Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the plant that keeps on giving. Its uses are impressive and can be traced back thousands of years. There are various species of cannabis, and cannabidiol (CBD), is one that has been gaining a ton of popularity.
People are still often cautious of using CBD oils as they sometimes confuse CBD with THC, but there are absolute differences between the two. While THC is known to get people high or alter their state of mind, CBD does neither. It is not psychoactive and also has more medical use than THC.
Our CBD Infused Massages are performed using a creamy salve containing Cannabidiol (CBD) with 50mg of CBD per session. By reducing pain and inflammation in the muscles, the therapist is able to work much deeper and more effectively. The body is coaxed into a deeper state of relaxation where the muscles are loosened and allows the massage therapist to deeply soothe away problem areas.
Benefits of CBD Oils
People with arthritis, broken bones, sports injuries, overworked muscles from working out, neurological disorders and those who want to relax or relieve anxiety can benefit from CBD oil treatments.
CBD is one of the most important healing substances in the hemp plant with strong anti-inflammatory properties and without the mind-altering effects. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not make you high. When derived from a hemp plant, it can be consumed and purchased in all 50 states.
CBD-infused topicals work by binding to a network of receptors (CB1 & CB2) located throughout the body that are part of the endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory. The main function of the ECS is to maintain and stabilize the internal environment despite what’s going on in our external environment. When our bodies experience chronic stress, or if we are eating poorly or are exposed to too many toxins, we can easily become deficient in CBD, leaving our ECS struggling to keep up with high demands.
As luck would have it, CBD is also found naturally in the hemp plant. Supplementing our bodies with high quality, full spectrum CBD oil can supply our bodies with depleted, and much needed, compounds to support our overall health and wellbeing.
How is it Used?
When applying topical products to areas experiencing inflammation, swelling, pain or tension, Cannabinoid (CBD) is absorbed through the skin and into the tissues to support body systems without mind-altering side effects of cannabis products.
It’s perfect for use on sore muscles, swollen and inflamed joints, pulled ligaments and tendons, and tight knots for localized pain relief; rubbed into the temples, cheek bones, jaw or base of neck for headaches and to decrease stress; and applied to the feet for circulation or under the nose to open up sinus pathways.
Will Using CBD Hemp Oil lead to a Positive Drug Test for THC?
CBD-rich hemp oil contains very low, minuscule amounts of THC, at 0.3 percent or less. However, certain levels of THC (don’t worry — they’re not strong enough to show up in a drug test since they’re used topically) can be present when using CBD products, as it can make the beneficial properties of it even more potent.
Drug tests are normally looking for THC, not CBD or any other cannabinoid.
A consumer who uses a standard serving size is highly unlikely to test positive for THC. However, it’s important to be cognizant that extremely high doses may result in a positive urine screen.
Patrons of any CBD Massage Therapy must be 21 years of age. CBD infused massage is ideal and safe for adults of all massage needs and lifestyles. It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.
CBD massage is a safe and effective way to try the healing benefits of this herb. It’s also very important to do your research before pursuing any treatments involving CBD. Try to find therapists who obtain their CBD from organic sources with minimal ingredients. The products used are of utmost importance, so you want to make sure you’re going to a place that really cares about the ingredients it’s putting in and on your body, because what can harm you is if the CBDs are mixed with oils that aren’t good quality or have a lot of chemicals.
The incorporation of CBD into spa treatments has been shown to reduce inflammation and to relieve and ease pain and stress. QCBN
By Amanda Barnett
Amanda Barnett is the owner of A Valley of Vitality Wellness Studio, the first to introduce CBD treatments in Prescott over a year ago. Her studio offers CBD massage treatments and offers CBD oils and products. She is very careful about sourcing the best, organic products without chemicals for her clients, as they are the most beneficial.