In the last year or so we've seen an explosion in the number of products containing cannabidiol (CBD), proclaimed as a miracle cure for pain, anxiety, stress, acne, and more. Here are the facts, and our take on the phenomenon.
Many people are cautious of using CBD oils, confusing CBD with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but there are critical differences. Both hemp and marijuana come from the same species of plant, Cannabis Sativa L.; however, that's where the similarities end. While THC is known to get people high or alter their state of mind, CBD does neither. Hemp CBD Oil contains cannabidiol without the psychoactive THC of marijuana.
CBD is an ideal choice because it is both nonintoxicating and has a broad range of medicinal applications, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-anxiety, and analgesic (pain relief) properties.
Although many people take CBD orally, one of the best ways to experience the full effect is through your skin -- and we recommend a completely relaxing, full-body massage. If you're already getting regular massages (if you're not, here's why you should start), consider incorporating YBN's own CBD blend during your next session.
"The main benefit of a CBD massage is that it reduces inflammation, which in turn alleviates pain," says Rose Chard, owner at Your Body Needs. "Our CBD oil blend incorporates CBD oil, Balsam Copaiba, and Frankincense, all of which are powerful, natural anti-inflammatories. We're seeing an increase in clients asking for it, not because it's trendy, but because it really works."
YBN took extra time to research the CBD oil products available, in order to make sure we're offering our clients the best, purest, most potent product we can. "There are a lot of CBD products hitting the market," said Rose. "Our clients trust the quality of our products, and know that we won't compromise our standards to make a quick sale."
Our CBD oil can be added to any massage for $15. For at-home use, we offer a 4 oz bottle (which also contains sandalwood seed oil, further increasing the healing response) for $49.99, available in our studio. (These are introductory prices).