Cannabis: the plant that keeps on giving. Its uses are incredible and can be traced back thousands of years. There are various species of cannabis, and cannabidiol (CBD), is one that has been gaining a ton of popularity.
People are still often cautious of using CBD oils as they sometimes confuse CBD with THC, but there are actually stark differences between the two. While THC is known to get people high or alter their state of mind, CBD does neither. It is not psychoactive and also has more medical use than THC.
Benefits of CBD Oils
People with arthritis, sports injuries, overworked muscles from working out, neurological disorders, and those who want to relax or relieve anxiety can benefit from CBD massage. 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.
Because of its many benefits, CBD has been taking the healthcare and beauty industries by storm in recent years. The incorporation of CBD into massage treatments has been shown to reduce inflammation, relieve and ease pain, and de-stress.
How CBDs Are Used
Our bodies naturally produce endogenous cannabinoids, which are the same structure of plant cannabinoids. We have two receptors for cannabinoids, but CBD doesn’t act on them directly. Rather, it seems to encourage the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.
The plant cannabinoids last longer in the body because our bodies aren’t used to breaking them down. Over 1,000 genes in our body are affected by CBD. They are essential to human life. The body would not function well without endogenous cannabinoids.
In massage practice, CBD is used as tinctures, massage oils, and is infused in lotions and creams. The products will not get you high but are applied to the skin during a massage and can reduce pain, inflammation, and much more.
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