CBD Massage Oil: Everything you need to know
by Rowan Bailey
Discover the Therapeutic Power of CBD Massage Oil: Everything You Need to Know
What is CBD massage oil?
CBD massage oil is a unique blend of cannabidiol (CBD) extract and carrier oils specifically designed for use during massages. CBD, a compound derived from the cannabis plant, has gained popularity in recent years for its potential therapeutic benefits particularly when combined with massage therapy practices. CBD oil can enhance the overall experience and is now used by professionals in spas as well as those at home looking for some self care/ pampering!
So what is CBD massage oil? Why should you treat yourself to one as soon as possible, and is it just for self care, or can it be used as part of a broader treatment to help manage chronic conditions? We jump in and find out!
Understanding the benefits of CBD massage
CBD massage offers a wide range of uses, whether it's during a cool down at the gym, or as a way to find a deeper mode of relaxation during a deep tissue massage. How you introduce CBD into your massage experience is entirely down to what you want to get out of it.
Some will take CBD Oil Drops or CBD Capsules orally an hour before their massage as they report a broader sense of Calm/ Relaxation enabling them to turn off more during their massage. Others will opt for an Extra Strong CBD Massage Oil to target troublesome areas, ensuring to direct the massage and the stronger oil to be absorbed effectively while increasing blood flow to the area.
When it comes to the benefits of CBD for both the body and mind it's a difficult things to discuss as we can in no way make any medical claims. Although you can easily find verified reviews from real world users on our website should you want to find some first hand experiences. There are multiple studies looking into the benefits of CBD relating to it's supposed anti inflammatory properties, and anecdotal evidence suggest it's ability to help promote relaxation. Early results are promising, though further research is needed!
So ultimately CBD massage can promote relaxation with the hope to in turn reduce stress levels. When CBD is applied topically and absorbed into the skin, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which is thought to play a crucial role in regulating mood and emotions, which is why it's such a popular choice for those wanting to maintain their health effectively!
The science behind CBD and massage therapy
The combination of CBD and massage therapy creates a powerful synergy that enhances the therapeutic effects of both practices. Massage therapy itself has been shown to increase blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and improve overall flexibility and range of motion.
When CBD is applied topically during a massage, it is absorbed into the skin and interacts with the body's endocannabinoid receptors. These receptors are found throughout the body, which helps regulate various physiological processes as well as helping to promote relaxation. So for those of you who struggle to turn off may want to try and utilise it to level up that aspect of their massage treatment.
How CBD massage oil works on the body
CBD massage oil works by penetrating the skin and delivering CBD directly to the underlying muscles and tissues. The CBD molecules interact with the endocannabinoid receptors in the area, which is why it's so important to find a quality product that has been formulated with absorption in mind.
It is used in exactly the same way as any other massage oil, with the main difference being the active ingredient CBD. Unlike when taking CBD, dosage when applied topically is much broader. For example with our strong topicals, we suggest starting small and building up to find the right dosage for you. However, with CBD Massage, your dosage is measured as a whole per treatment. So during your massage it is effectively and evenly distributed. However, if you have a targeted area causing you trouble, you can add more CBD to this area in a number of ways. Firstly you can use a potent CBD Roll On such as the Calm Stick. This is much more concentrated than a typical Massage Oil, and comes with a metal roller ball that helps work the target area. This can be used as an additive to the regular massage oil for optimal results. This is particularly popular with our fibromayalgia and sports therapy customers.
Anecdotal evidence suggests it has the potential to alleviate symptoms associated with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and sports injuries, which is why coupling it with massage has been so popular. Though we cannot backup any of these claims, and recommend researching current studies. One study looking into CBD/ Medical cannabis and it's use for treating/ managing Fibromyalgia can be found via our write up HERE.
Different types of CBD massage oils available
When it comes to CBD massage oils, there are several options to choose from. Full-spectrum CBD oils contain all the natural compounds found in the cannabis plant, including trace amounts of THC. Broad-spectrum CBD oils, on the other hand, contain all the beneficial compounds of the plant except THC. Lastly, CBD isolate oils are pure CBD without any other compounds. In our opinion, you want what's best from the plant as it was intended, so we use Full Plant extracts which boast a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes and other natural goodness to ensure that you're treating yourself to goods the way nature intended. We don't cut corners and expenses by using CBD isolate in our products.
Above: Our Full Spectrum CBD Cinnamon Leaf Massage Bars melt on contact with your skin, releasing our decadently nourishing formula across your skin allowing the massage to glide across your muscles.
CBD massage oils may be infused with other beneficial ingredients such as essential oils, herbs, or vitamins for added therapeutic effects. It's essential to consider your specific needs and preferences when selecting a CBD massage oil. Having been working in the CBD Industry since 2018 both on the high street and online, we know what works, what's a waste of money and how to maximise your CBD Massage treatment. Our top tip is to look for a naturally focused formula using a full plant extract with at least 200mg of CBD per bottle to ensure a decent dose per massage. If in doubt, checkout our massage oil that we made alongside real world massage therapists and direct customer feedback HERE.
Choosing the right CBD massage oil for your needs
Selecting the right CBD massage oil is crucial to maximise its potential benefits. Start by considering the concentration of CBD in the oil. Higher concentrations may be more potent and effective, but they may also be more expensive. If you're new to CBD massage, it may be best to start with a mid range strength and build up to your desired strength if needed. Alternatively opt for the strongest option to be more cost effective off the bat and start small.
