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All the ways Hemp Seed Oil can elevate your massage experience

Updated: Apr 15

By Shreya R

Massages are powerful; just the thought of getting a massage, feeling the therapist’s touch on your skin, and being enwombed in a dimly lit room that smells serene can induce a feel-good sensation. Who doesn't love a good massage? They are second to none in most people’s books because they've been around since we could prioritize relaxation and have now branched out into creative niches that give you precisely the nurture you need. Deep tissue, aromatherapy, hot stone, Swedish, reflexology, and sports massages, are some of the most popular massage techniques to relieve pain and release those endorphins. 

However, whether it’s the right ambiance, the perfect accessories, or tasteful products, certain add-ons can immediately exalt the effects of a massage. In this article, we’ll dive into why Hemp Seed Oil shows great potential to be one of them. With its ability to deposit essential nutrients into your skin during the session, enhance the therapeutic aspects of your experience, and remain an eco-friendly option, Hemp Seed Oil seems to be the perfect medium for massage therapists and recipients alike. Sound too good to be true? Let’s unpack this!

The ancient roots of massage therapy

Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine that originated in India over 3000 years ago and is practiced and revered even today. Within this system, there are several recommended daily practices, and  ‘Abhyanga’ or Oil massage is an important one. Using the wisdom of Ayurvedic techniques, warm Oil is massaged into the skin, aiding joint health, enhancing circulation, nourishing the tissues, and delivering essential nutrients deeper into your body through the skin. While we can’t say for sure whether Hemp Seed Oil was used for Abhyanga in ancient times, the cultivation of Hemp is historically rooted in the Indian subcontinent and culture, to the extent that it is considered one of five sacred herbs in Ayurveda. Ayurveda and Hemp are deeply interwoven into India’s cultural tapestry and this is one of the reasons why Hemp Seed Oil has seamlessly made its way back into the spotlight in recent times.

Hemp Seed Oil: The gift that keeps on giving

Aside from its rich history, Hemp Seed Oil is a great medium for massage therapists to work their magic on your body for several reasons. To begin with, its non-comedogenic nature makes it a dream for clients considering how easily it is absorbed into their skin while still letting the pores breathe. Moreover, it delivers an array of benefits that set it apart from various promising Oils. For instance, it is replete with antioxidants and healthy fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6 that decrease inflammation, and increase moisture retention, thereby restoring your skin to its smooth, supple, and healthy form. The Linoleic Acid or Omega 6 in Hemp Oil also has potent anti-aging properties — widely coveted across most topical products today. When the Hemp Oil is infused with relaxing essential Oils like Lavender or Rosemary, the recipient benefits from their aromatic and therapeutic effects, making the whole experience that much more divine. 

Furthermore, the Hemp plant is composed of numerous Cannabinoids that support the endocannabinoid system — a property that has gained significant scientific attention owing to its regulatory capabilities related to sleep, mood, pain management, and even immune functions. The most interesting part is that there are cannabinoid receptors on your skin too, so when you apply Hemp Oil topically, you’re essentially nourishing your body's largest organ. To experience this synergetic effect with your body, and allow the massage to go beyond pleasure and momentary relaxation, it’s best to work with Hemp Seed Oil considering how it delivers a multitude of benefits that are not just skin deep.

Several studies have shown that applying Hemp Seed Oil topically is perfect for those looking for natural alternatives to pain relief, inflammation, and swelling. This can be attributed to its soothing properties and immunity support assisting those struggling with skin rashes, muscle discomfort, pain burns, and more. How much you apply is up to you or the massage therapist; try it out a couple of times and continue applying based on your personal results.

If we zoom out to examine the more holistic motive of choosing Hemp, it’s important to note its positive environmental impact. Hemp is renowned for being a no-fuss crop that requires very little water, and barely any pesticides. It also acts as a carbon sink, absorbing, instead of emitting, CO2. It is also one of the fastest-growing plants on earth, giving the mighty bamboo a run for its money.

While innumerable Oils promise excellent results, Hemp Seed Oil emerges as a versatile addition to massage therapy routines, benefitting practitioners and recipients alike. Whether it's the rich array of nutrients it delivers, its deeper impact on your mind and body, or its sustainable properties, Hemp Seed Oil is an all-rounder and an exceptional choice for your massage experience. Embracing the natural goodness of Hemp Seed Oil is sure to deliver a truly rejuvenating massage experience, and we invite you to start your journey with our all-natural, cold-processed Hemp Seed Oil!

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