As the stigma surrounding cannabis is slowly but surely getting replaced with curiosity and acceptance, more avenues have opened for research into the medical and recreational uses of the plant. CBD oil is one of the more successful outcomes from last year’s CBD hype, with massage therapists and spas across the country incorporating it into their wellness programs. Here, we will talk about what CBD is and what its benefits are when applied through a massage.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that is best known for its medical benefits. Since it is a non-psychoactive compound with minimal traces of THC, it will not get you high. In fact, high-quality CBD oil used in professional massages tests negative for THC, ensuring it won’t be detected in a blood test. Instead, CBD that is found in hemp and cannabis responds to receptors on your skin, sending messages to your nervous system that negates imbalances caused by stress, anxiety, or a weak immune system.
The main medical advantage of CBD oil is that it reduces chronic inflammation. This is crucial for a large chunk of the population that suffers from heart disease, high blood pressure and other related diseases. Moreover, healthcare experts from Maryville University reveal that an estimated 164 million Americans will succumb to chronic illnesses by 2025 – that’s almost half of the population. Thankfully, microbiology and immunology experts from the University of South Carolina point out that CBD can help reduce inflammation by targeting receptors in the body that cause them.
While the THC compound of cannabis is known for its ability to provide quick pain relief, not everyone likes the stoned feeling that comes with it. Fortunately, its CBD counterpart is also effective for more specific types of pain. Case in point, researchers from the University of Kentucky highlight the positive effects of topical CBD for arthritic pain caused by inflammation. CBD oil massages, which are offered by Urban Oasis, are a popular treatment for both athletes, looking to soothe muscle pain, and office workers, looking to relieve neck and back pain.
Cannabis has always held potential for the treatment or alleviation of some mental/emotional disorders and their symptoms. Indeed, an article in Medical News Today details how CBD oil is a promising treatment for several types of anxiety, which include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
All in all, CBD oil, whether ingested or absorbed by the skin via a massage, is a safe way to relieve pain, soothe anxiety, and reduce inflammation in one’s body. It seems that the hype surrounding CBD isn’t dying down anytime soon, and rightfully so. With its numerous benefits all packed into a relaxing massage, it can give your next visit to Urban Oasis a healthy upgrade.
Written solely for UrbanOasisMassage.com
by Daisy Blake