After your first experience with a Paraffin Wax Therapy everyone has the same response: how wonderful and rejuvenating it feels. The warmth soothingly stimulates the reflex points of hands and feet sending pulses of healing energy throughout the body.
You may be surprised at what Paraffin Therapy Treatments can do for you. Although many consider it a luxury at a salon or spa, paraffin wax treatments have valuable health benefits that can assist with any number of ailments and symptoms. At the very least, it leaves you feeling great even if you don’t have any of the symptoms listed below.
How a Paraffin Treatment Works
A special Paraffin Wax is heated and applied to your hands or feet. It is commonly left on for about 15 minutes or until it cools. Paraffin Hand or Paraffin Foot Therapy is commonly used in heat therapy treatments for people with arthritis or rheumatism. Heat helps increase blood flow and relaxes the muscles, which relieves the discomfort caused by arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.
Because paraffin wax treatments are a form of heat therapy, they’re often used for muscle, tendon and ligament ailments including sports injuries. As with conditions like arthritis, they increase blood flow, improve joint stiffness and reduce pain. They’re also used to treat bursitis, tendinitis, sprains and pulled muscles. The wax we use has been laboratory tested to be hygienically safe to use. It is colorless, tasteless and odorless. Because it has a heavy molecular structure, it increases the blood supply to the area being treated. It traps moisture from underlying layers of the skin, resulting in rejuvenated and nourished skin. Paraffin treatments soften dry skin and can increase the skin’s elasticity, allowing for increased movement and mobility especially in the hands.
Conditions Helped with Paraffin Wax Treatments
In summary, paraffin heat therapy treatments are commonly used to treat all of the following conditions:
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscle Pulls
- Overworked/Fatigued Muscle
- Scar Tissue
- Sports injuries
- Stiff Joints
- Tennis Elbow
- And more…
Contraindications for Paraffin Treatments
Paraffin Treatments are not recommended for people with the following conditions:
- Varicose Veins