Spas across the United States are offering treatments with cannabidiol (also known as CBD), a non-euphoric compound from cannabis.
CBD oil’s been making a splash on the wellness scene this year. It makes sense—cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, offers a myriad of potential health effects. Research shows that CBD helps ease anxiety, reduces inflammation, and might be an effective treatment for acne, among dozens of other promised benefits. No wonder people think of it as the next wonder drug.
Known for offering a mildly relaxing effect, CBD oil’s now turning up at the very places where people go to bliss out: Spas. Wellness centers around the country have taken treatments to new highs by infusing spa treatments, like massages and manicures, with CBD oil. Here are 10 places where you can try a CBD oil spa treatment.
One of the newest items on the menu at Spa Anjali in Avon, CO, is the Green CBD Spa Treatment. The massage therapist starts the treatment by applying a compound made with activated hemp extract to areas of concern, like a stiff neck or achey shoulders. It creates a tingly, soothing feeling, akin to Tiger Balm. You’ll then get a 50- or 75-minute rejuvenating rubdown with hemp-based massage oil from Mary’s Nutritionals, followed by a green smoothie—perfect for sipping while you take in glorious mountain views from The Westin’s pool deck.
As the name suggests, Simply Massage does just one thing, and it does it well: Massages. But now the Colorado spa’s making its signature treatment even better with an add-on of CBD salve to any treatment. Love the effects? You can take home the extra salve and shop for CBD-infused bath bombs, lotions, and oils at Simply Massage, the resident spa the recently opened DoubleTree in Vail, CO.
Celebrity esthetician Ildi Pekar uses CBD oil in facials at her New York City studio. CREDIT: ILDI PEKAR WELLNESS STUDIO
Celebrity esthetician Ildi Pekar (who’s helped Miranda Kerr, Lindsay Ellingson and other models get glowing skin) is a master at combining traditional remedies with innovative technologies. Case in point: Pekar’s CBD Vibe Facial. It starts with electric stimulation to tighten and tone the the face. Then, your skin is hydrated with CBD oil, which has the added benefit of reducing inflammation. Finally, oxygen therapy helps balance the pH level of the skin and encourage production of collagen, resulting in a beautiful, youthful complexion. Give it a try at the Ildi Pekar Wellness Studio in New York City.
Soon, Spa Solage may even have CBD spa treatments for your dog. CREDIT: SPA SOLAGE AT SOLAGE, AN AUBERGE RESORT
With its geothermal pools and mineral-rich mud therapy, Spa Solage in Napa Valley is no stranger to channeling the healing properties of nature into its luxurious treatments. It’s now taking its natural treatments a step further by offering Healthy Lotus CBD oil in its massages, facials and body scrubs. The two-hour and 15-minute Mellow Me Out package might be the best way to experience the new offering, as it uses CBD oil in each step of the service, including the body scrub, massage, hair treatment and more. And if Fido could use a little rest and relaxation, bring him along to the pet-friendly hotel—the staff are considering giving four-legged guests CBD oil treats to calm them down after a day in the car.
Try a mani-pedi with CBD bath bombs and lotion at Bellacures nail salon in Los Angeles. CREDIT: BELLACURES
Bellacures, a chain of nail salons around Los Angeles, is taking the experience of its high-end manicures and pedicures even higher with CBD-infused products from Kush Queen. From the bath bomb used in the foot soak and the sugarcane scrub to the massage lotion and tasty chocolate dessert, many of the products used in the “Canna-cure” mani-pedi service are infused with CBD oil. You’ll leave with fingers and toes that are as polished as they are relaxed.
Just this month, the award-winning Spa at St. Julien in Boulder, CO, joined other area spas in offering CBD treatments with the launch of “The Ultimate Colorado Bliss Experience.” It starts with a full body exfoliation, for a smart reason: Scrubbing the dead cells off the skin allows for optimal absorption of the CBD products. You’ll then be gently wrapped in a lavender and sage body butter (infused with CBD oil) while you receive a hot oil scalp massage. The treatment continues with a full-body massage with CBD oil and ends with an iced tea infused with (you guessed it!) CBD oil. Talk about bliss!
The Thrival CBD Massage is a huge hit among clients at Four Moons Spa in Encinitas, CA. Why? It uses cannabidiol-infused tincture and balm throughout the therapeutic full-body massage, which aims to “adjust imbalances within the body.” Choose from 60-, 75- or 90-minute treatments at this modern wellness center.
The Willie Nelson-inspired “On the Road Again” treatment at the AWAY Spa at the W Austin includes a full-body massage with CBD oil. CREDIT: AWAY SPA AT W AUSTIN
The AWAY Spa in Austin sets itself apart from the competition with a fun menu of treatments inspired by music icons. Naturally, the spa looks to Willie Nelson for its “On the Road Again” CBD spa treatment. The service includes a full-body massage with CBD oil, along with a foot scrub, paraffin soak, hot stone neck massage and de-puffing face treatment. If you weren’t ready to get on the road again before you entered the spa, you will be after these 105 minutes of pure restoration.
Whether you want chakra balancing, deep-tissue massage, aromatherapy or life coaching, you can consider Modrn Sanctuary your one-stop shop for full mind and body wellness in New York. Now, many of the on-site practitioners are infusing CBD oil and Veritas Farms hemp oil into their treatments, including some massages, acupuncture and physical therapy. Take the experience home with you by picking up some hemp oil products from the gift shop at the NoMad wellness center.
As a high-end wellness center, The Remède Spa at The St. Regis San Francisco typically uses essential oils in its luxurious massages. The Love & Haight treatment, though, swaps them out for hot CBD oil that aims to provide calming, pain-relieving effects. Keep the relaxation going with a dip in the spa’s saltwater infinity pool or a soak in the eucalyptus steam room after your treatment.