There is a growing body of research on the benefits of CBD. Preliminary research on rodents does indicate that hemp-derived CBD in a topical form can affect a significant reduction in inflammation and pain-related behaviors without evident side-effects.
We have been using CBD massage cream in our office and many of our clients have been using our CBD Pain Cream at home. The response and results reported by these clients has been really exciting!
“I have problems with both my shoulders, which is problematic rolling over on the bed during the massage. After a massage, they feel better. But was I surprised after I had a massage with CBD. I was able to roll over without a problem, no pain. We were shocked. I have had massages since then with CBD with the same results. Since CBD, my shoulder pain is minimized. Does it work? For me , it did.”
“Good morning! So I have many thoughts about how I feel post-CBD massage:
– I slept like a rock and popped out of bed at 6 am with no alarm feeling fresh as a daisy
– My shin/ankle/foot soreness is gone
– My hamstring tightness is gone
– My shoulders feel quite good”
“Also here are two pics of my ankle healing over 10 days with application of the CBD. I ran a 5k yesterday, and have no bruising. The joint is still a bit swollen but is almost down to the normal size.”
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound, or cannabinoid, found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. There are several varieties of the cannabis plant, including industrial hemp and marijuana. While CBD can be derived from either plant, it is more commonly derived from industrial hemp where it is far more prevalent than in marijuana. Unlike its sister cannabinoid, THC, it is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high. The CBD used in our products is hemp-derived and none of our products contain any THC.
What are the benefits of a CBD massage?
CBD Stimulates our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – This system plays an important role in neuroprotection, stress recovery, immune balance, and homeostatic regulation (maintaining a stable internal environment). Having a well functioning ECS means all around better health.
So what exactly is the ECS?
It is a collection of cell receptors called CB1 and CB2, and corresponding molecules, called endocannabinoids. Cell receptors are like locks on the surface of your cells. Endocannabinoids are the keys, and when they bind to a lock, they signal the cell to perform a specific task. These cool little molecules also exist in the Cannabis plant in the form of phytocannabinoids- THC and CBD being the most widely studied and recognized.
Cannabinoid receptors are found all throughout the body, including the skin, giving them a wide variety of functions. When CBD indirectly binds with these receptors, it stimulates the body’s protective endocannabinoid response to produce a wide array of therapeutic and healing responses. This can include reducing pain signals, lowering the inflammatory response, and recruiting cells to repair damaged tissues. CBD also stimulates the release of 2-AG, another endocannabinoid that activates both CB1 and CB2 receptors
CBD Helps to Regulate Key Body Functions – Thus far, CBD is known to directly or indirectly affect three other receptors (Vanilloid, Adenosine, and Serotonin) that are important for pain modulation, the sleep-wake cycle, and mood and stress management. It has also been linked to a spike in the naturally occurring “bliss molecule,” anandamide, which helps to regulate functions like pleasure, appetite, memory, sleep, and pain.
Will CBD make therapists or clients feel “high?”
No. Although it is derived from the cannabis plant, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high. The CBD used in Vital Body Therapeutics is industrial hemp-derived, and contains ZERO THC.
If you are struggling with pain and/or inflammation, consider giving CBD a try!