Move over, regular massages. Many spas are now starting to offer CBD massages, following the recent boom in popularity of the cannabis compound, and yes, they will bring you to your maximum level of chill.
CBD, aka cannabidiol, is a compound derived from the hemp plant that you’ve probably seen everywhere in the last few months. CBD has become a super popular addition to many common products — including your fave beauty essentials like lip balm or mascara, brownies (naturally), and even vape pens. Unlike THC, another active compound in cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive, and studies have concluded that it may have a range of health benefits, from helping seizure patients to general de-stressing. You can experience the benefits of CBD orally, through oils, pills, or tinctures, or apply it topically — which brings us back to the whole massage situation.
Cyndi Ramirez Fulton, the founder of Chillhouse, a self-care oasis that offers manicures, massages, and a wellness café in New York City, tells Bustle that adding a CBD massage balm option to their services was a “no brainer.” She explains, “[I’m] not always one to always jump on wellness trends for the hell of it. [But] CBD products are obviously thriving right now.” At Chillhouse, you can add CBD to your service as a $15 add-on.
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