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What is a CBD Massage

Life can be tough, and a massage can be a well-deserved treat to unwind and address any other physical concerns.

A CBD massage is an excellent choice because it combines all the benefits of massage therapy and CBD oil (massage oils infused with CBD) into one profoundly relaxing treat. 

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, and it provides several effects to the user. For example, CBD oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that may help relax the body and manage pain. That's why athletes and fitness enthusiasts use it to aid muscle recovery.

Before using CBD oil for a massage, it is crucial to scrutinize the ingredients used to make the CBD massage oil. That's because some oils like coconut and almond oil do not penetrate the skin efficiently. Therefore, CBD blended in these oils may not give you the full desired effects. 

However, essential oils or carrier oils like MCT oil, jojoba, grapeseed oil, olive oil, argan oil, and avocado oil will work well with CBD oil because they are easily absorbed into the skin. As a matter of caution, test if you are allergic to any essential oils and let your masseuse know before they start the CBD massage.


Key takeaways

  • A CBD massage offers numerous mental and physical benefits, including overall relaxation.
  • Applying CBD oil to the skin is touted to be more effective due to higher bioavailability since CBD is absorbed directly by the skin's receptors.
  • The best carrier oil for CBD massage oil is MCT oil.

Why CBD works well with a massage

Integrating CBD oil into your massage therapy is an idea worth trying, more so if you've been putting in long hours and your whole body is screaming for rest.

CBD massage is even better when combined with oils like coconut oil, jojoba, grapeseed oil, olive oil, argan oil, and avocado oil because these oils are also good for your skin.

Here are the top reasons why we'd recommend a CBD massage:

Melts tension

When the CBD in the massage oil enters your endocannabinoid system through your skin, it stimulates CB receptors and relaxes muscle tissue. High-quality CBD oil does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so you won't get "high." So if this is a concern for first-time CBD users, you can rest easy. 

CBD oil massage can be done after your nighttime bath. Alternatively, you can incorporate it into your everyday skincare routine.

Alleviate stress

With all the stresses of life, surely nothing can be more relaxing than a well-done CBD oil massage. 

CBD is an anxiolytic (meaning it has stress-relieving properties) which is why a CBD oil massage may help you get rid of stress. 

Both animal and human studies strongly support CBD's anxiolytic-like effects that can mitigate the symptoms of stress. A CBD oil massage may be just what you need when stress bogs you down and prevents you from living your life.

It is believed to help relieve stress by reducing heart rate, stimulating the release of feel-good hormones (e.g., serotonin and dopamine), and increasing relaxation. What's more, it can also help alleviate acute pain and bring about post-injury relaxation.


CBD oil massage benefits

Getting a CBD oil massage (at least once in a while) undoubtedly benefits your health and overall well-being. The beauty of CBD oil massage is that it could be everyone's cup of tea.

Here are other benefits you may get from a CBD oil massage:

Manages pain

For people suffering from pain, getting a CBD oil massage may solve their woes. CBD has potent analgesic properties hence its increasing use in pain management. These properties may help to reduce soreness in joints and muscles

Depending on the carrier or the essential oil used to make the CBD oil, you can feel the impact within minutes. 

It's ideal to go for CBD infused in MCT oil. Thanks to its short-chained fatty acids, MCT oil quickly absorbs into the skin, which means the effects kick in faster.

CBD's pain-managing properties have been the subject of numerous research studies, all of which strongly support CBD's effectiveness as an analgesic.

As earlier noted, when combined with oils (seed oils) that penetrate the skin better, CBD may offer relief within minutes, with the feel-good effects lasting hours. When this cannabis compound penetrates the layers of the skin, they activate CB1 receptors that help to soothe muscles and joints.

Aid in muscle recovery

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts understand the importance of sticking to a training regimen. Consistency and persistence are key to reaping maximum rewards from your training program. 

However, post-workout muscle pain and soreness can dissuade you from going to the gym or training ground the following day. This can affect your overall consistency. 

CBD offers quite a number of benefits in this regard. Its been shown to be helpful in aiding muscle recovery after intense training sessions. 

It may improve the health and appearance of the skin

CBD is an excellent skin conditioner. Its properties may help reduce swelling, existing breakouts, redness, and skin irritation.

Also, CBD oil made with hemp oil is a super skin moisturizer that keeps the skin soft and supple. For better results, combine your CBD massage oil with your regular lotion. Some skin lotions have penetration enhancers that assist the healthy ingredients in getting absorbed into the skin.

These are even better because they enhance CBD's absorption when used with CBD massage oil. 


Products for CBD massage

Our Relief Cream is an able substitute for CBD massage oil. Made with premium CBD, this cream nourishes the skin with an assortment of soothing botanicals like aloe, arnica, and Shea butter.

The menthol, Eucalyptus, and Wintergreen oil ingredients create a cooling effect and help soothe your skin. 

As always, we advise our customers to do a patch test before using new skincare products. This is a test on a small patch of skin on your hand which shows you how your skin responds to the product.

Wait for at least 24 hours and watch for side effects such as redness, swelling, or itchiness. If you spot any of these signs, stop using the product immediately. 


Check out this video to learn more about CBD oil's rising use and health benefits.