CBD massages are largely dependent on the place where you get them, but they’re mostly just standard massages with the addition of CBD oils and creams.
CBD products are no strangers to the wellness space, producing anti-anxiety effects, treating inflammation and working on your skin health when ingested or applied topically. When it comes to CBD massages, this relaxing effect appears to be maximized.
Day spas have begun incorporating CBD into their treatments, with most adding a fee when the oil is used. Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton, founder of Chillhouse, a massage parlor in New York, spoke with Byrdie about the benefits provided by these kinds of massages.
“CBD oil has natural anti-inflammatory effects that can more effectively soothe sore muscles and joints, which makes it great for massages. It encourages the body to speed up the healing process and is beneficial in relieving anxiety as well as gastric distress. Our CBD cream also has arnica and lidocaine, which also allows for additional anti-inflammatory benefits,” she explains.
The Spa Industry Association also believes in the power of CBD, explaining that these kinds of oils and creams allow massage therapists to work more efficiently since they reduce inflammation within muscles and joints. No matter people’s levels of physical activity and muscle stress, CBD oil can also speed up the recovery process of different kinds of muscle lesions.
While the CBD industry is in dire need of scientific research, many experts believe adding the oil to massage sessions poses no risks or side effects. “European studies show that topical CBD decreased inflammation and pain, while avoiding the negative side effects associated with taking it orally, such as stomach upset or lowered absorption,” doctor Shirley Chi told Well + Good.
So, for those who are curious about CBD’s therapeutic effects but are hesitant to try out a product that’s still not FDA-approved, CBD massages sound like the safest and most effective bet.