CBD Massage: Benefits, Blend, and a Step-By-Step Massage Ritual
Is there any better way to relieve aches and pains than a deep massage?
Targeting tight muscles with therapeutic motions and soothing oils relaxes the body and mind. Add our favorite ingredient, CBD, into the mix and you can boost the benefits even further.
In this post, we’ll deep dive into CBD massage benefits and introduce you to our unique Jimbo & Jules CBD massage oil blend. The best bit? There’s no need to visit an expensive spa to reap the rewards – we’ll show you how to use the massage oil in an at-home self-care ritual.
CBD Massage Benefits
Full-spectrum hemp oil contains many compounds, known as cannabinoids, with therapeutic capacities. The most talked about and celebrated is CBD, and rightly so. Research has demonstrated its benefits from relieving everyday pain and easing anxiety, to helping those with chronic illnesses and sleep disorders.
You can read about how it works on the body in our previous post. Here, though, let’s zoom in on what a CBD massage can do.
A massage is a manipulation of the body’s soft tissue, usually using the hands and often involving aromatherapy oils. According to the University of Minnesota, massages cause beneficial physiological changes to the body in two ways:
- The relaxation response of the nervous system due to warm physical touch
- Mechanical responses, which are physical effects that occur when pressure is applied to soft tissue.
Together they have physical and mental health benefits, which CBD oil can enhance.
When applied topically, CBD oil is absorbed into the skin and targets cannabinoid receptors in the skin’s mast cells and nerve fibers. The results include:
- Reduced inflammation
- Relieved muscle tension
- Alleviated anxiety
- Nourished skin
- Reduced insomnia
Massages have been practiced for centuries, and with the addition of CBD oil, there’s little they can’t help.
Jimbo & Jules Massage Oil Blend
A Jimbo & Jules, we intentionally select various natural botanicals and essential oils for their varied therapeutic effects. We bring them together in a blend with full-spectrum hemp to create our CBD massage oil, Soothe Like Honey.
Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract ~ for inflammation
Taking center stage in our massage oil, full-spectrum hemp encourages blood flow to the targeted area and calms inflammation.
MCT Coconut Oil ~ for hydration
Made up of medium-chain fatty acids, MCT coconut oil helps your skin retain moisture and provides a protective barrier that shields it from environmental toxins.
Sweet Almond Oil ~ for nourishment
Packed full of essential vitamins and magnesium, this deeply nourishing oil protects and softens the skin.
Jojoba Oil ~ for a silky finish
Jojoba oil, a liquid wax, is highly compatible with the skin’s natural oils. In a massage, it melts into the skin seamlessly and leaves a soft and silky finish. It’s naturally rich in antioxidants and fatty acids and studies have even found it can relieve pain and swelling.
Avocado Oil ~ for youthful skin
This gorgeous green oil penetrates deeply through the skin’s layers and is rich in vitamins that help the skin’s regeneration process. In other words, it keeps your skin looking youthful!
Olive Oil ~ for pain relief
A deep massage with olive oil can help relieve sore muscles and strained joints. It’s packed with powerful anti-inflammatory compounds like polyphenols and oleic acid to soothe the pain.
Baobab Oil ~ for skin repair
With its light and silky texture, baobab oil makes even the driest skin feel soft. It absorbs quickly and deeply, encouraging the skin’s natural repair process.
Tocopherol ~ for healthy skin
Tocopherol, or vitamin E, is an antioxidant that quickly destroys free radicals on your skin.
Geranium ~ for circulation
Geranium is known to promote circulation and ease pain and inflammation in the body.
Lavender ~ for deep relaxation
As well as its soothing scent, lavender’s main components – linalool and linalyl acetate – have a restoring influence on both the body and mind.
Rock Rose ~ for some extra love
Like red roses from your valentine, rock rose is a flower full of love. Its essential oil has been used for centuries to rejuvenate damaged skin and to support the heart through times of emotional difficulty.
Sweet Orange ~ for a mood boost
Fresh and fruity, sweet orange is a mood-lifting essential oil. It can refresh the mind and soothe areas of discomfort on the skin.
Ylang-Ylang ~ for mental release
As an aphrodisiac, ylang-ylang’s aroma is sensual and spa-like. It can release tension and calm irritability.
Cypress ~for meditation
The leafy and resinous scent of cypress essential oil is often used in meditation, making it the perfect addition to a relaxing massage oil. It also has astringent properties which benefit the skin.
Sweet Marjoram ~ for your smile
Native to Egypt and Turkey, sweet marjoram was traditionally regarded as a sign of happiness. It’s known to ease erratic moods and bring a smile to your face.
Black Pepper ~ total body relief
Scientific studies show that black pepper essential oil can relieve aches and pains, detoxify the body, and enhance circulation – all the things you need in your CBD massage!
How To Use CBD Massage Oil
Now that you know all the good stuff that goes into Soothe Like Honey, it’s time to build it into a self-care ritual.
You can find out the different ways to incorporate a CBD massage into your routine in our complete guide to self-massage, but to get you started here are the steps we recommend:
Step 1: Pour some of the massage oil onto your hands and rub them together to warm the oil up.
Step 2: Starting at the top of your body, and working your way down, rub the oil into your body with firm pressure, and circular hand motions.
Step 3: Pay extra attention to areas – such as the shoulders – that may feel tight. Add more oil when required, working it into the skin with strong and steady strokes.
Step 4: Once you’ve finished your entire body, allow the oil to sit and sink into your skin for a few moments. Use this time to enjoy its aroma by cupping your hands over your nose and breathing deeply. Smile and relax as the soothing oil works its magic.
Sustainable Self-Care With Jimbo & Jules
We hope this post has given you some insight into the benefits of CBD massage and inspired you to bring this self-care ritual into your wellness routine.
If you have, you might find your Soothe Like Honey Massage Oil running out faster than you like. Don’t worry, at Jimbo & Jules we’ve made self-care sustainable by creating a refill option. Once you finish your first bottle, save your plastic pump so you can order the metal cap option next time. This way you can keep massaging without creating more plastic waste.
A deep massage, blissful aromatherapy oils, AND the magic of CBD –the key to up-level your wellness is all in one bottle!