CBD advancing into businesses: now at your massage parlor.
If you're not aware by now, hemp-derived CBD products are taking the world by storm with its healing properties, various stress-relieving effects and ailments relief. It really does feel like we are at the forefront of this booming industry and becoming more educated about how it's helping people with a myriad of issues as well as providing a more fulfilling and wholesome lifestyle.
We are seeing more businesses incorporate CBD with their products: cafes, restaurants and, yes; massage parlors. Which brings us to our topic and just how it may be the hottest new way to enter a more deepened state of relaxation.
I decided to peruse the web to find different accounts of peoples' experiences with getting massages that incorporated CBD oils and lotions. To no surprise, it was overwhelmingly positive. Rachel Lapidos, associate editor and writer for Well+Good, tried the experience for herself and noted that as soon as the CBD balm interacted with her body, "the workout-induced pain in my calves and hamstrings seemed to be dissolving into thin air."
This is definitely something I could do for myself. I really enjoy running, especially outside (people the 'mill is so boring, get outside!). But shin splints really kill the joy and 'runner's high' half the time. I wouldn't necessarily need to go in for a full-body massage or anything too gnarly. But man I'd kill for a pro to rub down my shins so I can get back out to jogging on the riverfront. Which brings me to my next point: targeted CBD massage seems to be the way to go.
To get max benefits, it seems more ideal to use CBD-infused oils or salves to massage targeted areas of pain or soreness. While it certainly seems possible to get a full-body using CBD, it's rather more beneficial, overall effective and a better use of the precious (and expensive) time that you're paying for to have one particular area of your body that's been bothering you taken care of.
With that being said, Lapidos points out how you don't necessarily have to go to a massage parlor in order get this sort of deep relief. It's as simple as giving yourself a massage right at home.
Even if you don't have someone around to help you alleviate those sore, achy muscles, something as easy as a foam-roller could do the trick. After heavy resistance training or an intense cardio session, it's as simple as applying a topical CBD salve or oil on those calves and hammies, and foam-rolling away to your heart's content.
Another big thing to point out here is just how CBD is making heavy strides into the businesses around us. In particular, more and more spas and massage parlors are offering CBD-infused sessions.
Forbes writer, Joni Sweet, lists a variety of high-end and popular places that are starting to jump on the CBD bandwagon. The cool part about this is that these are big names. Well-known players in the health & wellness and spa industry. Such as the Remède Spa at The St. Regis San Francisco. As part of their "Love and Haight" treatment (which is an awesome homage to the City by the Bay's Haight and Ashbury neighborhood known for it's counterculture and marijuana movement of the '60s), the spa goes all out by offering a hot CBD oil treatment alongside the massage, providing "calming, pain-relieving effects".
Why this is so neat is because while higher-end businesses like St. Regis, Hilton and Westin are incorporating CBD into their business models, it is also helping in the fight to push the negative stigmas away from CBD and hemp-derived products. More-so focusing on the various amazing benefits that it is able to provide for people (and animals!) alike.
Sweet mentions that people think of CBD as the "next wonder drug". Which is to no surprise, as it helps relieve anxiety and stress, reduces inflammation and can even help with acne; and this is just a small sample of the benefits it can provide.
Blue Marigold Massage + Wellness, a local Portland massage sanctuary, also notes that CBD and hemp oil can be used to find relief from "arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, schizophrenia, PTSD, MS, epilepsy, and chronic pain." On their website they also mention that hemp oil is an "analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and anti-nausea treatment that works well for many people."
That's quite a lot.
It makes us realize the amazing potential that CBD has and it feels as though we are just scratching the surface. It's definitely an exciting time for the industry that has a wide-open future for businesses and CBD-products to collaborate in an attempt to bring forth a blossoming array of positive benefits for everyone willing to give it a shot.
If you happen to be here in Portland, Oregon; Blue Marigold is one local massage parlor that provides CBD-infused services for anyone wanting to give it a try. If you are elsewhere, it's a simple Google search to find a spot around you that provides the services.
If you already have a favorite parlor or massage therapist, and they do not provide CBD-infused services, it may be worth a shot to bring in your own salve or oil and ask them to incorporate it into your next session.
Try things out for yourself.
Whether you want to give yourself an at-home massage or bring in your CBD products to your favorite masseuse or parlor. Check out our salves. Let us know how things go!
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AUTHOR: Joe Ciolino