance with candles or incense, and enjoying a soothing cup of tea before or after your practice.
By pairing therapeutic herbal remedies in conjunction with a self-massage routine you may be able to increase these benefits even further. Lucky for us, the Southern Oregon region is full of traditional herbal remedies that we extract and infuse into many of our Sun God Medicinals topical products, from our silky-smoothe oils to our potent salves and lotions. With all of the stress we have in our lives, it's important to take time to relax, release, and indulge in a little massage as a part of your daily self-care routine.
Let’s talk about something, well spicy… As the season of love quickly approaches, we are becoming more aware of the type of love we have present in our lives and how we can cultivate more. Luckily, there are numerous herbs for that pleasurable expression of love you have been searching for, and not so shockingly, these herbal allies have been used for centuries- so, let’s talk aphrodisiacs!
A very brief and annotated re-telling of the story of the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite, shines light on the progression of the history and integration of these powerful herbal elixirs and allies that blurred the line between medicine and magic. Aphrodite, of which aphrodisiac was later named, was famed for her delectable treats known to increase sex drive and performance. The only catch: in exchange for these much desired traits was the consumption of a few succulent and fresh...dove brains!
The ancient tales of Rome were not where the, well stranger, aphrodisiacs ceased to exist. From diverse Asian cultures using parasitic fungus and stinky durian fruit, to European staples such as whole mustard seeds and even animal blood. Luckily, with modern and traditional herbalism preserving and identifying the true potential of aphrodisiacs as a therapy, we are able to integrate a more “palatable” selection into our daily routines.
There are a variety of aphrodisiacs that are steeped in both science and lore, but one of our favorites is definitely chocolate! Ra Cannabis Chocolate Squares, available in both peppermint and orange flavors, are blended with a silky cocoa that is sure to tickle the senses. Chocolate, and more properly cacao, has been used by the Mayans for centuries for both ritual and daily consumption. It is considered an aphrodisiac because of how it can spike the dopamine of the pleasure center of the brain, resulting in “all the feels”.
Common herbals such as Rose, Maca, and Ginseng are great choices when starting to explore the potential of aphrodisiacs. Rose has traditionally been used to open the heart center, allowing for more vulnerable connections, while emanating a traditional scent of love. Maca, traditionally grown in the Andes of South America, has been used as a remedy for erectile dysfunction due to increasing levels of nitric oxide in the body, as discovered in recent studies. Ginseng, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, was commonly prescribed to alleviate sexual fatigue and provoke desire by using the warming and windy energies of this root- also known as “the natural viagra”. Check out these mocktail recipes using aphrodisiac herbs and spices that are not only alcohol free and libido boosting, but absolutely taste divine!
Sun god Medicinals compounds blends of potent aphrodisiacs and other supportive herbs, formulated to help you achieve your most pleasurable experiences yet! Supportive topicals such as the Heka THC Message Oil and Aja THC Message Oils will aid in relaxation and make a warming, soothing addition to your love life. These herbal products, and other herbs such as Cannabis, make great additions to any self-care routine, that can add that little bit of enjoyment to your day that you surely deserve.
Remember do not forget to love yourself, because at the end of the day, we all deserve a little bit of pleasure! Our team of herbalist and trained professionals are here to answer any questions you may have on this hot topic, and more, so please reach out because we LOVE to hear from our customers. Sending many wishes of healing and love your way!