Your Next Spa Treatment Could (And Should) Include CBD
The hot new trend in the health and beauty arena? CBD spa treatments.
CBD spa treatments, if you have yet to experience them, are so next level you will wonder how you ever got a massage without the soothing oil.
As you may have heard, CBD, or cannabidiol, is the wellness cannabinoid 2018 can not get enough of. From reducing pain and anxiety to taming inflammation to treating skin conditions, it’s no wonder everyone is trying to get their hands on CBD products.
We spoke with Heather Robison, Nature’s Root Spa Networking Specialist in Denver, CO, on what CBD spa treatments consist of, why spa guests are loving CBD-infused skin products and massages, and what the future of spa looks like as it pertains to the fruitful cannabinoid extract.
CBD is being used in special treatments at spas across the country. The incorporation of CBD into spa treatments – administered typically through CBD oil – has been shown to reduce inflammation, relieve and ease pain and de-stress – on a deeper level than traditional massage and other spa treatments.
The reason? CBD is a potent natural pain reliever and gets deep into your muscle tissues, breaking up knots easier, also making it easier on the therapist who doesn’t have to work their hands so hard into the guest’s tense necks and backs to work out the tightness.
The science supports the idea that CBD for skin is a no-brainer. As an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, CBD enhances the total relaxation and stress relief experience already present in a traditional massage.
FYI: The CBD massage, while an ultra-luxe treatment, isn’t just marketed to the luxury set. If someone is in serious pain – say, from a bad back injury – a CBD massage could drastically improve their quality of life, especially if they get them regularly.
All in all, CBD enhances your spa experience, allowing you to feel better and more relaxed during and longer after your CBD spa experience.
A CBD massage is a therapeutic massage involving the use of high quality grade CBD infused oil. CBD has been linked with significant pain relief, lasting feelings of relaxation and amazing anti-inflammatory benefits that both your body and your mind thank you for.
While everyone can benefit from CBD herbal massages, they are particularly helpful for those suffering from daily body aches and pains as well as chronic inflammation. Conditions like stress, fibromyalgia, arthritis, muscle pain, back tension, anxiety and insomnia are all valid reasons to seek a CBD massage out.
A traditional massage – you know, a therapist giving you a massage with essential oils – does not provide the pain relief that a CBD massage does. A CBD massage coaxes muscles and ligaments into a deeper state of relaxation, allowing the therapist to better manipulate the tissues. Once the massage is over (and you are in the most blissful state your mind and body can possibly be in), the analgesic effects are expected to linger for four hours or more.
Talk about tranquility.
Nature’s Root, a hemp/CBD-based company in Colorado, created the first ever hemp spa network, attracting people to products that are as close to nature as possible.
The company creates hemp-based therapeutic and beauty products consciously crafted for the customer and the planet.
“Pain is a huge reason people come to us,” Heather told me. “And CBD is a natural pain-reliever, so people are really seeing a difference when they use it, especially those with chronic pain and back pain. CBD tincture works as preventative medicine also.”
Heather shared a story on a client who had a large tumor on his stomach, where throughout various visits he received a combination of topical and ingestible CBD. After multiple treatments incorporating CBD, the tumor had died. This was the first time in 10 years the owner had witnessed a tumor dying from a topical treatment.
Among popular reasons for guests wanting to try CBD products, Heather says tension from stress and headaches are big ones.
“You have the medical side and the cosmetic side,” she stated. “CBD is good for inflammation, which is an aiding agent to disease, and your face reflects that. Your skin is the body’s largest organ! So yes, CBD relieves pain, but it’s also good for your skin.”
Heather’s personal opinion on CBD? She can’t get enough of the good stuff.
Explaining that she has gotten a migraine every day at 2 pm for as long as she could remember, Heather began taking two tablets of CBD daily during a three-month personal trial, saying her painful migraines have gone away completely.
She uses a topical CBD product on her temples when she feels a headache coming on, claiming it provides “instant relief.”
“People need to realize that drinking alcohol and eating certain foods, especially those containing sugar, causes inflammation to the skin, she said. “You have to work on the body inside out, and CBD is an excellent supplement for that.”
“For us, CBD has become a delivered, valued service that is really helping people with pain and inflammation. Depending on how people respond to the product, we are seeing CBD taking away pain and tension in an instant.”
Also taking CBD for her skin, Heather says it has worked wonders, taking away the cellulite on her legs and wrinkles on her face.
“I don’t have wrinkles anymore,” she told me. “I combine a hemp coffee scrub with hemp lotion, and the difference I have seen is incredible. CBD is shown to reverse a lot of things. My skin hasn’t looked this good in years.”
With 46 out of the 50 states, and the World Health Organization on board with CBD going mainstream, spa-goers across the nation are rejoicing.
Don’t have a CBD spa (or place that offers CBD massages) near you? Get yourself your very own CBD massage lotion or oil, or topical cream, and have a loved one treat you to that next-level massage you so deserve, CBD style.
So, the next time your body is aching for some TLC, reach for your CBD.