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One of the best things about massage therapy is that it can be personalized to match your needs. There are so many different massage techniques that can be added into your massage session that you have lots of options for getting the results you want. At Spa Solai, we pride ourselves on listening to each client’s needs and tailoring a massage therapy session to address those issues. When you make an appointment at our spa for a massage, one treatment your therapist may recommend for you is a CBD massage. Most people have heard of CBD, but there are lots of misconceptions about it, so it’s normal to have questions about what to expect. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we hear about CBD massage.

What exactly is CBD?

CBD is a cannabidiol found in the cannabis plant. There are over 100 cannabidiols in cannabis plants, but the two that are most widely known are THC and CBD. THC is a psychoactive cannabidiol. It is the substance that gives people the feeling of being high.

CBD is not a psychoactive cannabidiol. It offers many of the recognized health benefits of cannabis, like pain relief and anxiety relief, but it will not cause any of the mind-altering effects of THC. CBD oil is one way that people can use CBD. It is made by taking the CBD from the cannabis plant and then putting it into a base oil. Coconut oil and hemp oil are two common CBD carriers.

How is CBD oil used in massage?

During a CBD massage, your massage therapist will apply the oil to your skin and knead it to increase absorption using traditional massage techniques. It can be combined with many different kinds of massage and used on virtually any part of the body.

As with any kind of massage, your therapist can plan your CBD massage to address your main concerns. For instance, if you’re interested in stress relief, CBD can be incorporated into your entire massage, or if you prefer your massage therapist to focus on using the CBD on a particularly sore muscle, he or she can do that as well.

Who is a good candidate for a CBD massage?

At Spa Solai, we recommend CBD massages to anyone experiencing chronic pain and soreness. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are perfect for addressing lingering, difficult-to-treat pain without relying on pain medication. Many massage clients experience relief from chronic discomfort by maintaining a regular schedule of CBD massage therapy appointments.

CBD can also be a good addition to a massage for anyone dealing with chronic stress. Though CBD is not psychoactive, it does promote calmness by helping to stimulate endorphins. No matter your reasons for seeking a massage, if you are interested in CBD oil, speak to your massage therapist about using it in your session.

Does CBD really help with pain and anxiety?

There is solid scientific evidence that shows that CBD has a number of health benefits. It is safely used by many people as a natural alternative to pain medications, and research suggests it may have many other health benefits as well. In clinical studies, CBD has been shown to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Decrease depression and anxiety
  • Control some of the side effects of cancer treatments

Ongoing studies suggest that CBD may also help with acne, high blood pressure, neurological disorders, and diabetes-related inflammation. It is used extensively in many countries in healthcare settings.

Is CBD safe?

It is always a good idea to check with your doctor before using any new substance, like CBD, especially if you take medications. In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you take your medications a certain amount of time before or after taking CBD. However, CBD is safe for the vast majority of people and has been studied extensively.

CBD can carry some side effects, but these are associated with consuming CBD, rather than using the oil topically during a CBD massage. This is one of the reasons that a CBD massage is such a good option for so many people. It allows you to experience the benefits of CBD without any side effects that may occur when ingested. It also ensures you’re getting high-quality CBD from a trusted source.

How long is a CBD massage?

Because CBD oil can turn any kind of massage into a CBD massage, the length of the treatment depends on the kind of massage you’re getting. Your massage therapist can walk you through the options so you can find a treatment plan that matches your schedule.

At Spa Solai, we offer CBD massages sessions that are 50 minutes, 80 minutes, and 110 minutes in length. We also offer loyalty discounts for clients who plan to get regular massages.

Relief from stress, pain, and stiffness is just a call away with Spa Solai. Our massage therapists work closely with each client to develop a plan that addresses their specific needs, so you’re sure to leave feeling your best. For a CBD massage or another one of our services, call (520) 447-7727 and press extension 1 for our Skyline location or extension 3 for our 6th St. location. When you call, don’t forget to ask about all of our services, including facials, waxing, and manicures.