The Benefits of Massage Therapy and CBD Oil

[fa icon="calendar"] Mon, Feb 18, '19 / by Stephen Johnson

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After intense training and sports activities, your body needs time to repair and rebuild. There are many techniques that can help the body recover. However, massage therapy and CBD oil just might top the list.


The 24 to 48-hour timeframe after intense exercise is a critical period. This is when your body works hard recovering and strengthening itself naturally. Anything you can do to help during this period will move things along even faster.


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The Benefits of Massage Therapy and CBD Oil


The Benefits of Massage Therapy

There is plenty of scientific research proving that massage therapy improves athletic performance. It improves flexibility, shortens recovery, reduces muscle and joint pain, and prevents injury. There are also psychological benefits of massage therapy including relief from stress, anxiety, headaches, and even sleep disorders.

But what happens when you include CBD oil with massage therapy? Together the two become a dynamic duo. Let’s discuss what CBD is and how it effects on the body.

 

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What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound extracted from the buds and flowers of marijuana plants. However, CBD does not produce a “high”. That intoxicating, mind-altering high comes from another compound found in marijuana, called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Extracting companies can pull out CBD for use, separating it from THC. Here's an article on CBD being safe and effective.

Within the human body, there are two types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. These receptors are found throughout the body. CBD indirectly impacts both receptors with positive effects. Athletes that use CBD for post-training recovery report experiencing several benefits including:

Pain Reduction
Post high-intensity training, CBD oil can be used as a pain reliever for achy muscles.

Inflammation Relief
CBD contains strong anti-inflammatory agents that are highly effective in reducing inflammation.

Better Sleep
Most of the body’s recovery and rebuilding is done during sleep, making sleep vital for athletes. CBD is known to have a sedative effect, assisting in restful sleep.

Reduced Muscle Spasms
Athletes often experience muscle spams due to things like dehydration, muscle strain, or even tissue damage. CBD contains anti-spasmodic properties thereby lessening muscle spasms.

 

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy and CBD Oil

Implementing massage therapy with CBD oil (used topically) is a highly effective way to get the benefits of CBD absorbed into the body fast. The reason this process is so effective is that CBD oil can be massaged directly into the most affected areas. Massage therapy and CBD increase blood flow in specific areas where there is pain, inflammation, and sore muscles leading to less discomfort and quicker recovery.

So, the next time you schedule a massage, think about adding CBD oil. Combining the physical and psychological benefits of massage with the medical benefits of CBD leads to a relaxing, invigoration, and incredibly therapeutic experience.

 

*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA).These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

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Stephen Johnson

Written by Stephen Johnson