First of all, let’s talk about CBD—full name cannabidiol—which is non-psychoactive and is found in high concentrations in cannabis and hemp (not to be confused with THC, which is the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant that people associate with the “high” feeling). When incorporated into a massage, the only difference is the product used not the massage technique itself. So, while it sounds like something much different than a traditional rub-down, a CBD massage is just that: a massage performed with CBD-infused oils and creams.
In terms of the benefits of CBD massage specifically, “CBD oil has natural anti-inflammatory effects that can more effectively soothe sore muscles and joints, which makes it great for massages,” explains Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton, Chillhouse founder. “It encourages the body to speed up the healing process and is beneficial in relieving anxiety as well as gastric distress. Our CBD cream also has arnica and lidocaine, which allows for additional anti-inflammatory benefits.” (As a note, arnica is a common natural ingredient that people swear helps reduce bruising and muscle fatigue more quickly, and lidocaine gives a soothing, cooling feeling). Ramirez-Fulton is clearly a CBD believer and told me that if she ever can’t make it in for a massage, she’ll turn to her inventory of CBD oils and creams. The second she puts them on her shoulders or anywhere tense, she feels temporary relief. “For creams, I love Lord Jones ($60) and Cannuka ($28). For ingestibles, I love Soul Addict’s hemp butter ($35) and Cap Beauty’s The Daily Hit,” she says. “Hard to say what’s working for me long-term, but I’m overall less stressed these days, so something’s gotta be working!”
CBD Massage vs. Regular Massage
Health-wise, incorporating CBD into your routine has been shown to have amazing anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, and antibacterial properties, and lately, there’s been a boom of CBD products and treatments in the wellness space.
As mentioned, the biggest difference between a CBD massage and a regular massage is the CBD. When it comes to Chillhouse (and most massage studios for that matter), the kneading technique doesn’t change. That way clients are able to really tell the difference of the CBD inclusion alone, as opposed to trying to figure out what’s a result of the CBD and what’s due to the rubbing motions.
Bliss out. That’s it. Simple as that. Following a CBD massage, there’s no need to immediately hop in the shower—in fact, it’s advised against. By going about the rest of your day with the CBD cream still intact, you’ll be able to benefit from the calming ingredient for hours to come.
99.7% Pure CBD Isolate – Extracted from Industrial Hemp and further refined with a clean energy processing technology to achieve pharmaceutical purity.
JoJoba Seed Oil – Closely resembles sebum, a waxy substance produced by our skin glands, therefore it is quickly and easily absorbed into the skin. Highly regarded for its anti inflammatory properties.
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Sunflower Oil – Rich in Vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant in the body and neutralizes free radicals, keeping them from destroying or damaging healthy cells.
Sesame Seed Oil – Rich in Zinc, one of the most important minerals for skin, known to increase skin elasticity and smoothness. Contains a relatively high quantity of the amino acid Tyrosine which has been directly connected to serotonin activity and release in the brain.
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Cause + Medic products are also vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, plant-based, organically grown and socially responsible. Recyclable materials are used to ship, tape, and box the products to ensure that the production and shipping processes have the smallest impact on the planet as possible.
There has been a lot of excitement and talk around CBD oil over the past few years, and for good reason. There are so many physical benefits of CBD infused products including reduced muscle pain, and alleviation of stress. Spavia Austin CBD boosted massage treatments offer deep relaxation and relief from sore muscles.
Experience the benefits of our newest Cause + Medic products in one of two ways. Receive a full-body massage treatment with CBD infused massage oil and spot treatments with pain cream or receive a CBD pain cream boost with spot treatments on focused areas only. Both methods will soothe and stretch your muscles for a relaxing and transformative spa experience.
Cause + Medic products are not only green, but also clean! The CBD products contains ingredients that can only be found in Mother Nature. The formula used can clean soil without harming it and can sanitize plant leaves from dust and debris to promote effective photosynthesis. This also assists in flushing out lines and tanks without the use of harsh chemicals. The focus is to keep plants, the environment and growing tools in the cleanest condition possible.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is the cannabinoid in cannabis. It does not contain THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, a crystalline compound that is the main active ingredient of cannabis, so there is no “high effect.” It does, however, provide a deeply relaxing effect.