We have all heard of the benefits of using CBD, and now the latest buzz in the spa world is using CBD oil or cream to enhance the effects of a normal massage. CBD is Non-Psychoactive and anti-inflammatory. Massage creams and CBD oils are therapeutic for the body and mind because of their anti-inflammatory properties. Massage therapist and patients alike can reap these soul soothing benefits of an infused massage.
What role does CBD play in the massage?
The anti-inflammatory and pain relieving agents of CBD reduces inflammation within muscles and joints, allowing the massage therapist to work more effectively. People seek massages as a way to relax and escape stress. For athletes, CBD also has the reputation for accelerating the recovery and healing process of injured connective tissue.
How Does CBD work?
The CBD receptors (known as CB2) are part of the endocannabanoid system which is the physiological system that helps the homeostatic functions within the central nervous system. This includes maintenance of bodily functions, pain, inflammation, and the immune system.
Will my massage therapist or I get high from this treatment?
No! CBD is the non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant. Even with low levels of THC, there is no high and subjects being drug tested after a CBD massage have tested negative for THC which is why professional athletes use these products.
Try a CBD message and experience the benefits!
It’s important to discuss these common questions and misconceptions to further the development of medicinal cannabis and its positive benefits. Relationships such as massage therapy and cannabis are just the beginning of cannabis’s role in our everyday health.