Enjoy Calming Powers of CBD at Spativa Wellness Boutique
In case you’ve been living on a deserted island for the past year, CBD (short for cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive substance derived from the hemp plant) is popping up in everything from lattes to skin creams.
But at Ashland’s Spativa Wellness Boutique, CBD is no passing fad. Owner Rana Lee Lacana has known about its soothing powers for some time, and on September 6, 2019, she opened her shop at 260 N. First Street, across from the Ashland Co-op. Rana became aware of the benefits of CBD years ago, while running a medical cannabis farm in Siskiyou County. It was that experience that led her to create Spativa.
She uses her knowledge to make customers feel welcome and comfortable, whether they are first-time or experienced CBD users.
“Everything has been carefully curated—organic, small batch creations, soaps, bath and beauty products, balms and tinctures,” Rana said. “You can relax on the couch and leaf through wellness-inspired books, admire the beautiful art, and shop for jewelry, clothes, and artisan crafts. There is something for every age.”
Rana especially enjoys introducing the concept of customer-guided education.
“My philosophy is learn before you buy,” she said. “In an age where CBD is evolving, the only true expert is you and your experience. We provide a multitude of ways to take in CBD, to see what works for you.”
Originally from New York, Rana was always involved in youth, environmentalism and wellness. She was a documentary film maker and executive director of Green Circus, a nonprofit which introduced activism, yoga and circus arts to public school children. That career path led her to the Northwest where she then became a steward of her own property in Siskiyou County and developed a medical marijuana farm.
“All of my experiences play a part in who I have become,” she says, “and running my own farm was life-changing. The lifestyle was so healthy and wholesome that it inspired me to share with the world.”
Soon after becoming a new mother, Rana moved herself and her son Sovereign to Ashland. While on a trip in New York, and strolling in Manhattan, her 6-year-old son noticed a hemp store. She said: “Inside, while perusing the calming and inspiring shop with my son on my left and an elderly couple to my right, the idea of Spativa was born—a warmhearted, family-friendly shop to learn about this beautiful plant.”
Since Ashland was already being enveloped in hemp farms, Rana embraced the opportunity wholeheartedly. Coming up at the store in January 2020 will be full-body CBD massages, plus new spa services in their private treatment room.
Spativa will host a Hemp Farmers Holiday Market on first Friday, December 6, from 4 to 9pm. It will feature local hemp farmers and their harvest, local vendors, artisan products, tastings, and mini spa services.
For more info, the phone number is 541-603-9600. You can also find them at spativa.com, and on Facebook and Instagram.