5 CBD Spa Experiences That Relieve Chronic Pain and More
This year, CBD (Cannibidiol) was legalized to sell and use recreationally, but many spas, salons and beauty companies have found another use for it—as a beauty or wellness treatment.
"Cannabidiol isolate is the non-neuropsychoactive ingredient derived from industrial hemp (not from marijuana—no one gets high) that works to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as help manage anxiety and stress," says Bevin Hamilton, Spa Director at Larchmont Sanctuary Spa in Los Angeles. "CBD affects the endocannabinoid system which regulates functions in the central nervous system like responding to pain, fighting inflammation and managing the immune system."
Adds Deisy Suarez-Giles, Owner and Founder of DESUAR Spa in Los Angeles, "CBD has many benefits when used topically, as in a massage, because it is both nonintoxicating and displays a broad range of medicinal applications, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-anxiety, and analgesic (pain-relief) properties. It's an enhancement to any massage that we offer, so any clients with arthritis, broken bones, sports injuries, overworked muscles from working out, neurological disorders, and those who want to relax or relieve anxiety can receive immediate and ongoing benefits with repeated massages."
Below, five CBD currently treatments being offered at select spas:
1. CBD Hydrotherapy (Larchmont Sanctuary Spa in Los Angeles, California)
This luxurious 20-minute experience combines the advantages of the spa's custom-built copper soaking tub with a bath bomb formulated with CBD and Epsom salts to relax your muscles and mind. Doing this prior to your massage makes treatment more effective. The spa also offers a CBD Pain Management Massage, which incorporates acupressure, myofascial release and targeted stretching intended to relieve muscle and join pain.
2. Cannabis Oil Treatment (DESUAR Spa in Los Angeles, California)
This enhancement can be added onto any massage for just $20, and provides excellent pain relief and is shown to be anti-inflammatory. It is highly recommended for anyone suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, or other inflammatory diseases.
3. CBD Lotion Therapy (The Now Massage in Los Angeles, California)
With four locations throughout Los Angeles, The Now offers guests a variety of massages with add-ons like crystal healing, herbal heat therapy, and most recently, CBD lotion therapy. Guests experience deep and effective physical relief due to the use of CBD-infused cream, which aims to reduce inflammation, ease stress and anxiety, and increase sensory stimulation.
4. CBD Massage (Blue Marigold Massage in Portland, Oregon)
This wellness spa offers handcrafted hemp-derived CBD oils and pair them with custom CBD-infused massage treatments as well as aromatherapy for the ultimate therapeutic experience to relieve pain and treat other issues.
5. CBD Spa Experience (The Green Tea Spa in San Diego, California)
This spa specializes in the use of hemp CBD to fully relax guests, offering a variety of CBD spa experiences that include CBD massages, CBD facials, CBD body wraps, a CBD-infused foot soak and scrub, and a CBD beverage prior to the start of every treatment.