Looking After Yourself
Yes, CBD massages are a thing and they are dope.
Every once in a while, we all need a bit of relaxation and ‘me time’. Massage therapy involves a hands-on technique which can increase circulation, relieve tension, improve sleep, and promote relaxation. They can be great release if you spend all day sitting in front of a desk and have even been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of tension headaches.
What is a CBD Massage?
CBD is taking over and it seems to be the gift that keeps on giving, I mean is there anything it can’t do? Tinctures, massage oils, and infused lotions and cream are beginning to appear on spa menus across the world, and for a good reason.
These are not just your bog-standard oils, most reputable organisations have invested in pure organic products which include no chemicals or nasty toxins. When applied CBD reacts with our endocannabinoid system, encouraging it to make more use of the cannabinoids present and this produces several amazing benefits that tie right into massage therapy.
What Are the Benefits?
When it comes to massage therapy CBD is ideal for localized pain meaning not only can it be used for relaxation but also sports and injury related treatment. Recipients of CBD massages have also reported a decrease in nausea, as well as improved mood, and energy.
Chronic inflammation has been linked to several medical conditions and can also come from generalized pain or injury. CBD has the ability to mesh with the cannabinoid receptors in our body which can help to reduce and reverse inflammation. It has been suggested that this can be highly effective for localized pain.
Balances Anxiety and Stress
There is any number of reasons why we may be left feeling stressed. Not only does massage therapy provide a release for clients but with the addition of CBD, cortisol levels within our body can be reduced. Healing us from the inside out. CBD does this by enhancing the serotonergic and glutamate cortisol receptors in our body, which can also help those suffering from anxiety and depression.
Fights Chronic Pain
CBD is best known for its pain relieving properties and is able to connect with the neuro pathways to reduce pain in both cancer and fibromyalgia sufferers. When it comes to CBD massages this is still very much the case. Additionally, as an effective pain reliever CBD can offer an all-natural alternative to opioids without the risk of addiction and nasty side effects.
Reduce Oxidative Stress
Chronic diseases are very much on the rise and oxidative stress is playing a significant role. Oxidative stress occurs when the body has a high count of free radicals and is unable to counteract the damage. CBD can be beneficial in treating this as the cannabinoid presents the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and exert an anti-oxidant effect in the brain.