For external use only. Stop use & ask a doctor if irritation occurs. Do not use on sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.
This potent natural preparation can be an effective alternative to pharmaceutical NSAIDs
This lotion is designed for quick relief throughout the day! It gives you about a minute of lubricious massage time as it rubs in neatly. It has a pleasant fresh scent with no gross residue after use.
This potent blend of Hemp derived CBD with soothing Arnica extract and cooling Menthol relieves soreness and inflammation from arthritis, tendonitis, and the wear and tear of an active lifestyle.
Beeswax: Has water-repellant properties that help sustain sunscreen action, while providing a long lasting protective coating against the elements.
CBD (from hemp) naturally promotes pain relief & recovery.
This product has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
I’ll be honest, when I went in for my massage, I wasn’t expecting much. I’d dabbled in ingestible CBD products before and wasn’t always impressed. But boy, did I underestimate the power of a topical lotion.
For me, massages are a lifesaver—my chronic back and neck tension leave me visiting a masseuse at least a few times a year. I stretch in yoga class and at home using physical therapy techniques, and I even have one of those Thera Canes that looks like a straight up torture device (my dog is actually scared of it). But still, there’s nothing quite like a massage: The soft smell of lavender and frankincense oils in the air, the smooth trip-hop beats setting the tone and that sweet, sweet relief when the therapist works out several long-standing knots. Massages are the ultimate luxury and a total necessity, all wrapped into a 60-minute session.
All of this to say: I was really interested in discovering what CBD could bring to the experience, so I did a little digging. According to expert Sabina King, a holistic health advocate and founder of Hempure CBD, “a CBD lotion or balm is primarily used for muscle inflammation (soreness) and skin inflammation,” which sounded like exactly what I needed. So I booked myself an appointment. More on that below, but first, let’s get the basics out of the way.
Great, but I get drug tested for work. Will the CBD from my massage show up?
You’ve likely heard of CBD as a buzzy ingredient that’s being added to everything from iced matcha lattes to no-nonsense tinctures and even dog treats. The latest craze within this trend is getting a CBD massage. But what exactly is a CBD massage? And is it worth the hype?
For the first time ever, I actually took the massage therapist up on the offer to just lie on the table for a few extra minutes after she was done. I needed that time to snap back to reality and wake up from this ridiculously unwound state I was in. And, you know, to wipe the drool off my face.
What is CBD, exactly?
A CBD massage is just like a regular massage—the difference is in the lotion used on your body. The cream is infused with the ingredient and applied by your massage therapist during bodywork. “Applying CBD topically is one of the best ways to get direct activation and relaxation,” says King. “Stimulating the endocannabinoid receptors with CBD during a massage can open up stiff muscles so you can reach your body’s full potential.”
I popped into my favorite local massage spot in Denver, Lodo Massage Studio, for its signature Mile High massage. I talked about my pain points with my massage therapist, and we decided that she’d focus the session on my back. Then came time to choose a lotion. I went with the Apothecanna Extra Strength, which has 236ml of CBD in an 8oz bottle (that’s equal to a whopping 1,000mg, if you’re looking to compare to King’s concentration example).