There are a number of reasons why you should consider getting a CBD-infused massage, including:
Reduce inflammation. Inflammation is directly linked with acute pain, particularly at joints or in muscles. By applying CBD topicals directly to the affected areas, the cannabinoid’s natural anti-inflammatory effects can help to reduce the inflammation and therefore relieve any discomfort being experienced due to sore muscles.
Inflammation is essentially the body’s response to a threat to your health. In the case of physical trauma or strenuous activity, inflammation can arise in response, which tends to show itself in the form of pain, swelling, redness and soreness. CBD can help target and reduce inflammation because of its unique ability to indirectly interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system.
In particular, CBD has a bigger impact on the CB2 receptor that affects the immune system. Since the immune response to an outside threat is inflammation, CBD’s ability to target the CB2 receptor can effectively reduce inflammation.
Reduce chronic pain. There could be several reasons why people suffer from chronic pain. Whether from overuse, an injury that never properly healed, or pain suffered as a result of a medical disorder, chronic pain can be debilitating. But adding CBD oils into a regular massage routine can help a great deal.
More people are turning to CBD to help them deal with pain management. In addition to reducing inflammation (a great pain-reliever itself), CBD can also increase blood flow throughout the areas affected and soothes muscle tension.
CBD oil has also been found to help reduce blood pressure, alleviate stress and speed up the recovery of muscles that have experienced injury or overuse. During a CBD massage, CBD can help to naturally loosen muscles to reduce pain and inflammation to allow for faster healing.
Improve skin health. When CBD is applied directly into the skin during a massage, it can actually promote skin health. Again, CBD’s interaction with the endocannabinoid receptors can help to reduce inflammation, often a culprit behind acne. It can also help to reduce the production of oil in the skin further reducing blemishes. In addition, CBD contains linoleic acid, which further helps to regulate oil production on the skin and stop breakouts.
Alleviate anxiety and stress. Getting a massage is already a great way to reduce stress, and adding CBD into the mix can help your mind relax even more. Many studies have shown that CBD has potent anti-anxiety properties and an incredible ability to induce calming, relaxing effects without getting a person stoned — unlike THC.