How Does CBD Massage Therapy Work?

How Does CBD Massage Therapy Work?

Posted by Peter Heimuller on May 18th 2021

CBD has many excellent therapeutic properties that could make your next massage experience the best you’ve ever had. CBD massage therapy lets you enjoy the usual results of a regular massage, but with the many added benefits of CBD (cannabidiol.)

One major reason to incorporate it in your next massage: CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation in the joints and muscles of the body. Other studies have shown that CBD helps reduce anxiety, so it’s a perfect addition to a massage to help your body and mind relax.

What is CBD oil?

CBD is naturally occurring oil that is derived from the cannabis plant (also known as the hemp plant). CBD oil is extracted from the plants using a method that is similar to the way essential oils are extracted for aromatherapy. The resulting CBD oil easily blends with the “carrier oils” that are used as the base of many massage oils, such as sweet almond or coconut oil. This means that CBD works perfectly with all the other ingredients used on the skin in massage therapy.

Meet your endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system is kind of like your body’s own crossing guard that directs how CBD interacts with your muscles, nerves, organs, and much more. Another way to conceptualize how this works is to imagine a series of internal and external locks and keys.

The “locks” are located throughout your body on the membranes of your cells. This is an endogenous (meaning from within) mechanism for regulating how CBD interacts with your body.

The “keys” are the exogenous (meaning from without) CBD that is blended with the massage oil that is applied to your skin in a massage. So, when CBD is applied through a medium such as a massage oil, it can help reduce inflammation in the muscles of your body.

To put it all together- the CBD “keys” in the massage oil “unlock” your body’s ability to help relax aching joints and muscles, get a good night’s sleep and much more.

CBD suppresses inflammation

A summary on the effects of CBD by the National Center for Biotechnology Information stated that CBD suppresses the body’s inflammatory response. A CBD-infused massage may help provide anti-inflammatory relief for your connective tissue (the soft-tissue that wraps around your muscles) which can help your muscles relax. Inflammation is thought to contribute to many debilitating health problems, like arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and high blood pressure.

CBD helps reduce chronic pain and inflammation

In one study, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco suggested that CBD helps provide chronic pain relief. Chronic pain is all too common in today’s society and is a major cause of doctor visits, and the need for prescriptions and over the medications. A massage with CBD can be a safe and effective alternative to drugs with various unwanted side-effects.

Plus, CBD massage therapy feels great!

No, a CBD massage will not get you “high.” But it might make you wonder why you’ve never tried a CBD massage before. When blended with therapeutic essential oils, a CBD massage oil can really help your body recover from daily stress and tension.

Why? The synergy between the CBD and the essential oils is thought to increase the effectiveness of both the CBD and the essential oils. Plus-the aromatic scents from the essential oils can help your mind relax-so your body can too.

Results in my office

I have been using our made in Connecticut CBD products in my massage practice since 2017. I have seen firsthand how it has greatly increased the benefits of massage, and the feedback from my clients has been overwhelmingly positive.

To enjoy these benefits at home, purchase our “Refresh” massage oil here with 1000mg of organic CBD and essential oils of grapefruit, lavender, and rosemary for a luxurious retreat that your skin will love. Use coupon code “lovefresh” for 10% off and free shipping!

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Peter A Heimuller is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 20+ year’s experience. He provides CBD massage therapy at his private practice, Cloud 9 Therapeutic Massage, in Danbury, CT. Peter is also a private label consultant at Beyond Botanicals, in Oxford, CT. Beyond Botanicals manufactures CBD infused massage oils, body butters and cooling gels for the spa and wellness industry with organically grown American hemp.