What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant. It reacts with your Endocannabinoid system by targeting certain receptors to promote homeostasis in multiple systems (i.e. digestive, nervous, etc.).
The cannabis plant contains many compounds that can be extracted for use. The two most popular are THC and CBD. Unlike THC, CBD does not contain psychoactive properties that create the “high” feeling. Cannabis has been used for centuries in alternative healing and pain management practices.
There are have been extensive studies on CBD and its non-addictive properties. While the benefits of CBD are still being studied and we still have much to learn, the positive feedback continues to come pouring in.
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CBD in Massage Benefits:
While there is still research that needs to be done with CBD and massage therapy directly, here are benefits that have been studied both correlated to massage and not.
- Helps relieve tension and anxiety
- Helps relieve chronic and acute pain
- Helps with some skin conditions
- Can help with trouble sleeping
- Can help with some chronic digestive issues
Who is CBD good for:
- People who experience stress
- Those who are having trouble sleeping
- Anyone experiencing joint and muscle discomfort
- People who are interested in trying one!
Things to consider before getting a CBD massage:
Some documented negative side effects of CBD can include drowsiness, nausea and some interactions with medications. If you are currently taking medication please consult your doctor before receiving a CBD massage.
I am currently not doing CBD massage for prenatal, so if you are pregnant or suspect you might be please do not sign up for a CBD massage.
If you are signed up for a Thai massage, CBD is hard to administer with clothes on. I can do spot treatment of the feet or easy to access skin.
If you have a nut allergy, please reach out to me. One bottle has almond oil and the other does not. If you have any skin sensitivities and would like to know the ingredients of the product please reach out to me – Nicole@GreenSkyMassage.com
“Oh man, I felt so good and relaxed. I slept really well and my period started the next day…I 100% want another one” ~JV (personal trainer)
“I did notice a difference! The day of the massage I was noticeably less sore than usual, and I slept very well the last two nights…I really enjoyed it and would definitely do it again!” ~NJ (school administrator)
“I would say it took off the edge until early afternoon. I was pretty tender the rest of the day. Took an epsom salt bath and woke up the next morning feeling pretty good!” ~AP (massage therapist)
CBD used from a local, female owned company called Smooth Leaf! Click here for website and products from them!