Most people have experienced stress and anxiety, and massage therapy always helps reduce any of that you may be feeling emotionally or physically. Now add CBD to the mix and you are really picking it up a notch!
- Maria Hogan
Why You Need a CBD Massage…
If you haven’t heard CBD has become very popular, and for good reason! CBD has been able to help with sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, relieve pain, and much much more! Now, most of you probably know the numerous benefits of massage therapy, it improves circulation, increases flexibility, eliminates toxins, (just to name a few) Now combine the two and: WOW!!
What, Exactly, is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found from the cannabis plant, as well as its cousin THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Both CBD and THC have therapeutic capabilities, the difference is, the CBD will not get you intoxicated or give you that “high” feeling. That is because both act very differently on your receptors in the brain and body.
Cannabinoids work with a system of receptors in your body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for a lot of important things, including regulating your anti-inflammatory response, immune system, appetite, mood, anxiety levels, and sleep. It helps keep your body in a state of equilibrium. Incorporating CBD into your massage will help support your ECS, which helps balance your body’s natural homeostasis.
Why a CBD Massage?
Most people have experienced stress and anxiety, and massage therapy always helps reduce any of that you may be feeling emotionally or physically. Now add CBD to the mix and you are really picking it up a notch! CBD is known for its mood-boosting qualities. It enhances the serotonergic and glutamate receptors in the body which are responsible for mood and anxiety levels.
CBD is known for its powerful pain-relieving benefits, it will help amplify the message relieving discomfort and increasing blood flow to targeted areas.
CBD can help decrease inflammation due to its special ability to interact with our ECS. Inflammation can happen after strenuous activity, trauma. It shows up as swelling, soreness, sometimes redness. By having CBD topically to affected areas, signs and symptoms of inflammation may dramatically decrease.
CBD is a very powerful antioxidant that can reverse the effects of harmful toxins caused by free radicals found in the environment. If your body can’t detoxify fast enough, it can lead to bigger problems so add the CBD to your massage to help clear away any those harmful toxins quicker and more effectively.
CBD naturally contains omegas in it, so when used with massage, it may help inflamed skin conditions like some kinds of eczema and psoriasis.
All CBD products are not necessarily created equal, so you should always know where it is coming from. One of the best parts of getting your CBD massage at Incentives is that our amazing “house” CBD massage oil is made to order by none other than Jacqui Jacinth at her company, Axil Wellness. She uses all organic ingredients, and it smells incredible!!
These are just a few of the beneficial reasons you need to get yourself a CBD massage!
You won’t regret it!
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About the Author
Maria Hogan, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. She graduated with a Masters Degree in acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions, where she currently is a Professor and Supervisor to students in the Massage Clinic.
She is available for both Acupuncture and Massage services in Incentives Organic Spa and Salon