CBD spa treatments at Heavenly Spa at The Westin London City
Are you seeking emotional wellness over the festive season?
CBD is not new, but many of us are still discovering it for the first time. What entered the wellness market with trepidation and an association with cannabis has quickly let its own merits speak for itself, especially when it comes to spa treatments.
In keeping with their holistic approach to luxury wellbeing Heavenly Spa at The Westin London City has now introduced CBD massages and body rituals, working with the OTO product line, with great results. Here's what you need to know.
CBD for wellbeing
CBD is an extract found in marijuana, but unlike the drug, it doesn't contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient that produces a high.
Instead, studies have found CBD to have beneficial effects that have made it popular in the wellbeing sphere. Several studies have described CBD as a multitarget molecule, acting as an adaptogen - which is to say, it helps bring the body back into balance.
Meanwhile, brands like OTO have taken the product and turned it into luxurious products targeted at different outcomes such as improving sleep, aiding relaxation, improving focus and even in skincare.
Heavenly Spa, Director Jenny Jones, says: "A lot of the time when people talk about CBD they think about cannabis, but this is a natural extract that really helps with sleep, anxiety and nervousness. It’s amazing how calm you feel after a treatment - both the therapist and the client."
CBD wellbeing benefits
CBD or Cannabidiol can be taken in multiple forms including topically as oils, lotions and serums, or consumed in the forms of dummies, edibles and capsules. Depending on how it's taken, the most notable wellbeing benefits are reported as:
A calming effect for anxiety and depression
Improved joint function
As an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
Ease aching muscles
CBD in spa treatments
Given the benefits of CBD, it's easy to see how they correlate with wellbeing environments and philosophies. At Heavenly Spa at The Westin London City, it is particularly aligned with their wellbeing objectives - helping spa guests to bring wellbeing into everyday experiences and carrying that feel-good factor into their work, home, fitness and other aspects of their day. As a result, they chose to work with OTO having tried and tested multiple other brands, because of the quality of their ingredients and the efficacy of their products - in short, they really saw results.
Jenny says: "We chose to work with OTO because they're very knowledgeable in their field and we have created three different treatments with their products - we have a focus range, amplify and balance. They're designed to make sure you get the right amount of CBD to provide the desired benefit, combining the use of a rollerball applied to pressure points, massage using CBD oil, and a CBD seltzer drink after your treatment as well. You don’t feel fuzzy headed or anything afterwards, the therapies just have a very stabilising effect which is hard to describe until you've experienced it. We also sell CBD drops, which you put under your tongue - there are so many different elements to it and so many people rebook as soon as they come out of their massage!"
What to expect in your spa treatment
The three CBD treatments available at The Westin, include CBD Pause and Rebalance, CBD Refocus and Calm and CBD Tension Release. They include:
CBD Pause and Rebalance
Designed to be deeply restorative and help with sleep.
This full body massage uses CBD oil infused with Jasmine, Helichrysum and Roman Chamomile to calm the nervous system, resulting in deep relaxation. Combined with an OTO signature sound therapy and Rose Quartz crystal, used for its deep inner healing properties, it delivers a powerful balancing and restoring experience.
CBD Refocus and Calm
Designed to calm and refocus a busy mind.
Also a full body treatment, this time including a stimulating scalp and foot massage, CBD Refocus and Calm uses CBD oil infused with Ginger, Black Pepper and Frankincense, renowned for their anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Combined with an OTO signature sound therapy and the harmonising qualities of the aventurine crystal, it helps reduce feelings of anxiety and improve concentration.
CBD Tension Release
Designed to ease tension and unravel tightness in tired muscles.
Another full body treatment, CBD Tension Release uses CBD oil infused with Bitter Orange, Grapefruit and Juniper Berry, coupled with a handcrafted bamboo roller to rejuvenate deeper levels of the muscle. Combined with an OTO signature sound therapy and a Red Jasper crystal, renowned strong grounding properties, the result is a profoundly regenerative experience.
Try the CBD Tension Release spa day experience at Heavenly Spa at The Westin London City including a 90-minute CBD Tension Release Massage and two-hours using the spa facilities.
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