Individuals have been using cannabidiol or CBD to ease symptoms of several medical conditions, including: pain, anxiety and sleep issues. Some studies suggest that it helps relieve the pain and symptoms associated with arthritis. Self-reported effects of CBD include relief of muscle stiffness and pain, reduction of inflammation, and increased relaxation.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound (cannabinoid) found in the cannabis and hemp plant in high concentrations. Not to be confused with THC, the psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant known for its mind-altering effects. We only use CBD that is derived from hemp.
In a CBD massage you are absorbing it through your skin. Unlike ingesting it, this method directly targets the areas of greatest need, bypassing the gastrointestinal system, delivering its constituents directly to your muscles and joints. The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Benefits of CBD come from the way in which it interacts with your body's endocannabinoid system, which regulates and controls many of our most critical bodily functions such as learning and memory, emotional processing, sleep, temperature control, pain control, inflammatory and immune responses, as well as eating.
*Information gathered from multiple sources.