Additionally, consider the carrier oil used in the CBD massage oil. Common carrier oils include coconut oil, almond oil, and jojoba oil, among others. Each carrier oil has its unique properties and benefits, so choose one that suits your skin type and preferences. This one uses vitamin E to help boost the nourishing factors of the blend as well as helping the CBDs absorption.
Lastly, read product labels and look for third-party lab testing to ensure the quality and safety of the CBD massage oil. Reputable brands will provide this information to guarantee their products' safety and efficacy.
Steps to give yourself a CBD-infused massage at home
Giving yourself a CBD-infused massage at home can be a relaxing and rewarding experience. Here are some steps to follow:
- Choose a quiet and comfortable space where you can fully relax.
- Warm up the CBD massage oil by rubbing it between your palms.
- Start with gentle strokes and gradually increase pressure as desired.
- Focus on areas of tension or discomfort, using circular motions or long strokes. If it absorbs quickly, re apply enough to help your hands move smoothly.
- Take deep breaths and try to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Pay attention to your breathing, and the scents from your CBD massage oil.
- Spend extra time on areas that need more attention, such as the neck, shoulders, or lower back. If you have a stronger product like a Muscle Salve or Strong CBD Roll on, you can add these to the targeted areas for a boost.
- After the massage, take a few moments to rest and allow the CBD to fully absorb into your skin.
Remember, self-massage should be a soothing and enjoyable experience. Adjust the pressure and technique to your liking and listen to your body's needs.
Exploring the potential therapeutic benefits of CBD massage
For individuals dealing with chronic pain, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, CBD Massage therapy has been looked to for relief and help manage symptoms. The general hope being that any anti-inflammatory properties of CBD could in turn help reduce inflammation in the muscles and joints, leading to decreased pain and improved mobility. Anecdotal evidence has supported this, but has also had equal amounts of people with no effective result. Further research is needed, and although initial results are promising, it's important to continue with your own research and talk to others who have tried it.
CBD massage has been known to promote relaxation and in turn reduce stress levels. The act of receiving a massage alone can help release tension and promote a sense of calm. So when combined with CBD, the experience is believed to be enhanced, as CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system and promotes a state of balance and wellbeing.
Precautions and considerations when using CBD massage oil
While CBD massage is generally considered safe for most individuals, there are some precautions to keep in mind. Firstly, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating CBD into your massage routine, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medication.
Additionally, individuals with sensitive skin may want to perform a patch test before using CBD massage oil on larger areas of their body. Apply a small amount of oil to a small patch of skin and wait 24 hours to check for any adverse reactions. If you find that you do react, this can often be down to other ingredients such as fragrance/ essential oils. So it may be worth considering looking for a CBD Balm that is designed for sensitive skin with a simplistic naturally scented formula like the Natures Balm, which can be used as a base for massage!
Lastly, be mindful of the concentration of CBD in the massage oil. Higher concentrations may be more potent and may require smaller amounts to achieve the desired effects. Start with a lower concentration and gradually increase as needed. If unsure, we suggest waiting 15 - 20 minutes for absorption before applying more.
Where to buy CBD massage oil and what to look for
CBD massage oil can be purchased from various sources, including online retailers, wellness high street stores, and will no doubt be available through prescription at some point in the near future. When buying CBD massage oil, it's important to choose a reputable brand that prioritises quality and transparency of their ingredients alongside a commitment to continuity so if effective, you can rely on it being in stock long term.
Look for brands that provide third-party lab testing to ensure the potency and purity of their products. These lab reports should be readily available on the brand's website or upon request.
Additionally, read customer reviews and testimonials to get an idea of the brand's reputation and the effectiveness of their products. Consider factors such as customer service, shipping times, and overall satisfaction.
Our range of CBD Massage Oil products that meet this criteria can be found HERE.
CBD enhancement massages at spas and wellness centres
If you prefer to experience a CBD enhancement massage in a professional setting, many spas and wellness centres now offer this service. CBD enhancement massages typically involve the use of CBD-infused massage oils or creams during the treatment.
These massages are performed by trained therapists who understand the benefits and techniques of incorporating CBD into the massage experience. The therapist will tailor the massage to your specific needs, targeting areas of tension or discomfort.
CBD enhancement massages can provide a deeper level of relaxation, pain relief, and overall rejuvenation. They are particularly beneficial for individuals seeking a more intense and therapeutic massage experience.
Conclusion: Unlocking the healing potential of CBD massage oil
CBD massage oil offers a unique and therapeutic experience that combines the benefits of CBD with the healing power of massage therapy. From reducing pain and inflammation to promoting relaxation and wellbeing, CBD Massage Oil has been front and centre recently in hopes of it's potential. We look forward to seeing the results of ongoing studies to find out more about CBD and it's uses in massage therapy.
By understanding the science behind CBD and massage therapy, selecting the right CBD massage oil, and considering the potential benefits and precautions, you can unlock the healing potential of CBD massage.
Whether you choose to give yourself a CBD-infused massage at home or visit a spa for a CBD enhancement massage, they are bound to leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored.
Try CBD massage oil today and discover the transformative power it can have on your body and mind.
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