If you have been paying attention over the past year or so, you have probably noticed that CBD products are becoming more and more prevalent. Numerous studies have been performed over recent years that indicate that the usage and efficacy of CBD are incredibly far-reaching—products containing CBD are being used to treat conditions such as epilepsy, opioid addiction, PTSD, diabetes, arthritis, mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, and neurological issues. CBD can be found in everything from calming dog treats to heart health supplements. Perhaps most commonly, though, is the use of CBD to help alleviate otherwise unmanageable pain.
What Does CBD Do?
Without diving too deeply into specifics of the science behind CBD’s efficacy, it is helpful to understand that CBD interacts naturally with our endocannabinoid system, which impacts our sleep, mood, memory, movement, appetite, and pain receptors. It is also important to note that unlike its cannabis counterpart, THC, CBD is not psychoactive—meaning you will not experience an altered mental state (in other words, you won’t feel “high”) from using CBD products.
CBD pain treatments come in many forms—in capsules, liquids, oral sprays, even in food and drink. One method, though, may be superior to others in terms of fast, effective relief: topical applications such as body creams and lotions. The reason for this is simple, really—when applied topically, the active ingredients in CBD are localized to the area of pain, thereby quickly concentrating on that specific location rather than slowly being diluted as it spreads throughout the body.
Help Manage Your Pain with CBD Topicals
Coupling the localized relief provided by CBD lotions, oils, and creams with massage therapy is the natural next step toward helping alleviate chronic pain. However, it is important to work with a licensed massage therapist who understands both how CBD works in the body as well as how to apply it during massage for the most effective results.
In addition to having regular massage sessions using CBD treatment, you should also practice at-home care between appointments. Work with a licensed massage therapist to determine a treatment regimen that will work best for you, both at your treatment center and at home. A good massage therapist will provide you with an individualized plan for treatment for massage therapy as well as the tools you need to care for yourself at home, so you don’t need to suffer between sessions.
Find the Treatment That’s Right for You
The trickiest part of starting your new CBD + massage therapy treatment protocol may be finding the right massage therapist to help you. Don’t just pick a random name from your Google search results—it is important to do your research to ensure you’ll be receiving the best possible care for your needs.
The Spa at Litchfield Hills offers an exceptionally popular and effective Cause+Medic CBD Massage. Offered as a 50- or 80-minute treatment, this massage features Cause+Medic’s CBD Massage Cream and a concentrated CBD Pain Cream to help relieve inflammation, stiff joints, aches, and pains in targeted areas. Our team of licensed massage therapists works with each guest to curate both a long-term treatment plan and at-home regimen to fit their unique self-care goals. The Spa at Litchfield Hills also has this line available in their boutique, so guests can continue treatment with CBD products at home after their spa service.
If you’ve been living with chronic pain, combining the effects of CBD treatment with the power of regular massage therapy could be the answer you’ve been searching for to help alleviate your discomfort.
The Spa at Litchfield Hills truly has something for every guest, whether it is relaxation, results, or both. They strive to offer organic product lines that are impactful and result driven.