It's well known that massage provides significant health benefits. The skilled application of touch in the correct manner has been shown to provide benefit not just for joint and muscle pain, but also stress, anxiety, headache, and even sleep and digestive disorders. A massage with CBD oil not only provides all these beneficial effects, but enhances them and adds other unique advantages of its own.
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is gaining mainstream acceptance, as study after study shows its efficacy in providing relief to those suffering from pain and anxiety. It's also been shown to provide benefit when used to address the symptoms of long-term disabilities like Parkinson's Disease. Because of all these advantageous effects, the sale and use of CBD oil is ever increasing—but many people still don't know that much about it.
A lot of people wonder "Does it make you feel high?" No. CBD, or cannabidiol (pronounced "canna buh dial") oil is an extract of one of the over 400 chemical compounds found in cannabis. CBD oil is made from a variety of cannabis that contains tiny amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive component. So, no—CBD oil does not have the capacity to make you feel dizzy, giddy, or "stoned," and as such is appropriate for use as a medicinal compound.
What Is CBD Oil Good For?
CBD oil provides benefits in the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation, and even some neurological disorders like epilepsy or Tourette's Syndrome. It has been shown to positively impact the treatment of schizophrenia and certain types of cancers, and many more suspected benefits are being studied.
It is a natural source of essential fatty acids, Omega-3 oils, and vitamins that are critical for proper cell function. It can be used as a topical oil to promote good skin health by reducing acne and by restoring skin's natural elasticity. As such, it makes a wonderful and natural addition to massage oil.
Massage with CBD Oil: A Natural Fit
CBD oil has many health benefits, especially when used as a massage oil. It is one of the most effective and easiest ways to take advantage of CBD oil's natural properties, as CBD-infused massage oil is made more potent as it is worked into tissues through the action of massage. This is why we're so excited to offer this at Eye Street Massage Therapy.
By implementing CBD massage oils, you benefit both from the relaxing and invigorating effects of a massage and the medicinal pain-relieving effects of CBD oil. Now that we've added massage with CBD oil as a wonderful new addition to our services at Eye Street Massage Therapy, let's explore further how it works.
How Does CBD Oil Work?
CBD oil interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body. This system helps regulate important functions in the body, including memory, pain, appetite, sleep, and also immune function. Cannabinoids are naturally produced in the body, and interact with this system to control and influence these functions. When you introduce CBD oil (either internally or topically), you enhance the function of the endocannabinoid system, as CBD itself is a cannabinoid, which is remarkably close in chemical structure to the compound your body naturally produces.
The endocannabinoid system comprises CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors exist mostly in the brain, and bond more easily with compounds like THC, which is what causes the "high" from THC. CBD oil reacts with both types of receptors including the CB2 receptors, which are found all over the body. This allows CBD oil to deliver its beneficial properties without causing any mind-altering effect.
CBD Oil When Used in Massage
When CBD oil is incorporated into massage, it interacts with your endocannabinoid system. CBD oil's natural anti-inflammatory properties remove pain and discomfort caused by sore or inflamed joints or muscles. Inflammation results when the body detects a threat or injury. This is also great for chronic pain. CBD oils added to a regular massage routine can do wonders in clearing up or alleviating some of the long-term pain experienced by people suffering from chronic conditions.
Other Benefits of CBD Oil Massage
Many are finding CBD oil to be effective for managing long-term pain. In addition to reducing inflammation, CBD oil increases blood flow, contributing to the reduction of soreness and tension. CBD oil has also been shown to reduce blood pressure, speed the recovery of injured muscles, and alleviate stress and anxiety.
CBD oil has also been shown to promote and improve skin health. CBD oil naturally contains linoleic acid, which helps regulate healthy oil production in the upper layers of skin, and CBD oil can also diminish the effect of any skin-borne bacteria that might lead to acne or other infections.
Why Your Next Massage Should Include CBD Oil
In addition to all of the health benefits above, when massage with CBD oil is done correctly, it has even been shown to treat a number of anxiety and stress disorders like OCD, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and even PTSD. Because it is natural and similar to a compound produced in the body, it is much more well-tolerated than pharmaceuticals, and without unpleasant side effects of any kind.
Massage already provides significant health benefits. The addition of CBD oil to a regular massage routine will compound these beneficial effects and provide you with a much more relaxing, holistic experience. If you suffer from any of the ailments or conditions we've discussed here, we encourage you to ask about incorporating massage with CBD oil into your next appointment here at Eye Street Massage Therapy. We're excited about it, and we feel that after your first initial sessions, you will be, too.
Call or contact us today at Eye Street Massage Therapy, 1634 I Street NW, Lower Level 125, call us at Tel: 202.463.0987, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to schedule a massage with CBD oil immediately—you won't be disappointed.