Who doesn’t enjoy a nice, good massage? This week, we’re observing “Everybody Deserves a Massage Week” to promote the health benefits of massage.
Often we think of massage as merely a luxury or spa type of experience. However, we will see that given its health benefits, it is much more than that. It is more than loosening those tight muscles, and being relaxing - massage can provide real relief from a variety of health issues.
Increase in Serotonin Levels
Massage has been found to increase serotonin levels in the brain, our brain’s “happy” chemical. More serotonin production has led to a decrease in chronic pain like fibromyalgia sufferers. It’s also shown to help decrease back pain, headaches, and even arthritis. Massage has been known to lower inflammation throughout the body, alleviating many conditions stemming from inflammation.
A Decrease in Cortisol Hormone
Cortisol, our stress hormone, is responsible for much of our body’s ailments. Massage has a relaxing effect that decreases stress. This alleviates tension headaches, lower back pain, anxiety, and even depression.
A drop in cortisol levels can also help decrease blood glucose, making it extremely beneficial to diabetics. The increased blood flow provided by massage helps promote insulin's effectiveness in the body, providing better blood glucose levels.
Increased circulation and decreased inflammation can also contribute to a better range of motion and flexibility. People with high blood pressure have also found frequent massage to be effective in lowering blood pressure.
Stimulation of The Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system carries fluid throughout the body. Health conditions that interrupt this flow contribute to swelling and lymph fluid build-up. Things like infections and cancer treatments can damage lymph nodes and create problems like lymphedema. Certain types of massage help to improve the lymphatic system, restoring the body’s natural processes.
Most of the health benefits listed here are found through regular massage treatments.
Before we talk about the benefits of CBD massage oil, let’s first understand what a CBD massage is. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. It doesn't have enough THC that cannabis has, which means you won't experience the 'high' effect.
It does provide a relaxing effect and is perfect as part of a massage. A CBD oil massage has all the benefits of a regular massage and the added benefits of CBD.
The additional benefits of CBD Massage include:
Alleviates Anxiety and Stress
If you suffer from anxiety or feel stressed often, you could also enjoy the benefits of a CBD oil massage. CBD oil is hailed for its ability to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, and a massage could be the most effective use of it.
This is because CBD oil induces a soothing and calming effect but doesn’t get you high.
Improves your Skin
CBD massage oil contains hemp, which conditions the skin, making it supple and soft.
This helps you feel better and more relaxed after the massage, but it can also help with skin conditions. People who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, acne, or even just dry skin, can benefit from it.
This is also because of CBD's anti-inflammatory properties that will soothe the skin and reduce the pain of some skin conditions. There are minimal side effects, and if you've tried other remedies that haven't worked, it's definitely something you should consider.
Stimulates the Senses
Getting a CBD oil massage is a great way to connect to your body, and it uniquely stimulates the senses. Since your skin, muscles, and mind are all being stimulated during the massage, it provides a great feeling.
You’ll feel more connected with your body and can help you feel refreshed and alert. Living in such a fast-paced, topsy-turvy world means that we don’t often spend enough time connecting with ourselves.
It’s Time for a Massage!
Brush aside any thoughts that massage is an only feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself on special occasions. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.
Take care of yourself – it’s okay to be a little selfish and practice self-care. Book that much needed “me time” massage appointment.
Other Ideas - for you and your partner
Surprise your partner you care about with a gift of a professional massage. They won’t turn you down and they probably need it, right?
Or, make time for each other – do something other than the usual. 😉 Plan an intimate evening with each other. Treat her like a queen or him like a king and give them a personal massage from you!
We all need “Me Time” and YOU deserve a massage!
Should you have any questions, we’re here to answer! Email at contact at phytorite.com.
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