Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive substance found in the cannabis sativa plant. When consumed, either orally or by inhalation, CBD interacts with neuroreceptors in your endocannabinoid system, which helps to regulate your movement, mood, homeostasis, and immune system.
It has become increasingly popular in recent years for its natural effects in calming and managing feelings of anxiety. In fact, the UK is the second largest CBD consumer in the world, behind the US.
Studies have also shown that CBD reduces the behavioural symptoms of anxiety and physiological symptoms with people reporting more control over adverse feelings.
CBD comes in many forms, so if you fancy giving the natural remedy a go there is options to choose from including CBD oil, gummy bears, cookies, CBD drinks, vapes, and muscle balm – to name a few.
A lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. Lymphatic massage aims to improve the flow of lymph fluid, which should reduce swelling.
The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from body tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Massage treatment can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, or other conditions.
It can be done by a specialist or practised using techniques at home.
The results can improve circulation, reduce swelling, relieve symptoms of stiffness and can even aid mental health outcomes.