Massages are methods that improve the flow of blood and lymph to reduce muscular tension, to impact the nervous system through stimulation and/or relaxation/sedation, and to heal tissue.
Massages are an integral part of healthcare; it is one of the oldest healthcare practices known. This form of healthcare is found in ancient Chinese medical texts written more than 4,000 years ago. Massages have been advocated in Western healthcare practices since the time of Hippocrates, the “father of medicine.”
As of late, with legalization of hemp and cannabis sweeping the U.S., CBD massages are becoming very popular. Both massages and CBD date back thousands of years, so, combining the two seems perfect. Massage oils have generally been plant oils, although cannabis is the new plant in massage therapy.
Massage oils are used in massage treatments to lubricate the skin. This reduces friction while the massage therapist performs the massage. The oils are also a good way to keep warm and depending on the oil used, provide healing benefits absorbed by the skin.
Popular massage oils include coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, argon oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, bergamot oil, tea tree oil, jasmine oil and lavender oil.
All of these oils, many considered essential oils, are said to have therapeutic benefits. They are generally used as/for aromatherapy. These essential oils are plant oils that capture the scent and flavor of the plant extracted from.
Though they are commonly used in massages, there isn’t a lot of research confirming medicinal benefits. However, there have been some studies conducted and the results found that essential oils can aid in stress relief, anxiety relief and overall mood enhancement.
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