Cannabidiol (or CBD) is the word on everybody’s lips at the moment…quite literally! So what the buzz is it and should you try it?
There are many benefits to the use of CBD especially when used in massage therapy.
What IS CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many discovered natural chemical compounds known as cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the phsycoactive element), CBD is non-physcoactive, therefore, you don’t get the so-called ‘high’ that is associated with cannabis.
CBD is proving to be an extremely popular ingredient among the health industry with Cannabidiol being one of the fastest growing well-being ingredient categories in the UK.
How does CBD work?
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.
What are the benefits of CBD?
We have to be very careful what we say here as we are not certified medical professionals or do or will begin to make any medical claims associated with this ingredient BUT…there are a number of ailments, disorders, whatever you want to call them that CBD has been thought to assist in alleviating. Studies have shown, when used in conjunction with massage, the anti-inflammatory properties and pain relieving agents of CBD reduce inflammation within the muscles and joints allowing the massage therapist to work more effectively. In ‘normal’ circumstances, people seek massages as a way to relax and escape stress and promote their physical, mental and emotional well-being. CBD has the reputation for accelerating the recovery and healing process of injured connective tissue.
CBD is considered to help with the relief of common problems such as:
- Arthritis pain
- Inflammatory pain
- Muscle-spasticity in multiple sclerosis
- Nausea and vomiting associated with cancer
- Nerve-related pain
- Sleep disorders.
What are the side effects?
According to science, side effects of CBD may include nausea, tiredness and irritability and it may interact with some medications, such as warfarin, we are told. CBD is currently marketed as a supplement. ALWAYS check with your GP before including CBD or any similar ‘alternative remedy’ in your health regime.
Should I try a CBD massage?
It is important to discuss common questions and any misconceptions to further the development of medicinal cannabis and its positive benefits. Relationships such as massage therapy and cannabis are just the beginning of cannabis’s role in our everyday health. With rapid growth in CBD health care and cosmetics in north America, we are now seeing significant interest in Europe and elsewhere. CBD is set to become firmly established in the wellness and beauty sectors.
Will my massage therapist or I get ‘high’ from a CBD massage treatment?
Sorry to disappoint! 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. No psychotropic effects are consumed through skin contact.
How much does a CBD infused massage treatment cost at Spa Persona?
Normally, our CBD Infused Therapeutic Massage treatment will cost you £85.00 for 75 minutes. Buy NOW for HALF PRICE (terms & conditions apply). Enter promo code CBDHALF where prompted during the booking process and before checking out.
How do I book my CBD infused massage treatment?
Arranging your Spa Persona CBD Infused Therapeutic Massage treatment is easy. Simply, clicking the BOOK NOW button below will transport you easily to a new high!