Nugs and Rubs: Here’s Why You Need a Cannabis Massage

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Why settle for just any old rub when you can add cannabis massage benefits to your life? A massage done with a CBD massage oil offers your muscles anti-inflammatory properties that are naturally found in the cannabis plant, but without the high.

Cannabis Massage Benefits

The Journal of Pain Research confirmed that topical use of certain cannabinoids (CBD) can reduce pain in animals with inflammation or neuropathic pain. Since the FDA doesn´t test with cannabis products, lab rats are our best scientific evidence before your try it yourself.

Cannabis massage benefits also extend to relieving chronic pain and providing you with overall muscle relaxation. A study published in NCBI in 2016 looked at the use of CBD in rats with arthritis. The researchers found that when they applied CBD gel to rats for four days in a row there was reduced inflammation and overall pain in the rats’ affected joints and without any side effects.

And aside from joint relief, it can also help balance the oil content of your skin, thus preventing acne. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD oil prevented sebaceous gland activity in humans. Sebum is a natural oily substance that hydrates our skin, but too much of it can lead to outbreaks. Who doesn’t want bump-free skin?

A CBD Massage Oil Won’t Get You High, but You Will Feel Good

Whether its Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, CBD arthritis cream or CBD gel, using CBD for pain relief won´t get you stoned. That particular “high” feeling marijuana users seek is caused by a different type of cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant called THC which is psychoactive. CBD rubs won´t get you high, but they´ll really relax your mind, not just your muscles.

Jean Talleyrand, M.D., the founder of MediCann, which operates complementary healthcare clinics that offer massage, medical cannabis consultations in California, tells Massage magazine that CBD massages only offer a high from the relaxation. “Typically the dose and potency needed to produce local benefits like pain relief and muscle relaxation can be achieved at potencies that will not cause either the therapist or client to get high.” The key to staying sober when using cannabis oil with CBD or THC?  Stay in the 1-to-2 milligrams-per-milliliter potency.

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