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Benefits of CBD Oil & Massage: The Pain Relief Dream Team

In the ever-evolving landscape of the wellness industry, we’ve seen many modalities rise and fall in popularity. However, one consistent trend is the use of alternative therapies that harness the healing power of nature. Among these, the combination of CBD oil and massage therapy stands out as the ultimate pain relief dream team! In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of CBD oil in massage, delving into the mechanisms that make it such a potent addition to any massage therapy experience. 

Massage therapist applying CBD oil to a clients back

What is CBD Oil? 

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant. Unlike its counterpart, THC, CBD does not induce a “high” feeling. Instead, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) within the human body, a complex network of receptors that play a crucial role in the central nervous system. 

How Does CBD Relieve Pain? 

CBD relieves pain through its unique interaction with receptors in the body, impacting the transmission of pain signals, reducing inflammation, and influencing neurotransmitter regulation. While there aren’t currently enough human studies on CBD to make a definitive case for its effectiveness, studies have emerged that show promising results for athletes and those with chronic pain. 


Altering Pain Signals 

CBD impacts the receptors in the central nervous system to modify pain signaling. By influencing how pain signals are transmitted to the brain, CBD can alleviate discomfort and reduce pain perception. 


Reducing Inflammation 

Pain often coincides with inflammation in the body. CBD has demonstrated potent anti-inflammatory properties, inhibiting inflammatory responses and providing relief from joint and muscle pain. 


Regulating Neurotransmitters 

CBD influences neurotransmitters like serotonin and anandamide, contributing to mood stabilization and creating an overall sense of well-being. This mood enhancement can contribute to reduced stress and anxiety levels. 


CBD Oil & Massage Benefits: Pain Relief Synergy 

Let’s explore how the incorporation of CBD oil into massage therapy maximizes pain relief benefits. 

  • Enhanced Relaxation: CBD’s calming properties synergize with the therapeutic touch of massage, promoting a deep state of relaxation. 

  • Targeted Application: When applied topically during a massage, CBD oil can precisely target areas of discomfort, allowing for focused pain relief in specific joints and muscle groups. 

  • Extended Relief: the effects of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties, combined with the restorative benefits of massage, provide lasting post-massage pain relief. 


Book Your CBD Massage Today 

In the realm of holistic healing, the combination of CBD oil and massage therapy emerges as a powerful force in the pursuit of pain relief and overall well-being. Understanding the scientific mechanisms behind CBD’s efficacy provides a deep appreciation for the transformative potential of this dynamic duo. Whether you are seeking relief from chronic pain, an injury, or everyday aches, CBD massage has the power to alleviate your pain and enhance your body’s natural healing. At Resolve Wellness, you can add a topical CBD treatment to any of our massage offerings! Our medically-informed massage therapists will work with you to target the cause of your pain and help you find lasting relief.  



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Emily McGuire is a Marketing Associate and staff writer for Resolve Wellness. With a Bachelor's degree in International Business from UC San Diego, she is a California native with a passion for writing, digital marketing, health, and wellness.

Reviewed by: Erynne Hill, MS, ATC, HHP, BFRC, a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist who has been a part of the healthcare field since 2002. She is the Director of Resolve Wellness, specializing in manual lymphatic drainage and prenatal massage. Erynne has extensive knowledge of both massage and physiology, even receiving her Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University.


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