By Taylor Paganini, LMT
Chiropractic and massage are two treatment remedies, while each effective on their own, provide patients with even more advantages when used together, especially when incorporating CBD massage.
Massage helps by releasing restriction in our muscles and tissue, therefore aiding the body into an easier chiropractic adjustment. When the spine is aligned due to regular chiropractic treatment, massage aids in improving the patients flexibility and mobility, offering a higher level of overall wellness. Adding CBD massage to the patient’s therapy sessions can increase these benefits even further with the hemp plant extract that is linked to numerous health-related benefits without instigating the psychoactive effects typically associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile. Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body. The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time.
The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more. What happens if the endocannabinoid system doesn’t function properly? What are the consequences of a chronically deficient or overactive endocannabinoid system? In one word, disease.
Benefits of CBD Massage
Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects – medicine more in synch with our bodies natural processes. By tapping into how we function biologically on a deeper level, CBD can provide relief for chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression and many other conditions. CBD has the potential to treat a wide range of maladies (but not limited to) such as:
Autoimmune disease ( Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation)
Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
Gastrointestinal disorders (Crohn’s, colitis)
Metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes)
Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety)
Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
Muscle/joint inflammation and pain
The topical application of cannabinoids (CBD) allows them to be absorbed directly into the affected area for faster and more focused relief, rather than taking it orally as a supplement or vaping.
When coming in for a CBD massage with one of our highly trained therapists, the techniques used are generally the same during a therapeutic treatment but with the added benefit of a high spectrum CBD oil infused into our one hundred percent hypoallergenic massage gel. Everyone has a different experience when working with cannibinoids. Most people report feeling a more general sense of calmness. But don’t expect any “euphoric” sensations. The main premise of using CBD oil during a massage is to reduce inflammation and pain.
Taylor Paganini L.M.T, O.T is certified in Myofascial Release Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, AMMA, and Prenatal massage. Also certified in flame Cupping. Her techniques are to help unblock energy in the body and bring better mobility and functionality to the muscular and nervous systems in order to reconnect the mind/body experience.