Treat yourself – have a massage!
I hope everyone is well and finished their Christmas shopping (I’m almost done!!).
|Because it’s such a busy (and sometimes stressful) time of the year, I thought it would be appropriate to give you a really good reason to treat yourself with a massage. As I was searching for more information about Beta Caryophyllene (BCP Oil) this week, I came across a few articles that stated how having a massage can affect our Endocannabinoid System (ECS).|
Here’s what they said:
Most people understand that massage relaxes the body and relieves stress…… Few people, however, realize that these soothing effects are related to the activation of the endocannabinoid system. A massage raises the endocannabinoid level in the ECS, easing sore muscles and promoting pain relief.
Like many systems in the body, the endocannabinoid system is adversely affected by stress and stress hormones like cortisol. To reduce the impact of stress on the endocannabinoid system, experts suggest introducing healthy behaviors such as exercise, social interaction, massage …… which Gersh notes can actually help increase natural endocannabinoids.
Here are a few suggested endocannabinoid-enhancing and health-promoting activities: Social interaction Unstructured play time (this is important for adults too!) Massage Osteopathic Manipulation (OMT) Acupuncture Breathing exercises Any voluntary and enjoyable exercise
As we have talked about previously, our ECS is crucial to our bodies functioning optimally. So it’s in our best interest to do all that we can to protect it, in addition to using Canna Oils BCP as a supplement.
We are aware of a few massage therapists that mix Canna Oils BCP in with their usual massaging oils – which has a double benefit – a nice relaxing massage to stimulate the ECS and the benefit of using the Canna Oils BCP topically on existing aches and pains.
So, I think if you have been looking for a good excuse to actually go and have that massage that you keep talking about – now you have it.
Take care – enjoy the season!!
The above information is for educational purposes only – not intended as medical advice.