You love massage therapy as a tool for relaxation and pain relief. Did you know you can multiply those benefits with the addition of CBD?
CBD is well known as a natural health aid that reduces inflammation, soothes sore muscles and joints, and relieves stress. When this amazing compound is blended into a deeply moisturizing lotion and infused with essential oils, it’s the perfect complement to massage!
Let's look at what CBD does for your cells, skin, and sanity, how a little company in Boulder is making the best stuff, and how you can benefit from it right here in Seattle!
Proven Benefits of CBD:
Relaxes tight muscles
Relieves stress & anxiety
Relieves muscle spasms
Lowers blood pressure
Heals and hydrates skin (great for acne and dryness)
Minimizes next-day soreness after a deep tissue massage
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound extracted from hemp. It affects your body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates stress, sleep, and pain.
Although both CBD and THC come from cannabis, they are separate compounds. Unlike THC, CBD won’t get you high or show up on a drug test. People usually feel deeply relaxed and a little sleepy after a CBD massage, and they notice relief in their joints, muscle soreness, and improved skin health.
CBD has exploded in popularity over the past decade as research keeps proving how beneficial it is for multiple layers of your health. Of course, in this relatively new industry, not all CBD is created equal.
What's the best brand of CBD?
Before you rush to Bartell's to buy whatever cannabis massage oil they have in stock, you should do some research into the available brands. Sometimes farmers grow hemp to clean their soil, and then turn around and sell it to CBD cream manufacturers. But the CBD it produces is of very low quality. You'll also want to check how much CBD is actually in the product... and if they won't tell you how many mg of CBD there is, that's a big red flag!
I use Susan’s CBD, which is an amazing small business in Boulder, CO. They use old-school apothecary methods to turn high-quality, American-grown hemp into moisturizing salves, oils, and lotions. The best part? They have the highest concentration of CBD on the market, with as much as 1,000mg of CBD in a single oz. They even add skin friendly terpenes by infusing their base oils (like Vitamin E enriched coconut oil and jojoba oil) in calendula and chamomile for three weeks. Each of these handmade batches is then professionally lab tested to ensure the end result is THC-free and CBD-rich.
Right now my favorite product to use is the Susan's CBD/CBG Coconut Body Butter. It's super creamy and hydrating, smells amazing, and delivers a ton of CBD along with a great big helping of CBG. CBG is an up-and-coming star in the world of hemp research and seems to be just as beneficial as CBD.
How can I add CBD to my massage at Sage Bodywork Seattle?
You can add a spot treatment of CBD to any massage at Sage Bodywork for $10.
Achy, sore, or tight low back? Let's massage it with a CBD salve to relieve the pain.
Dry, inflamed skin? A facial massage will improve circulation and the CBD cream hydrates, heals acne, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Tight calves prone to painful spasms? A little CBD massage will calm down those cranky muscles so you can sleep through the night peacefully with no rude awakenings.
Just let your massage therapist know you're interested in CBD at your appointment and we'll find the best option for you.
But... if you REALLY love CBD... Then you have to try Deep Heat Flow. This massage treatment combines CBD body butter with Swedish massage, Hot Stones, and Cupping therapy for a deeply relaxing and restorative head-to-toe experience. You'll absorb about 1,000mg of CBD and 200mg of CBG in a single session for powerful full body relief. Try it today and fall in love!