CBD has been having a wellness moment—and with good reason. Short for cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive chemical compound found in cannabis and hemp can treat anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain, among other ailments. Many people add the extract to their lattes or smoothies as a booster, but recently CBD has also gained popularity in spa treatments like facials and massages.
“A massage using CBD offers an unconventional way to get relief from muscle soreness, chronic pain, tension, and stress,” says Amanda Glanzberg, who owns Pure Bliss Day Spa in Jupiter. “CBD binds and acts on the CB2 receptors, which can be found near the skin, and this activates the endocannabinoid system to deliver relief.”
Ready to incorporate CBD into your spa routine? Here are a few local treatment options to consider.
Pure Bliss Day Spa, Jupiter
Head to Pure Bliss Day Spa for the CBD Nano Needling Infusion Facial. Nano needling is a pain-free treatment that uses a motorized device to stimulate the skin and help reduce fine lines, acne scars, and large pores. The facial includes the application of ChicBD cherry enzyme, followed by dermaplaning to exfoliate dead skin cells and hair from the face. The esthetician will then suffuse your skin with ChicBD Moringa CBD serum—a concentrated, antioxidant-rich skin infusion of CBD—before ending the treatment by either layering an
Eminence Organic Skin Care face mask with a massage or an EstheMax jelly mask if the skin needs it. Pure Bliss also offers CBD massages, plus ointments and liquids for purchase. ($250 for a 60-minute facial; 828 W. Indiantown Road Suite 104, Jupiter; 561.745.7765)
Essentials Spa, Palm Beach Gardens
For several years now, Keith and Kristi Laguna have offered CBD-infused Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, and sports massages at Essentials Spa. The couple says that the topical CBD oil they use helps treat arthritis; tennis elbow; swimmer’s shoulder; muscle, joint, back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain; and bruises. Try the neuromuscular massage with CBD infusion, a deep massage that focuses on trigger points on the body that cause pain and discomfort. During a neuromuscular massage, the therapist applies pressure to each muscle for 10 to 30 seconds (as opposed to a Swedish massage, which incorporates long, relaxing strokes). The Lagunas say it is ideal for those who suffer from back pain, knee pain, headaches, or TMJ. Essentials Spa uses CBD Clinic products (a topical pain relief) in levels three to five for all of its treatments. (From $59.95 for a 50-minute treatment; 4206 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.625.0902)
Karla’s Massage Therapy and Skin Care, Port St. Lucie
Karla Nattis helps clients with pain relief and therapeutic massage so they can perform better on the job or during physical activities like golf, CrossFit, running, powerlifting, and more. “Not only are we therapeutic, but we also make sure we provide a relaxing atmosphere to get the full experience of wellness,” says Nattis. For the ultimate CBD experience, choose from a 60- or 90-minute Canna-Bliss massage. Melt into relaxation as the oil soaks into the skin while the therapist focuses on specific areas of concern, finishing by applying a CBD ointment wherever pain is more prevalent. “I advise clients to leave the treatment on for the rest of the day since it will continue soaking into the skin/muscles and keep working on relief,” notes Nattis. (From $85 for 60 minutes; 1626 SW Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772.708.7254)
Healing Palms Massage & Spa, Stuart
Chelsea Rasmussen loves sharing CBD benefits with her clients in South Florida and at her spa in Colorado. She operates Healing Palms Massage & Spa inside Salt of the Earth in Stuart, using a full-spectrum hemp oil that comes from Colorado Springs as well as other compounds that work with CBD to achieve better results. “There are many health benefits associated with using CBD topically and orally,” says Rasmussen. “When used during a spa treatment, topical CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-spasmodic, which helps relax muscles.” CBD treatments at Healing Palms Massage & Spa include massages, facials, aromatherapy, cupping, and more. A must-try is the CBD Hemp Oil Body Wrap, a custom wrap that uses Bentonite sea clay herbs and flowers along with hemp oil to nourish and calm the skin. The clay is applied, then heated wraps and an electric blanket are put on the body to maintain warmth for about 45 minutes or so. Rasmussen also performs foot reflexology for 10 to 15 minutes (longer if requested) during the wrap. ($100 for a 90-minute treatment; 422 SW Akron Ave. Suite 3, Stuart; 772.225.3887)