Cannabis is a plant-based medicinal herb that has been used since ancient times but has only been proven medically effective recently. It is known to help ease anxiety, reduce inflammation, alleviate body pain, improve blood circulation, and much more.
Harvesting the medical benefits of cannabis is the latest trend in the wellness industry. Its chemical cannabidiol has made its appearance through CBD beauty products, CBD oils, CBD pills, and even CBD gummies. Most recently, spas across the world decided to take relaxation to the next level by incorporating CBD spa treatments in their menu.
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HOW DO CBD SPA TREATMENTS WORK?
Spas across the world have customized treatments to include the benefits of CBD in their sessions. While there are many different ways to do this, some of the most common ways they do so is through the following:
CBD Oils: CBD oils are a great way to soothe aching muscles. Even people with joint problems can use topical CBD oils for relief. These oils are sometimes mixed with other essential and carrier oils such as lavender or coconut oils to help reap the maximum benefits.
CBD Tinctures: CBD is also safe to ingest. Most spa’s will offer you a cup of tea with CBD tinctures to take your relaxation experience to the next level. While a plain CBD tincture usually has a grass-like, earthy flavor to it, when it is diluted with other ingredients like water or ginger, it usually masks the CBD taste.
CBD Aromatherapy: Besides using CBD topically and ingesting it, there are also great benefits of using CBD oils in diffusers, baths, and even saunas. When CBD vapor enters up the nasal passage, it is carried to the brain to allow the mind to truly relax and let go.
TAKING REJUVENATION TO NEW HEIGHTS
Spas have truly become a mind, body, and soul experience by incorporating the benefits of cannabis and deep relaxation massage techniques, allowing guests to truly recharge and reset before they step back into a normal routine-like world. Here are seven CBD treatments you can try now.
1. Anantara Bophut Koh Samui, Thailand
Anantara Bophut Koh Samui, apart from being one of the most sought-after wellness destinations in Thailand, is known for its enchanting spa. Their traditional Thai massages and western facials are an integral part of anyone’s visit to Anantara Bophut.
They’ve taken rejuvenation a notch higher by offering three different cannabis-infused treatments in their spa menu – namely the Restful Slumber Journey, The Cannabis Stress-Release Journey, and the Head to Toe Calming Journey.
Each treatment comes with a mix and match of traditional massage techniques incorporated with CBD. Their CBD program utilizes CBD blended essential oils, a CBD foot soak or bath, CBD infused herbal compress ball, and even a cannabis tea for total relaxation.
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2. SchlossHotel Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt is a car-free village with some of the most stunning sceneries of the swiss alps. Visitors often make the trip to enjoy hiking trails, skiing adventures, and an active relaxation holiday. Considering how tourists often flock here to recharge, it comes as no surprise that Europe’s very first CBD spa is found here.
SchlossHotel Zermatt teamed up with SwissCBD in opening a CBD spa where after a full day in the active outdoors, guests are invited to leave behind all their worries and surrender to relaxation. There is not one but an array of CBD treatments guests can delight themselves with. From massages with CBD oils to steaming off in a CBD herbal sauna or taking a multi-sensory shower with CBD fragrances, these services allow visitors to enter a new dimension of relaxation.
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3. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Stress-related sleep issues are common amongst the locals of Hong Kong, it is after all one of the world’s fastest-paced cities. To address the issue, The Oriental Spa launched a luxurious CBD Sleep Therapy treatment. This makes The Landmark Mandarin Oriental the first luxury hotel in the country to incorporate CBD in its spa menu.
The 90-minute therapy starts with ingesting and applying certified CBD tinctures and oils by Swiss company Kiara. A company that guarantees using only the highest pharmaceutical grade quality ingredients in their products.
The products combined with Mandarin Oriental’s holistic massage techniques focus on various pressure points resulting in customers leaving the spa with more restful sleep and anxiety relief.
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4. Ildi Pekar Wellness Studio New York, USA
New York-based celebrity aesthetician Ildi Pekar is known for combining traditional remedies with advanced high-technology machines. She is the go-to facialist for celebrities like Miranda Kerr, Lindsay Ellingson, and Irina Shayk.
One of her famous facials is the CBD Vibe Facial, which is a combination of electric stimulation, oxygen therapy, and her very own range of CBD products – including CBD tincture, CBD topical oil, CBD-infused exfoliating face polish, and a CBD-infused serum. Customers get to walk out of a treatment with visibly revitalized skin, lessened inflammation, and balanced PH levels in the skin amongst the other benefits.
5. Bellacures Los Angeles, USA
If you thought that CBD treatments were limited to massages and facials, then wait until you see how your regular manicure and pedicures are given the CBD twist. Bellacures, a chain of nail spas across Los Angeles partnered with Kush Queen, by using their line of CBD-infused bath bombs, body scrubs, and lotions in their services, calling it cannicures. They even offer you a bar of CBD-infused chocolate to help you enjoy your pampering session from within.
6. Cliveden House, UK
Cliveden House is truly the depiction of opulence and luxury. During its 350-year history, Cliveden house has hosted members of the royal family and many notable politicians, celebrities, and artists.
In the beautiful setting of the Cliveden Spa, set within secluded walled gardens, guests visiting the luxury country house hotel can now experience CBD treatments to discover a true sense of wellbeing and relaxation.
Cliveden has partnered with premium CBD brand OTO from the UK, in developing treatments that include overnight stays. The OTO sleep experience includes a personalized 90-minute OTO massage using powerful massage strokes, CBD, crystal placements, and music to help you rediscover yourself. It also includes a night stay, a sleep selection kit, pillow mist, along with either a 60-minute private yoga or private sound healing session. They also offer spa days on selected dates of the year.
7. St Julien Hotel & Spa Colorado, US
It is impossible to speak of CBD spa treatments without mentioning one from Colorado, the first state in the US to legalize recreational use of cannabis.
The St Julien Hotel & Spa’s Ultimate Colorado Bliss CBD Treatment takes our pick. The treatment starts with a lavender scrub, followed by a CBD-infused body butter wrap, and a hot oil scalp massage with lavender oil. The treatment then continues with a 50 or 80-minute full-body massage with CBD oil to quiet the mind and relax the body. Finally, the treatment ends with a nice glass of CBD-infused tea. (Talk about head-to-toe relaxation!)