By Heather Bishop
Four years into our CBD journey at Osmosis Day Spa, we reflect on the transformative impact of integrating this remarkable element into our spa services. Back in 2019, our venture into the realm of CBD was a confident stride into uncharted territory. We believed in its potential as we introduced a CBD massage upgrade meticulously curated after months of intensive research. The outcome was beyond our expectations—our guests adored it, and our staff embraced it wholeheartedly. This addition not only brought effective pain relief to our massage services but also instilled confidence in our guests, knowing they were experiencing a thoughtful CBD-enhanced treatment using effective and high quality products.
As our journey progressed, our passion for CBD’s potential only intensified. We were driven to explore further avenues while aiming to support local bay area business. This led us to introduce a remarkable line of premium CBD products from Vital Body Therapeutics in January 2023. Originating from a woman-owned company in Santa Cruz, these products revolutionized not just our massage services but also found their way into our facials and cedar enzyme bath treatments. What started as a single upgrade burgeoned into an array of offerings, each designed to elevate the relaxation and therapeutic benefits our guests experience during their time with us.
Our profound engagement with CBD has revealed its multifaceted benefits, illuminating its pivotal role in pain and stress relief, reduced anxiety and better sleep, and improved skin health. It is ancient medicine, from a plant that has evolved alongside humans for thousands of years, that works synergistically with our regulatory endocannabinoid system.
Why We Love Vital Body Therapeutics
At the heart of our CBD offerings lies Vital Body Therapeutics, a pioneering company started by two massage therapists committed to delivering excellence in holistic wellness. Their dedication to quality is evident through their meticulous sourcing of 100% organic CBD, ensuring purity and potency. With a stringent third-party testing process and Certificates of Analysis (COAs), they uphold transparency and guarantee that all their CBD products are as clean and natural as possible. Recognizing hemp’s exceptional ability to absorb toxins from soil, Vital Body Therapeutics has taken extra measures to work with a farm that prioritizes clean soil, free of contaminants, ensuring a broad spectrum CBD oil that is pristinely organic. Beyond this what sets them apart is their innovative approach to ingredients, incorporating a proprietary blend of plant based ingredients meticulously chosen to amplify the effects of CBD. This blend includes Calendula, Chamomile, Comfrey, Dandelion, Ginger, Menthol, and Grapefruit Seed Extract, along with essential oils like Eucalyptus, Orange, Lavender, Cedarwood, and Vetiver. This thoughtfully crafted fusion not only enhances the impact of CBD but also synergizes to provide a comprehensive and enriching wellness experience.
So How Does CBD Work Again?
The endocannabinoid system, a complex regulatory system that works through nerve signals, serves as a crucial regulator for various bodily functions, including: stress, pain, behavior, mood, memory, inflammation, and immunity. This intricate system, consisting of receptors and naturally produced molecules, operates to create balance throughout the body. These receptors are found not only on the skin but also within nearly every bodily system and on major organs, intricately intertwined with our circulatory and nervous systems. Remarkably, CBD and other cannabinoids act as stimulants for this system, enhancing its efficacy and stimulating our own endocannabinoid production. The results? Almost too good to be true.
Pain and Stress Relief
Numerous studies, corroborated by our extensive experience here at Osmosis, affirm CBD’s remarkable attributes, notably its analgesic properties and potent anti-inflammatory effects. Integrating CBD with massage therapy accentuates this synergy, capitalizing on massage’s innate capacity to diminish the production of stress hormones and deactivate the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response. This unique amalgamation yields a profound blend of benefits— pain relief coupled with a heightened state of relaxation. By harmonizing CBD’s therapeutic prowess with the soothing touch of massage, individuals not only find relief from discomfort but also embrace a profound sense of tranquility and rejuvenation. Our Vital Body CBD Tincture has been an amazing addition to our cedar enzyme bath treatment, enhancing all of the bath’s naturally soothing and pain relieving effects.
Reduced Anxiety and Better Sleep
The multifaceted potential of CBD extends beyond stress reduction and pain relief, encompassing a remarkable impact on anxiety alleviation and improved sleep quality. Research underscores CBD’s role in mitigating anxiety by interacting with serotonin receptors in the brain. This interaction fosters a calming effect, curbing anxiety levels and promoting a sense of tranquility. Additionally, CBD’s influence on sleep patterns has garnered attention, with studies suggesting its ability to address underlying factors contributing to sleep disturbances. By regulating sleep cycles and reducing factors such as anxiety or discomfort that impede restful sleep, CBD offers a natural pathway to enhanced sleep quality. This is another area where our CBD tincture shines, and would make an excellent addition to any home health regimen for improved sleep and stress reduction.
Improved Skin Health
Beyond its systemic benefits, CBD holds promise for transforming skin health. Studies have shown CBD’s remarkable ability to regulate sebum production in the skin and hair follicles. This property not only aids in preventing acne breakouts but also contributes to a more balanced complexion. CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties further contribute to skin wellness, mitigating oxidative stress and calming inflamed skin conditions. By modulating oil production, supporting pH equilibrium, and offering anti-inflammatory benefits, CBD emerges as a versatile ally in nurturing skin health, offering a natural and holistic approach to skincare. Our Vital Body CBD facial oil not only contains organic CBD for the above effects, but also includes a variety of other skin brightening and soothing ingredients. We are in love with this product as we have witnessed the incredible effects on the skin, both for our clients and our staff.
Come Find Out For Yourself!
As we celebrate four transformative years into our CBD journey at Osmosis Day Spa, we are thrilled to highlight the extraordinary benefits of our CBD products and treatment upgrades throughout the month of January. We hope you will come to explore our signature treatments enhanced by our CBD upgrades, and embrace the opportunity to indulge in a rejuvenating experience crafted to enhance relaxation, alleviate pain, and nourish skin health.
We warmly invite you to join us for an exclusive Locals Night on January 31st, where you can come enjoy Osmosis at night – savoring mini-treatments, indulging in wine and delectable bites, and engaging in a firsthand experience with our exceptional CBD products.