A Guide to the Hotels Adding CBD to Their Spa Treatments

12th October 2019

Due to its anti-inflammatory and calming effects CBD, also known as cannabidiol, seems to be available in almost all areas today ranging from coffee and kombucha to body lotions. According to scientific research by universities and biopharmaceutical companies, the cannabis-based compound can alleviate various health issues. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any intoxicating effects and is not the element that ‘makes you high’. The FDA recently received approval for CBD-derived drugs to help with acne and seizures.

Despite the growing popularity, CBD continues to have a rather ‘murky’ legal standing. According to the FDA, federal guidelines can be enforced based on the location, how it is made, where you can purchase the marijuana, and how it is being utilised. More research is required to evaluate the potential of CBD-based products. However, for now, there is no regulation to stop hotels in the USA from jumping on the CBD bandwagon. Below are some of the products you may encounter during a stay at a hotel.

Topical Oils and Balms

Spas and hotels are placing CBD-based products, such as lotions and oils, on their treatment menus. The use is based on evidence of CBD’s ability to warm the area and, when applied to the skin, can ease muscle pain and stiff joints. People can book CBD Relief and Recovery massages at the Florida Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The massage therapy uses five different preparations of cannabis and hemp – the THC-free compound in marijuana. The Logan Hotel in Philadelphia also offers CBD massage therapy using exfoliating scrubs and massage oils. At the Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, people can enjoy hydrotherapy with CBD-infused bath oil.


Hoteliers at The Standard recently collaborated with the CBD brand, Lord Jones, to release a limited-edition cannabis edible. The blood-orange products contain approximately 20 milligrams of CBD – a commonly recommended product dosage. This edible can be located in mini bars at the Miami Beach property of The Standard. Hollywood locations are introducing full-fledged dispensaries later in 2019. Derek Simcik, the executive chef at the West Coast’s Thompson Seattle, hosts pop-ups at the site using local pot shops and cannabis authorities.

Shrubs, Bitters and Tinctures

CBD has also started appearing on bar menus – primarily in locations where marijuana is legal for recreational purposes. The Jupiter Next in Portland, Oregon, will add a flavoured CBD shot along with coffee orders at in-house cafes. Denver’s Hotel Teatro laces the White Russian shot using CBD-infused turmeric and pepper oil. St Julien in Boulder, Colorado, offers a relaxing cup of CBD-infused tea as part of spa packages.

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