From massages to pedicures, here’s how local spas are using CBD-infused products to enhance wellness throughout the region.
There’s a trend in the wellness community that is on track to become a mainstay in health treatments. CBD, aka cannabidiol, an extract that comes from the cannabis plant, is being used in everything from acne medication to massage oils, with the hopes of treating common health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, inflammation, insomnia and even heart disease. Below, find four local spas who are on board with the movement.
The Treatments: Hemp-Infused CBD Pedicure, Hemp-Infused CBD Hydration Ritual and CBD Renew and Restore Massage
What to Expect: Pedicure: Soak your soles in a hemp extract-infused bath, mixed with lemongrass essential oils. The pedicure includes a soak, nail filing, shaping, exfoliation and cuticle work, finished with nail polish or buffing. Hydration Ritual: This service is a mix of dry-brushing with a 50-minute massage, using hemp-infused massage oil. The result: dehydrated skin will become hydrated and smooth. Massage: A customizable massage, hemp-infused products will be used throughout the treatment. Plus, take home CBD bath effervescents to continue the relaxation post-spa day. // 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean; $75 pedicure, $185 hydration ritual, $195-$245 massage
The Treatment: CBD and LED Phototherapy Massage
What to Expect: The 90- to 120-minute custom massage uses CBD and LED light therapy to alleviate pain and ease muscle tension. The spa’s CBD lotion is a combination of CBD oil, magnesium, arnica and lavender essential oils. // 485 Carlisle Drive, Herndon; calvertrejuventations.com; from $240
The Treatment: Therapeutic Massage with CBD Oil
What to Expect: A massage therapist will combine a variety of techniques, including deep tissue massage, sports massage and reflexology, to give you a customized session. CBD oil is used in place of the typical massage oil to help glide pressure across the body. // 309 S. Washington St., Alexandria; from $60
The Treatment: CBD Massage
What to Expect: During the massage, CBD oil will be applied to specific areas of the body causing discomfort, including joint pain, inflammation and headaches. Select the magnesium add-on to further relax muscles, fatigue and anxiety. // 2855 Duke St., Alexandria; $115 massage, $10 magnesium add-on