You’re stressed. Work. Your kids. Finances. Your spouse. All of these things and more add up quickly, making you feel tense and stressed. A massage is one of the most popular ways to help relax and relieve tensions after a long hard day. Of course, a massage is about far more than just the pressure; it’s a complete experience. Think about the lights, the music, the soft sheets. Everything works together to enhance your relaxation. So why not add some massage oil that adds an extra layer of relaxation?

Thanks to legalization, there’s a new option available to help you relax during a massage. Some massage clinics are now offering massages with cannabis-infused oils to further increase your relaxation.

What is a Cannabis Massage?

A cannabis massage is almost identical to a traditional massage. The only difference is that the typical massage oil will be swapped out with cannabis oil instead. CBD, one of the main components of cannabis, is known to induce relaxed and euphoric feelings as well as help with pain relief. So, by introducing some soothing CBD into your massage, you could enhance your overall experience.

If you’re someone who doesn’t want to smoke or ingest cannabis, but you still want to experience the relaxing effects, this is a great option for you to give cannabis a try.

What Types of Cannabis Are Used in Massages?

Cannabis can be used to relax in a number of different ways. However, for massage therapy, the best method is to use cannabis topicals. This can include cannabis-infused:

  • Salves
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Oils

A cannabis massage will usually use specialized cannabis infused lotions and oils.

What Benefits Are There?

Since the medical benefits of cannabis are still a little uncertain, this is still up for debate. However, many people find that cannabis oils really enhance their massage experience. Some studies have shown that cannabis oils provide:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce symptoms of arthritis
  • Relax muscle cramps and spasms
  • Calm overall body tension
  • Provides anti-oxidants
  • Decreases anxiety

While not everyone will experience these effects the same way, the presence of cannabis oils will help you relax further and receive even more benefits from your massage. Using cannabis-infused oil also helps your massage therapist, because your muscles will release tension earlier in the massage. This allows him or her to bypass surface tension and get deeper into your muscles.

Will You Get High?

A lot of people wonder if they’ll get high if they are trying a cannabis massage for the first time. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your hopes) the answer is no. Since the oil is only applied to your skin, and typically contains more CBD than THC, you won’t experience a high. What they will do is help your body relax. You have cannabinoid receptors throughout your body, including in your skin, which allows for localized pain relief. But since they aren’t absorbed into your blood, you won’t experience a head high.

So, the next time you really need to get out of the house and relax, try booking into your local massage clinic that offers cannabis massages. Plus, if you want to learn more about the benefits of CBD, you can check out our post on 9 Remarkable Uses for CBD Oil.