Since I first began practicing Massage in 2006, I used anti inflammatory and pain relieving rubs on my clients facing chronic and acute muscle & joint pain and soreness. I began with using Arnica Montana infused in oil on my clients. But when CBD became legal and readily available in 2016, I began to study the topical benefits, recommended dosage and effectiveness of the variety of sources and extraction methods, to develop my own formula for my clients, friends & family. Going deeper into the formula development, I found that Ayurvedic Health Care research pointed to Boswellic Acid extracts of Frankincense gum resin, as time tested relief for arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Utilizing years of research and my 30 years experience in extracting and studying herbal medicine, along with extensive field testing for 3 years, lead to the creation of my proprietary topical formula, Rubbing Kindness, for use in my practice and for use in Massage Therapy for effective relief and relaxation. Made only in small batches & sourced with Fair trade, organic ingredients. Proven highly effective through first hand testimonials since 2017.
Herbalist, Massage Therapist & Small business owner, Karen Paige Garfinkle, developed Dancing Tree Medicinals’ Rubbing Kindness proprietary formula in 2017. Her topicals have been proven effective based on her first hand experiences using her topical massage oils and pain rub with her Massage Clients, Practitioners & individuals looking for relief and relaxation. She has an MA in Education from Stanford University & has been a student and practitioner of Herbal Medicine since 1994.