CBD Massage Therapy

What is CBD?

CBD massage therapy is a form of alternative medicine that has seen immense growth in recent years. CBD oil is the active ingredient, and it’s extracted from the cannabis Sativa plant. 

This substance is unique because it contains high quantities of CBD with a small amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, also present in cannabis).

CBD oil works by stimulating receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which are naturally occurring compounds present in every cell of the body. 

These receptors help us to maintain homeostasis, which is a state of balance within our bodies. CB1 and CB2 are two types of cannabinoid receptors, and they can be found throughout your nervous system, digestive tract, liver cells and even your skin.

CBD oil is available in many forms, including topicals like moisturisers and balms, capsules or tinctures that you can take orally, and sprays that you spray underneath your tongue.


How does CBD work?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) evolved in primitive animals over 600 million years ago. It promotes homeostasis and balance as changes happen to the body’s external or internal environments while controlling communication between cells. All vertebrate species, including humans, share the ECS.

The ECS regulates appetite, pain sensation, stress response, moods, and memories and acts as a bridge that connects the body with the mind through actions of our immune systems’ responses on its nerves or organs.

CBD oil taken orally has neuroprotective benefits that help prevent and reduce damage to nerve cells caused by degenerative neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s. It is also effective at treating anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. 

It can also activate serotonin receptors which have a calming effect making it an excellent treatment for PTSD and depression-related disorders.

CBD may decrease the activity of adenosine receptors in the brain, which reduces your perception of pain, inflammation levels, and any anxiety you might feel on account of pain. 

CBD is an efficient anti-inflammatory and can help reduce swelling, bruising, and pain in muscles. Topically applied CBD oil has been shown to protect the skin from UV damage.


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Is CBD legal in the UK?

CBD is usually sourced from C. Sativa L plants. Different species of C. Sativa L exist which differ in their makeup:

  • One type of Cannabis plant includes THC at a level exceeding the legal limit in the UK and EU (between 0.2% to 30%). These are known as Type I plants.
  • One of the type III plants contains a small amount of THC for legal purposes, but it is below the UK and EU limits (less than 0.2%).

In the UK and EU, CBD is sourced almost exclusively from C. Sativa L. plants because of their low THC content.

One variety of C. Sativa L has been bred to contain all the benefits of a type I plant while keeping THC levels low. These plants are known as type II plants.



What are the benefits of a CBD massage?

CBD oil is always an effective treatment for muscle pain and other physical discomforts as well. It can be taken orally or applied topically on the skin, muscles and joints to help reduce inflammation from injuries and speed healing time. 

CBD massages are a new kind of therapy gaining popularity among massage therapists who specialise in alternative medicine.

This is because CBD oil helps alleviate pain through a unique method of action, which makes it an ideal natural treatment.

CBD can be delivered via topical application since it has excellent absorption and bioavailability through the skin. It does not have side effects or cause addiction like some forms of traditional pain medications does. 

It’s recommended that you massage CBD daily to keep pain from flaring up at random times throughout the day. 

Another popular form of delivery includes using capsules or tinctures for swallowing orally, which is also helpful if you want to avoid exposing your skin directly to the substance.


What can CBD be helpful for?


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Potential side effects associated with CBD

Studies have shown the following side effects with CBD, but only for oral consumption.

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth or throat
  • lower blood pressure
  • blurred vision

No side effects have been noted from using topical CBD.



Why should I try this type of treatment for myself or someone who suffers from chronic pain?

CBD oil massage therapy is non-habit forming and can effectively eliminate severe pain in any area of your body. Unlike many other treatments, CBD oil doesn’t interact negatively with other medications or leave you feeling dizzy or drowsy.

It doesn’t have the horrible side effects that often prescribe medication for these ailments as a natural alternative to treating pain and anxiety disorders commonly associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, inflammation, muscle pain, etc. 

CBD massage oil is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to avoid those adverse effects while still getting relief from extreme pain levels caused by injuries.


How can CBD increase the Benefits of Massage?

CBD oil is an excellent addition to any massage for its anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown to help reduce swelling, bruising, and pain in muscles, improving your overall health and wellness when used regularly over time. 

This type of natural therapy is very effective at helping patients who suffer from chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic back pain.

The relaxing effects that CBD offers make it a perfect component to add to any massage for the patient or receiver of the massage to wind down after a stressful day or week of work.

By ensuring that you’re following a healthy diet and getting enough rest, you can prevent anxiety disorders and other chronic conditions from developing in the first place. CBD oil massage therapy is an excellent addition to a complete health routine since it offers many benefits!


CBD Massage now available

I am very excited to announce that we are about to launch our CBD massage enhancement using products from GAIA GURU, which are handmade in the UK.

Combining thoughtfully sourced ingredients, Gaia Guru has created an effective line of products capable of addressing various physical ailments. 

Using over 10 different essential oils with plant terpenes to help direct the action of CBD into deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue, Gaia Guru offers CBD products that are highly effective in the relief of pain and inflammation.

About Gaia Guru CBD Massage Oil

We ensure our extract is compliant with EU and UK legislation, containing no more than 0.2% THC, whilst also maintaining high levels of CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids.

We get our CBD by using a technique called supercritical Co2 Extraction. This is the gold standard method for extracting CBD from cannabis plants because it is one of the cleanest procedures available.

Using Co2 enables the extraction of many beneficial plant compounds from cannabis whilst minimising any residual impurities.

Using Co2 produces what’s known as a full-spectrum extract.



CBD massage therapy is a form of alternative medicine that has become popular in recent years. It’s perfect for individuals suffering from chronic pain or swelling disorders, and it doesn’t have the horrible side effects associated with many other treatments. 

Massage therapists incorporate CBD oil into their practice to help alleviate the symptoms those clients experience due to these conditions and assist them in winding down after a stressful day at work. 

If you’re interested in incorporating this type of treatment into your health routine but don’t know where to start, give me a call to see if CBD massage therapy would be suitable for you.

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