Who doesn’t love a good massage? You might think that relaxing therapy is a modern phenomenon. However, there are many benefits associated with massage, and it’s a part of a traditional holistic system of healing methods that began over 5,000 years ago.
Massage therapy originated around 3000 BCE in India, where it was considered a sacred system of natural healing. For generations, Ayurveda practitioners have used massage therapy to treat all manner of issues. Three hundred years later, Buddhist monks brought the practice to China and South East Asia, where it developed as a combination of skills and methods of Traditional Medicine. The ancient Chinese developed a text, “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Book of Internal Medicine,” that is considered a staple of alternative healing and includes massage therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal remedies.
Although massage methods may have changed over the last 5,000 years, their benefits have not. According to the Mayo Clinic, massage is part of integrative medicine and can be prescribed standard for many medical issues. The primary benefits of massage include pain relief, stress, and muscle tension. The Mayo Clinic also notes that massage can treat anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, migraines and other headaches, stress-related insomnia, myofascial pain
syndrome, injuries from sports, and numerous other afflictions, such as soft tissue strains and TMJ.
Massage is a way of life in my native Chinese culture. Parents give regular massages to their kids for all sorts of reasons. “Massage the outside of either index finger for 30 seconds and repeat every 5 minutes for an hour” was my mother’s
loving prescription for tummy troubles. My daughter, Olivia, was a fussy child and cried a lot. In my aromatherapy studies, I came across a recipe for a soothing bath soak. Due to her heart surgery, she couldn’t have baths for the first months of
her life. So, I tweaked the recipe into massage oil. I would sing and massage her whole body while she drifted off to sleep. To this day, she asks for a back rub with “momma stuff,” which she calls all my creations.
What is massage oil?
Massage oils are mainly for topical application. These allow your hands to glide over the skin to give you a better massage experience. I prefer oil over cream because it’s more natural. Also, since our oil-based formula doesn’t contain
any water, I didn’t need to add a potentially skin-irritating preservative to prevent
microbial growth. For our formula, I chose jojoba seed oil, olive oil infused with organic herbs, and fractionated coconut oil. This combination is non-greasy, provides easy glide, and is excellent for sensitive skin. Some companies use sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, and even vitamin e oil for carrier oils, but I find the former to go rancid rather quickly and the latter a bit too greasy for my liking.
CBD Massage Oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound extracted from the cannabis plant. (I use the term
“cannabis” to include both hemp plant and marijuana. I talk about the differences between hemp and marijuana in this blog post.) When used topically, CBD is absorbed through the largest organ of our body – the skin. Then, it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. In this blog post, I discuss our endocannabinoid system in detail and how phytocannabinoids such as CBD work with it. In a nutshell, the endocannabinoid system is involved in many physiological processes, including motor control, memory and learning, pain perception, regulation of energy balance, and food intake. It is also engaged in other endocrine functions, vascular responses, modulation of the immune system, and neuroprotection. Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids, which we call endocannabinoids. However, when
insufficient cannabinoids are created to maintain stasis, you can take phytocannabinoids made by plants. CBD is one such cannabinoid. Topical CBD products are absorbed through the skin and bind to cannabinoid receptors within the body. Due to regulations, I am not permitted to write about what the benefits of CBD oil. However, this topic has been thoroughly discussed and a simple internet search can help you come to your own conclusion.
Powerful Herbal Infusions
The best CBD massage oils do not rely on CBD as the main active ingredient. Through a theory known as the entourage effect, CBD works best when combined with other naturally occurring molecules in the cannabis plant, such as terpenes and other cannabinoids. That’s why we use broad-spectrum CBD in our products. In addition, our CBD Massage Oil uses other plants for their naturally beneficial properties. Our house-made herbal infusion oil is profoundly comforting to the
body. This herbal oil is a powerhouse blend of three solar-infused herbal oils of St. John’s wort, calendula, and arnica. All three infusions are expertly made with flowers and organic ingredients. It is also excellent for dry skin.
We added lavender essential oils and peppermint. Each bottle contains 500 milligrams of cbd While the
roll-on is perfect for targeting specific areas, our full-sized CBD Massage oil is excellent for self and partner massage. Carry the roll-on and use it to massage your temples and neck on stressful days, massage achy, overworked
muscles after a workout, or sore joints after a long day in the garden.
Is CBD legal?
CBD topical products derived from hemp that contain less than 0.3% THC are federally legal. However,
some states have hinted at restricting access, so if you’re traveling with CBD, check your destination state’s status first by reading this blog post. Marijuana-derived CBD products, on the other hand, are illegal federally but
legal under some state laws. Also, keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved nonprescription CBD products. We are a certified and licensed manufacture and retailer of hemp products in Ohio. Our
products are sent to a third-party lab to ensure purity and accurate labeling.
Maeve CBD Body and Massage Oil: each bottle contains 200mg of CBD, 4fl oz
This product is for external use and should be kept out of reach of children.
above statements have not been evaluated by the US food and drug administration. It is not a supplemental dietary product. If you have serious medical condition or use prescription medications, please follow your doctor’s
advice before using any products with CBD. Keep out of reach of children.