WAIT, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT MARIJUANA!? NO! 🙂
There are many species of cannabis, and one them – cannabidiol (CBD) – is really hot right now. Some people are wary of CBD because they confuse it with THC, the compound in cannabis that gets people “high”. However, these compounds are very different: while THC produces altered states of mind, CBD does not. It’s not psychoactive and has significant medical uses, such as treating:
- Muscle Pain
- Muscle Soreness
- Muscle Spasms
- Joint Pain
- Nerve Pain
“CBD stands out because it is both nonintoxicating and displays a broad range of medicinal applications, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-anxiety, and analgesic (pain relief) properties,” said Dr. Blake Pearson, founder of Greenly Medical Consulting and practicing medical doctor in Ontario, Canada, specializing in cannabinoid medicine.
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. According to Dr. Pearson, there’s also a growing body of evidence supporting claims that CBD has been shown to improve symptoms related to “inflammation, including inflammatory bowel disease (for example Crohn’s and colitis), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and sports and occupational injuries causing chronic pain, like tendinitis,” mood disorders, and more. He’s observed patients in his clinic find great relief from their pain after starting cannabinoid therapy.
CBD IN MASSAGE + SPA TREATMENTS
Because of its many benefits, CBD has been taking the healthcare and beauty industries by storm in recent years. In fact, CBD is being used in spa treatments throughout the country — and for good reason. The incorporation of CBD into spa treatments has been shown to minimize inflammation, ease pain, and relieve stress, tension and anxiety.The use of CBD oil in massage can be “great for musculoskeletal and joint pain relief,” says Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, MD, MBA.He usually recommends CBD for localized pain and has seen very positive results from it. Dr. Rosenbloom has also seen a decrease in nausea, inflammation, and oxidative stress in patients when using CBD.
CBD MASSAGE @ WYC
Inspired by spas across the county, we’ve just started offering CBD oil massage at Waynesville Yoga Center. We mix the highest quality CBD tincture from Barlean’s into our custom massage oil, which includes avocado + jojoba oils. Our oil blend is nourishing for your tissues, and the addition of CBD makes it even more therapeutic and anti-inflammatory!
Want to see how this compound can help you? Come give it a try! For more details about our massage and bodywork – and/or to schedule an appointment – click here.