Too many of us are carrying tension around with us, both physical and mental. This is often attributed to factors we accept as part and parcel of modern life. The workplace is a prime example. Whether we’re working in the office or at home, spending extended periods at a desk can often cause aches and pains, in no part due to poor ergonomics in workplace design. Many of us seek out therapies to help lighten the load, with massage being a common example.
When done right, a massage feels incredible, hushing that constant noise in our minds to help reduce stress and anxiety. The health benefits are proven and varied: better circulation, joint flexibility, improved posture, the list is endless. Although the specific techniques used in massage may vary, the ultimate goal is to bring a sense of ease and balance in both the mind and body.
Are you interested in natural alternatives to help soothe the body? If so, you could find a CBD massage to be both restorative and revitalising. In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the use of CBD Balms and Body Oils in a massage.
What is a CBD massage?
A CBD massage is pretty much the same as a traditional massage. The only difference is that instead of conventional massage oil, CBD Balms and Body Oils are used. These oils are also often referred to as ‘CBD Topicals’, meaning that they are applied to localised areas in the body and absorbed through the skin.
How a CBD massage works with the body
Sore muscles and stiff joints are commonplace, whether it is after a day spent over a desk, or post-exercise, gardening or during common household tasks. There’s so much that we can do for our bodies by making small and gradual lifestyle changes. Try regularly massaging CBD Balms and Body Oils to target specific areas and help reduce feelings of tension. By including a CBD massage into your daily routine, over time you will hopefully feel a sense of peace in your mind and body.
One of the lesser-known benefits of a CBD massage is its ability to soothe and replenish the skin. The world we live in often isn’t kind to our skin - whether it be through repetitive hand washing, or our work-from-home setups causing hand and wrist tension. CBD Balms and Body Oils are suitable for all skin types and deeply nourish and hydrate the skin, which is essential to caring for the hands and protecting them against infection.
CBD massage and wellness
Many people recommend a massage and the power of touch to help with mental wellbeing. As well as alleviating physical signs of stress, massages can help our minds enter a state of deep relaxation. Additionally, we can often feel better about ourselves, knowing that we are dedicating time to regular self-care.
Whether it’s by gently rubbing into pulse points or specific areas of the body in need, CBD Oil can enhance the soothing effects of a massage with uplifting results. This makes it a great natural alternative to those looking for help with stress and anxiety. Just got home from a tough day at the office? Take the time to unwind with a CBD massage, and you can go back to work the next day feeling like your best self.
Enhancing daily rituals with a CBD massage
At Grass & Co. we find that CBD works best when incorporated into daily routines. When done at home, a CBD massage can be an enjoyable practice to help ensure our overall wellbeing. Here are just a few examples of daily practices that can be enriched by a CBD massage.
When we’re mid-workout, we may want to stretch ourselves to our limits. By putting our body through its paces we’re chasing endorphins, leading to an immense feeling of satisfaction.
While it’s common to feel tired and sore post-workout, we often attribute it to expended energy. Some gym-goers may take this to be a sign of a productive session. However, if we consistently undergo intense periods of exercise without giving ourselves time to recover, we can cause long-term damage to our bodies.
Massage can be an effective way to ease our bodies into post-workout recovery. By using CBD Balms and Body Oils, we can help reduce tension in specific areas of the body. All of this helps your body recuperate and feel stronger in time for your next workout. Grass & Co.’s EASE Muscle Balm is a perfect natural alternative to help soothe the body after exercise. Made using a citrusy blend of ginger, turmeric and orange, our targeting Muscle Balm quickly gets to work helping to ease aches and stiffness.
After a bath
For many of us, nothing says ‘relaxation’ like treating ourselves to a long, warm bath. As we unwind, our muscles and joints loosen and our blood pressure lowers. Warm baths have also been known to increase serotonin, a hormone commonly associated with feelings of happiness and wellbeing.
A CBD massage takes things one step further. Rubbing Topical Oils into the skin after a bath helps the skin quickly and effectively absorb the CBD. Our CALM CBD Hemp Body Oil has been specially formulated to help ease tension in the body. Infused with a comforting infusion of botanicals, including Evening Primrose, Rosemary, and Basil, finish your bath by massaging the Body Oil into muscles, joints, and pulse points.
A healthy sleep cycle is known to improve our mood and general wellbeing. Unfortunately, many issues can stop us getting the right amount of sleep, from physical discomfort to stress and worry. When we struggle to fall asleep we can often become restless and frustrated, which can exacerbate the issue.
People with trouble sleeping may try a range of bedtime regimens, from meditation and light exercise to a bath or hot drink. It is well-documented that a massage before bed can help prepare your body for restful sleep. To get the most out of a massage, try making it a routine that can be supplemented with CBD Balms and Body Oils.
Grass & Co.’s REST range offers natural alternatives to help establish a restorative sleep cycle. Our Aromatherapy Candles and Pillow Sprays are made using a tranquil blend of natural ingredients, including Geranium, Passionflower, Rosemary, and Frankincense. These create a gentle ambience, lulling you into a peaceful and tranquil sleep.
At Grass & Co., we passionately believe that CBD can help transform our relationships with our minds, our bodies, and the world around us. We offer the highest quality CBD Balms and Body Oils and CBD Hemp Oils, as well as a range of Bath Salts, Aromatherapy Candles, and Pillow Sprays, all made using a therapeutic blend of botanical ingredients. View our entire range of products here.