By now you have probably heard the term CBD and are wondering what all the hype is about. The latest buzz in the spa world is the benefits of infused CBD products and massages. CBD is Non-Psychoactive and Anti-Inflammatory. Massage creams and oils infused with CBD, are inherently therapeutic for the mind and the body. Massage therapists and patients alike can reap these soul soothing benefits of an infused massage.

What role does CBD play in the massage?

The anti-inflammatory and pain relieving agents of CBD reduces inflammation within muscles and joints, allowing the massage therapist to release the muscles on a deeper level.  CBD can provide relief for clients experiencing skin irritation from skin conditions, burns, or scar tissue. Clients experiencing psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis will benefit from anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of CBD products. It promotes healthy cell regeneration in skin that has had radiation therapy, and can help heal scar tissue from any source of injury.  For athletes, CBD also has the reputation for accelerating the recovery and healing process of injured connective tissue.

How CBD works?

The CBD receptors (known as CB2) are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is the physiological system that helps the homeostatic functions within the central nervous system. This includes maintenance of bodily functions, pain, inflammation, and the immune system.

CB2 receptors are found in nerve and immune cells in just about every organ. CBD binds to CB2 receptors as well as TRPV1 receptors. Damaged tissues sensitize TRPV1 to its chemical and physical stimuli. Adding massage further benefits the stimulation of TRPV1 activity and has a positive influence on the CB2 receptors, which helps alleviate inflammation and pain.

Will my massage therapist or I get high from this treatment?

No! CBD is the non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant. Even with low levels of THC, there is no high and subjects being drug tested after a CBD massage have tested negative for THC which is why professional athletes use these products.

Try a CBD massage and experience the benefits!

CBD products engage the CB2 and TRPV1 receptors in the brain to naturally calm and relax the body. CBD massage help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress by calming the nervous system and bring the body to a state of complete relaxation. CBD infused products can be integrated into any massage session.

Enhance your next massage with CBD at Drake Professional Massage for just $15!  Call us today at 970-316-5252 or Book Online.