Updated: Sep 1
CBD products seem to be everywhere these days. We know that it is a natural product derived from the hemp plant, but how does it affect our bodies? Will you feel "high" from using it? Ongoing research shows that CBD is beneficial for many people both physically and mentally. It has non-psychoactive effects, so NO you can't get "high" from using it.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or better known as "CBD" is one of over 110 identified cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant in high concentration. It's a naturally occurring compound and it has been linked to many therapeutic benefits. CBD can interact with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) and has non-intoxicating effects. The ECS basically regulates a range of functions involved in physiological, including modulation of pain and inflammation. It contributes to the homeostasis of the body’s internal environment returning us to biological harmony when we have gotten out of balance. This is why CBD can be beneficial to so many people with various ailments and conditions such as pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and lack of sleep.
How can CBD increase the Benefits of Massage?
A CBD massage has all the benefits of a regular massage as well as the added benefits of CBD. At Anointed Hands, I choose to use a full spectrum unscented CBD massage oil. It does not contain any menthol or camphor making it ideal for a full body treatment to promote comfort and relaxation. You may choose to add an essential oil to your session as well. For spot-specific treatments, I suggest using a CBD salve or balm that contains a higher dosage of CBD.
Here are some benefits you could experience from receiving a CBD Massage:
CBD helps to ease and relax your muscles as the cannabinoids enter our endocannabinoid system via the skin.
Improve Your Mood
Getting a massage is very relaxing, with the added benefit of CBD you will feel a greater sense of calm. Don't worry, be happy!
The cannabinoids in CBD massage oil helps to reduce inflammation and soothes muscles.
Provide Stress Relief
CBD oil induces a soothing and calming effect but doesn’t get you high.
Improve Skin Conditions
CBD massage oil contains hemp which conditions the skin making it a great option for those with eczema, acne, psoriasis.