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May 6, 2020

CBD Massage, the Ultimate in Relaxation

Getting a message is a great way to help with sore muscles and pain, as an anti inflammatory, help reduce stress, or just to indulge in a little self care to promote your health and wellness. Adding a CBD topical to message therapy can help bring in the beneficial components of the hemp cannabis plant and produce the ultimate in relaxation.

How CBD helps in Massage

Massage oils are applied directly to the skin, which help them to penetrate and absorb it quickly. When the message lotion being used has essential oils, or CBD, those components are absorbed as well. Because CBD is being applied directly to the area of discomfort, it is believed to be more effective than using an edible such as a CBD tincture or gummy. Ingredients that help with pain and inflammation can include menthol, camphor, and lavender oil.

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Types of CBD products for massage

Many CBD brands are coming out with CBD massage oils, however many times you are paying extra just for the marketing and they are not worth the price. Any CBD cream, or lotion can make for an effect CBD massage oil.  Lets discuss a few possibilities:

CBD Balm

A CBD balm or salve is usually a concentrated form of CBD, and often had a wax or paste base such as beeswax. The benefits of using a balm is a little for a CBD message is a little goes along way. Additionally, there will not be a greasy feel to it that often comes with traditional massage oil. When searching for a high quality balm, it is nice to have other natural soothing botanicals such as lavender and eucalyptus.

CBD Lotion

A hemp derived cbd lotion will should have a silky texture, and be easy to apply and spread. Again, a lotion will not leave a greasy feel like typical massage oils. You can find specialty lotions designed to help with skin conditions or pain management. A wonderful extra ingredient in a massage  lotion is Camphor. Camphor is a natural skin healer and when combined with cannabidiol CBD can be very soothing during a massage.

CBD Face Mask

If planning on more of a "face massage" or facial, it is important to use face creams or skincare lotions that are hypoallergenic and formulated or sensitive skin. Check out our CBD Face mask guide to learn more about the hemp benefits of a CBD face masks for skin care.

The only way to really know which particular CBD product is best for you is to try it. Many massage oil products use a seed oil as the base, such as grape seed oil, so be sure check if you have allergies to avoid unwanted side effects to your skin.

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What is a CBD Massage?

Although the technique is similar to any normal massage, the main premise is that it helps to reduces inflammation, which causes pain," says Maggy Dunphy, executive director at Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness at La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX, which offers CBD as a $20 enhancement to any massage on its menu. "It's becoming more popular, not because it's a trend, but because it really works," she adds. Though everyday spots like Massage Envy haven't jumped on the CBD bandwagon (yet), many high-end spas, like those at St. Regis and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, are offering CBD as an upgrade.

If you can’t afford any of the high-end spas, you can buy CBD topicals and CBD skincare products online, from places like Palm Organix, which sells high-end CBD oil products at reasonable prices.


What is CBD and How Does it Work?

To understand why you may want to jump on the CBD train, here's a quick refresher on CBD: It is a cannabinoid (special chemical compound) found in hemp and cannabis sativa that responds to receptors found throughout the skin. Through those receptors, it delivers messages through your nervous system that help bring the body back to equilibrium. What might cause these imbalances in the first place? Mostly stress, along with injuries, and getting older. Because of that, you may have an increase in inflammation and an imbalance of your endocannabinoid system, which is how the body receives CBD.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

This endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating different systems in the body, so that's where CBD comes in. The ECS helps to regulate your immune system, muscle tissue, and nervous system, as well as the skin, to keep them in balance. CBD cannabinoids interact with the receptors in the ECS system to help improve proper functioning. Overall,  a massage with CBD can be a beneficial way to support your wellness lifestyle.

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What does a CBD Massage feel like?

If you're curious about how a CBD massage feels compared to a regular massage, the answer is really subjective. Someone might say they feel good, like they got a massage, but not notice an immediate difference. Someone else might say they feel an overall heightened sense of zen and well-being. Dunphy says you'll get the most out of a massage with CBD if you happen to be in less-than-stellar health that day. For example, if you're extra sore from a workout or even hungover, you'll notice the positive effects of CBD oil more than you would on a day when you're already feeling great. In that case, you don't necessarily need the added expense of CBD, she notes, but it certainly can't hurt if you're interested in giving CBD a whirl for the potential added relaxation benefits.

Great Results

For others, CBD has the potential to be pretty transformative. People experiencing major pain or anxiety have even been brought to tears from the side effects a CBD massage, says Elawar, a massage therapist who uses CBD products "[Clients have] come to us saying, “now I know what my body is supposed to feel like,” he says.

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DIY CBD Massage

That said, DIYers might be able to address pain concerns through topical CBD products without a visit to the spa, It is recommended to choose a concentrated product and apply to specific areas of discomfort or inflammation. Even better, grab your partner or a friend and try our a massage with CBD on each other. Your shopping list should include a nice candle, fluffy towel, relaxing music, and a premium CBD product.

What to look for when buying a CBD massage Lotion

When choosing quality products for CBD massage therapy there are several thing to look for:

  • Hemp derived CBD that is sustainably farmed in the United States
  • CBD products that are non gmo, cruelty free, and THC free
  • CBD products that have been third party tested, and the results are readily available to the consumer
  • CBD as the main ingredient in the formula
  • Customer Service, make sure the is a contact number and return policy clearly listed

What to Avoid

  • A Product made with hempseed oil as hempseed oil does not contain CBD or any beneficial hemp cannabinoids
  • Products that have outrageous claims in their health information, CBD has not been approved by the food and drug administration to treat, prevent or cure any disease
  • Brands that are for sale at an extremely high price point, you are paying for marketing
  • Products that have a high THC content, or do not disclose the amount of THC in their product

Massage Products are available from Palm Organix


There are lots of CBD massage oils available but using CBD products such a as a salve or a lotion may be a better alternative than a CBD massage oil for the efficacy, purity, and price point.   Always check the hemp CBD content of a product, as well as THC content.

Palm Organix CBD massage topicals

Visit Palm Organix to view the many CBD topicals, from our salve to our camphor lotion, our skincare lotion and our face mask. CBD. All of our CBD products are third party tested, with the results right on the product page. All orders place M-F before 12:00 EST are shipped same day. We are available to answer any CBD hemp questions as well as assist with your shopping cart and order placement. Be sure to sign up for our email to receive the latest in product development and promotional sales.

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