Woman laying down getting a massageAs we head into the booming growth of CBD, many of you are wondering if CBD can be used as a massage lotion. That’s precisely what we’ll answer in this post. Plus, we’ll cover some tips on how to use CBD as a massage treatment, as well as what scientists say regarding its effectiveness.

CBD has a variety of uses, including tinctures, oils, powders for smoothies, and even gummies and CBD edibles. But one of the best ways to incorporate CBD is right on the source of many ailments - your skin. From athletes to stay-at-home parents trying to unwind, CBD lotion is a perfect way to get relief directly on the pain point and get relief fast!

What Is CBD Lotion?

CBD lotion has grown in popularity because of its ability to heal pain on the pain point. Creams infused with CBD are used to treat a number of skin and pain ailments, such as arthritis and acne. When used with CBD tinctures, lotions can add tremendous help to those looking for relief. Creams and salves are a great alternative to healing naturally.

Derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, a quality CBD lotion will usually contain minimal ingredients. Eden’s Herbals, for example, uses only organically grown hemp and coconut oil as a carrier oil. CBD lotion is used on the entire body - from head to foot, to help relieve the skin, as well as your immune system.

Can You Use CBD for a Massage?

Eden's Herbals CBD lotionYes! CBD is one of the best choices for use as a massage lotion. First of all, it penetrates the skin with therapeutic pain relief. CBD is more than a masking agent than “band-aid” lotions and “hot and ice” creams. It works with your body to provide relief - plus, it feels excellent on contact.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of two primary ingredients found in Cannabis sativa, the other being delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike THC, however, CBD is not psychoactive. When looking for a CBD massage oil, consider a product with a lab certificate - thus ensuring quality and legality. 

CBD Oil Massage Benefits

Using CBD oil for massage is an overall body therapy that rejuvenates the skin and relaxes the muscles. You’ll get all the benefits of a typical massage, but with additional benefits to nourish your immunity. It’s helpful to know a few things about CBD before getting your massage.

For starters, CBD works with your ECS system - a complex web of neurons that regulates everything from mood to pain and inflammation response. When ingested, your ECS system is triggered by CBD’s natural ingredients and goes to work on your body’s response triggers. Scientists have shown CBD may help with inflammation - the primary source of all diseases. This is why you should make sure your CBD is a quality product to get the best results.

CBD Massage Lotion for Pain

man getting a deep tissue back massageA deep tissue massage is an optimal (and effective!) way to treat muscle pain. Tom Brady, for example, uses plyometrics as a way to heal and lengthen his muscles - leading to potentially more significant muscle reactions. As an added bonus, many feel plyometric training help reduce aging.

Researchers have determined that CBD has tremendous potential for treating several painful conditions. For example, in one study, scientists determined CBD may help reduce symptoms associated with arthritis. In another animal study, CBD helped reduce symptoms associated with pain when applied to the skin. This makes CBD massage lotion the ideal choice to manage pain naturally!

CBD Massage Oil for Anxiety

Another benefit to any CBD massage is the sense of overall wellness many people report feeling afterward. That’s because CBD, along with the toxins that are released from the tissue massage, acts as a potential mood enhancer. A recent study showed CBD’s ability to bind with neurotransmitters in the brain to relieve depression, anxiety, and stress.

The study went on to say that CBD produces “molecular changes” in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and hippocampus - providing reasonable evidence of CBD’s ability to relieve depression. Although more research is needed, many are already experiencing the powerful effects of CBD as an anti-depressant.

Other Benefits of CBD Infused Massage Oil

Eden's Herbals CBD Salve StickWhether you have a professional give you a massage, or incorporate the CBD lotion yourself, you’ll receive many other benefits apart from pain relief. For example, start with the smallest dose possible - a dime-shaped drop of CBD lotion for each area. Then you can move to a quarter-shaped drop as you get more comfortable.

Reduce Stress and Tension

As CBD gets worked into your body, the cannabinoids work to relieve tension and lower stress through your skin. Many people report that CBD brightens the mood and provides an energy boost along with the knots removed through massage. Consider working some CBD into a self-massage after a stressful day at work or before going to bed.

Alleviates Acne and Other Skin Conditions

Science also shows that CBD may help those suffering from acne and other skin conditions. In one study, researchers determined that CBD showed ‘anti-acne” properties and protected skin from cell damage. 

Additionally, CBD may help treat MRSA. A severe staph infection that has built up a resistance to antibiotics, MRSA is one of the most challenging types of skin infections to treat. Scientists have shown terpenes found in Cannabis sativa, used in combination therapy, to act as a powerful antimicrobial agent.

Will I Get High Using CBD Massage Lotion?

No. CBD lotion contains No THC, the compound responsible for the “high” associated with Cannabis sativa. Our CBD lotion is lab tested and free of pesticides and chemical solvents. If you plan on using CBD oil for a massage, consider a THC-Free CBD oil, or even a broad spectrum CBD oil.

Do CBD Topicals Make You Feel Sleepy?

CBD for massage oilWhen you get a massage, especially from a professional, you may naturally feel sleepy. That’s because your muscles are being cleansed of toxins that have built up over time. When using CBD as either a massage oil or lotion, you may notice an additional calming effect, making you more tired and rested after applying. 

Many therapists tell you to drink a lot of water to help flush out the toxins after your massage. You can also apply this methodology to your CBD lotion massage. Once your body adjusts to your dosage, you’ll know how much you’ll need for sleep or stay awake.

If you want to learn more about CBD for massage, contact Eden’s Herbals at [email protected] today!

*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.

All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden’s Herbals.

Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved.