CBD Infused Massage: Is it Worth Trying?

CBD Infused Massage: Is it Worth Trying?
CBD massage has been the ‘hottest buzz’ lately in the spa world! Not only are there therapeutic relaxing properties, there are so many incredible benefits.  Benefits the client experiences with CBD during the actual massage, but afterward, too. CBD is Non-Psychoactive and Anti-inflammatory. Massage creams and oils infused with CBD are inherently therapeutic for the mind and the body. Massage therapist and patients alike can reap these soul soothing benefits of an infused massage.  

What Benefits does a CBD Massage play on the body?

The anti-inflammatory and pain relieving agents of CBD reduces inflammation within muscles and joints. Knowing this, it allows the massage therapist to work more effectively. Today, most people prefer massages as a way to relax and escape the Go-Go busy, stressful life. For athletes, CBD also has the reputation for accelerating the recovery and healing process of torn connective tissues.

How does CBD work?

The CBD receptors, CB1 and CB2, are part of the Endocannabinoid System in our bodies.  The Endocannabinoid System is a physiological system that helps the homeostatic functions within the central nervous system. This includes maintenance of bodily functions, pain, inflammation, and the immune system.
These receptors are found in nerve and immune cells and in just about every organ. CBD binds to the receptors and aids in recovery.
So, with getting a CBD massage, it further benefits the stimulation of the receptor activity.  It then has a positive influence on the response given to the cells to help alleviate inflammation, pain, healing and more.

Will my Massage Therapist or I get ‘High’ from this treatment?

Absolutely Not! CBD is the non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant. Even with low levels of THC, there is no high. This is why even professional athletes are starting to use CBD tinctures, creams, and salves. A CBD message and its benefits are on the rise amongst us all!  
In conclusion, the relationship with massage therapy and cannabis are just the beginning of the cannabis’s role in our everyday health.  It’s important to educate these common questions and misconceptions to further the development of medicinal cannabis and its positive benefits!  So, keep on learning as the list of  benefits are getting longer and longer!
For your convenience, if you would like more information on research and education of CBD, check out Project CBD.
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