Ava Bella Day Spa in Little Rock, Arkansas now offers facials, massages, and pedicures using cannabidiol (CBD) infused products.
The spa uses products that contain CBD derived from hemp grown in Colorado. Hemp-derived CBD is gaining popularity not only in Arkansas but all over the world. It contains less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the high inducing component of cannabis. This means that hemp-derived CBD products provide all the benefits of cannabis, without causing any intoxication.
DeeDee Helbig, the owner of the spa, is confident that the new range of services will get a better therapeutic result. She pointed out that the biggest difference clients notice when getting a massage with CBD-infused products is pain relief.
Helbig also mentioned that CBD oil brings blood to the surface during the massage. This increases cell turnover and boosts collagen production.
Arkansas passed the Industrial Hemp Act last year, which opened opportunities for CBD businesses to expand to Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Health recommends choosing CBD oil carefully, to ensure it doesn’t contain more than 0.3% of THC.
People with anxiety, especially those trying to steer away from synthetic medicines, now have the option to choose CBD to relieve stress. Its addition to spa treatments is bound to gain more customers because it can treat the symptoms of anxiety and pain.
Users of CBD oil swear by its efficacy. A clinical trial called Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders indicates CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for multiple anxiety disorders. However, the report points out that its chronic and therapeutic effects need to be studied further in relevant clinical populations.
Many biotech companies have developed hemp-derived CBD products for different purposes like pain and stress relief. As consumer awareness about CBD increases, analysts expect the demand for CBD products to rise. The Hemp Business Journal predicts that the market for CBD products will grow to $2.1 billion by 2020.