If you’ve ever suffered an injury or overdid a workout you’ve probably been told to ice it or apply heat to it, and massage may also have been recommended. Heat, cold, and massage all provide different pain-relieving benefits and promote healing in sore, overworked, or injured muscles and joints. We’ve taken the best of hot and cold therapy and massage and combined them with CBD to bring you targeted pain relief with CBD Contrast Therapy.
Why Contrast Therapy?
Contrast therapy alternates between hot and cold to get the benefits of both treatments. Heat increases circulation in the area to decrease joint stiffness, reduce tissue congestion, and relax tense muscles. Applying cold decreases swelling and inflammation constricts blood flow to reduce bleeding and bruising and numbs tissues to reduce pain. By alternating the application of heat and cold you not only get the benefits of both but the sudden changes in temperature short circuit the pain signals to the brain bringing even greater pain relief.
Massage is a safe and effective pain relief option that uses manual manipulation of muscles and tissues to relieve tension, work out knots, and loosen tight tissues. Massage increases circulation to the area to bring extra nutrients and oxygen and carry away toxins. Massage also stimulates competing nerve fibers to interrupt pain signals.
CBD products work with the system of cannabinoid receptors in the body, mimicking the natural endocannabinoids produced by your body. These substances bind to receptors within this system effectively blocking pain signals. CBD has also been shown to reduce inflammation and provides effective and natural pain relief without the high or side effects associated with many pain medications.
What’s a CBD Contrast Therapy Session Like?
A CBD Contrast Therapy session is a calming and relaxing experience. Your therapist will apply CBD oil to the target area and then use a special hot/cold massage tool that will alternate between hot and cold for about 10 minutes. Once this treatment is complete your massage therapist will massage the area manually to work out any stubborn knots in the muscles. At the end of your session, you will feel refreshed, relaxed, and relieved of pain.
The well-trained massage therapists at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa are here to help you manage your pain in a safe and natural way that can reduce or eliminate the need for potentially harmful or habit-forming medications. You will find us at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu, or call 808-739-0400 to schedule your CBD Contrast Therapy session today and find the targeted pain relief you’ve been searching for. You can also book your appointment on our free mobile app, available for download on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.