I love to make herbal oils for massage. One of my favorites is simple—cedar leaves infused in organic olive oil. I also use Ayurvedic herbal oil blends by Banyan Botanicals that help soften muscles and tendons, reduce inflammation, and rebalance your constitution. These are all included in your treatment as needed.
Lately, people have been asking me a lot about CBD oil, so now I’m offering it as an add-on for Acupuncture and Massage treatments. I also have high potency CBD products for sale made locally by Meg at The Nurtured Way in Marlboro, VT.
Personally, I’ve found that CBD oil helps reduce pain and inflammation, and internally can be helpful for insomnia, headaches, and body pain. Research is just beginning to explore the effects of CBD, and some European studies have found it to reduce inflammation associated with arthritis.
Then again, while CBD is trendy and might boost pain relief somewhat, it’s not a cure-all, and it’s important not to overlook all the other herbs in our yards and forests that have their own magical healing properties.