We Tried It: A CBD Massage

Are CBD massages all hype—or powerful elixirs for stress relief? Our beauty editor finds out.

By Heather Dunhill February 17, 2020

Ileana Mann with a client at The Skin & Body Bar

When I opted to experience the Naturopathica Chill CBD massage ($100 for an hour) with Ileana Mann at The Skin & Body Bar, I walked in without expectation, just ready to disconnect. What I was not prepared for was the all-over calm that I would feel hours and hours (and hours) afterward. I even had an incredibly restful night's sleep.

Naturopathica’s Chill Full Spectrum CBD & Kava Balm. 

If you don't know Naturopathica, it's a healing brand with an emphasis on natural therapies. Mann's tension-dissolving CBD massage centers around the brand's Chill Full Spectrum CBD and Kava Balm ($76), specifically designed to relieve stressed and overworked muscles, bodies and minds. I could probably quit writing this blog right after that sentence, right?! I could just put Ileana’s contact info right here and move on. 

But there's more. The CBD balm's ingredients are sourced from organically grown Colorado hemp, and it's CO2 extracted, the cleanest extraction method for maximum potency. The full-spectrum CBD delivers what's called an "entourage effect," meaning the use of the whole plant and ingredients beyond cannabinoids and terpenoids leads to enhanced relief. Again, it's a powerful treatment for fatigued bodies and minds.

The goodness continues: the balm is heavenly in scent and feel, and aside from the CBD, it's packed with flower extracts, vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, chlorophyll, flavonoids, and terpenes. Best, of all, it melts into your skin with every move of Ileana's skillful hands, which makes the experience feel more like a ritual rather than a massage.

OK, OK, you're sold, I'm sure. So, here's how you find Ileana Mann at The Skin & Body Bar: 3932 Swift Road, Unit A, Sarasota. Call (941) 343-7459 or click here for more info.

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