Is there anything better than a full body massage? Like, really? Okay, we'll wait.
You probably can't come up with a single thing. And that's because massage therapy is just one of the greater self care joys in life.
So what happens when you mix one great joy (massage therapy) with another great joy (CBD)? Do you get a concoction of extra immense pure joy??
We think so. So if you've ever wanted to unlock the pure joy of the universe, you've come to the right place. (This is a lot to build CBD massage up as but we promise it won't disappoint.)
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What is CBD massage?
CBD massage is exactly what it sounds like: a regular massage but with CBD oil. CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis sativa plant.
So if you're wondering whether you'll get high during a CBD massage therapy session, you can relax. Literally.
Unlike essential oils, CBD massage oil is colorless and odorless. But don't mistake it for something that can't pack a punch.
The massage technique used in CBD massage doesn't necessarily change. In fact, the only difference is that CBD oil is used over traditional massage oil.
This may sound like a small difference. But CBD massage oil is worlds apart from the other massage oils you've experienced. (We'd bet on it.)
Benefits of a massage experience alone
Massage on its own has a whole host of important benefits that can't go overlooked. And it comes in various forms to offer added benefits based on what exactly you're looking for.
During a Swedish massage, a massage therapist will use a gentle style that is most commonly known as the "default" massage method. They'll knead your connective tissue while offering long strokes, vibration, and deep circular movements.
Are you drooling like us over the mere description of a massage? Oh, it's just us?...
Sports massage is fairly similar to Swedish massage. But the massage therapist will be looking specifically to prevent or treat injuries in athletes or those who have participated in sports activities.
(Raise your hand if you fall into the latter category. And you injured yourself on a first try at kickball...)
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage aims to get into the deeper layers on your skin. And it is most often used with slow-paced, stronger motions meant to treat muscle damage from injuries.
It's most often the type of message you'll hear someone rave about the benefits of. But scream all the while the treatment is going on.
Trigger point massage
Let's say you've overused or injured certain muscles. Well, trigger point massage can address those tight muscle fibers and work them out.
Did somebody say that massage was like magic? Because that's what these benefits are starting to sound like to us.
What CBD oil brings to the picture
(Brownie points if you did. But this is the kind of contest where everyone wins!)
The endocannabinoid system
Pure CBD and CBD hemp extract come from cannabis plants and hemp plants. And when used in topical CBD products, CBD works to access the endocannabinoid system or ECS.
Your ECS can regulate a variety of functions in your body. Some of which include your appetite, memory, immune function, sleep, and pain.
When combined with a CBD product or other CBD topicals like a CBD rub, those additional cannabinoids from the cannabis plant can interact with your system. And may promote a similar impact that your ECS already executes.
If this sounds confusing, don't worry. All you need to know is that hemp oil and other CBD topical products may offer certain experiences you wouldn't otherwise get with typical massage.
And CBD oil does this by tapping into your body's natural functions. So there's no funny business going on around here.
CBD absorption through skin
You might be more familiar with CBD oil in the form of a tincture or gummy - maybe even pet CBD oil. But CBD oil as absorbed through the skin operates in a slightly different way.
Your skin obviously has multiple layers. So it may take longer for your skin to fully absorb the CBD oil as it works through those layers.
But once absorbed, CBD oil and its effects may last longer. Besides, when rubbed in through a massage, the CBD oil is able to be thoroughly applied.
And this is considered an ideal way to let CBD oil do its magic. Sometimes, CBD oil may be combined with other oils like jojoba oil when used for a massage.
So if you have any questions about the other ingredients used, always feel free to ask your massage therapist. That way, you can verify you're getting the highest quality CBD along with other nurturing ingredients.
What to look for in CBD massage oils
So you want to know what the best CBD massage oils are? Well, first, consider what kind of CBD oil you are using.
Full spectrum CBD
Full spectrum CBD contains all cannabinoids and other compounds that are derived from the cannabis plant. Because of this, it may contain some THC but it will never contain more than 0.3% as is federally legal.
Terpenes also make an appearance in Full spectrum CBD. And these aromatic compounds are thought to be responsible for some of the plant's most recognizable effects.
Before you think "But I just want the CBD!" consider this. When working alongside all of the other compounds found in the plant, CBD actually is prone to the entourage effect.
Some say this allows the properties of the plant to work better. So keep this in mind when looking for a CBD massage oil!
Broad spectrum CBD
Broad spectrum CBD is just a step down from Full spectrum. It contains all compounds found in cannabis.
But it contains absolutely zero THC. So you're still getting all of the additional cannabinoids that may lead to the entourage effect. But you don't have to worry about any THC entering your body.
For those that are looking for pure, unadulterated CBD, this is it. No cannabinoids or other terpenes can be found in CBD isolate.
And you can just bask in that pure glow. (Despite CBD oil being colorless and odorless.)
Where CBD stands for "chill & breathe deep"
Some people ask how they can prepare for a CBD massage. And forgive us when we laugh at this question.
We live in a world where we have to plan, schedule, and prepare anything and everything. But CBD massage is one of the many pleasures in life that you don't have to do a thing for.
All you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself. Maybe we're biased, but getting a massage is like meeting that perfect slice of heaven on Earth.
And adding CBD into the mix is just another way to make it all more heavenly. So the next time you're looking to chill, consider CBD massage.
After all, what's the harm in taking a breather? Nowadays, it seems like we could all use a little bit of that.
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