Who doesn’t need a good massage? Massage has been practiced for thousands of years, helping with circulation, relaxing muscles, releasing toxins, lowering stress and so much more. Chances are, however, that you don’t have a personal masseuse on hand for your every need (and if you do, I hope you’ll be inviting the rest of us over!). For today’s Me-Time March wellness focus, we’re going to explore Abhyanga, which is a warm oil massage that you do on yourself.
First, make sure that you’re hydrated. Have some water or tea, and keep some more nearby, especially for right after the massage, to help flush out toxins. Put on some relaxing music, or just enjoy a much needed quiet space. Take some FROST (our concentrated CBD that you can use topically, eat, smoke or dab) and melt it into your massage oil, to help deepen your relaxation experience. Place some CBD Tincture under your tongue, so that your body can begin absorbing it as you start your massage. Watch the video below, and feel well!
Benefits of Massage
According to the Mayo Clinic, studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy it because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection. We all need that sometimes, even if it’s just to help re-center after the normal stresses of everyday life.
Here’s a great list from the American Massage Therapy Association about some of the benefits that it can offer:
What are you waiting for? Enjoy some massage today!