Paraffin wax bath treatments have been with us for years. Healthcare, wellness, and beauty professionals alI use this versatile natural product, . Because of the availability of of home treatment baths it has recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity by those looking for natural beauty treatments as well as a non-invasive method of home pain management.
Because of its wonderful softening and exfoliating effect on the skin it’s used in beauty clinics and spas and also nail salons as a pre pedicure or manicure treatment.
Paraffin Bath for Arthritis and Pain Management.
Physicians, occupational and massage therapists all use wax bath treatments. It is particularly used as a pain management tool in the treatment of arthritis. The heat treatment also lends itself to other chronic pain symptoms as well as simple strains, stiffness and muscular spasms.
The warming wax heat therapy assists in treat these conditions by expanding the blood vessels and also increasing blood flow. This relaxes the muscles and reduces joint stiffness. Increase in the range of movement is also noted by arthritis sufferers. See our article on pain management >>
Cosmetic Benefits of Paraffin Treatment Baths
Because paraffin is a natural emollient, it helps trap moisture in the skin. By opening the pores and removing dead skin, skin looks and feels rejuvenated. Paraffin treatment helps the skin retain its natural oils long after treatment is finished. Dry and cracked skin on and around the feet is particularly helped by paraffin baths.
How do Paraffin Wax Baths Rejuvenate the Skin
Through increased circulation and moisturisation. The heat in the melted paraffin wax increases blood flow to small capillaries in skin. Sweat from eccrine glands and sebum from sebaceous glands is increased. Dirt and grime is flushed from pores to give the skin a beautiful healthy glow.
Some forms of skin cleansing such as saunas, steam baths and other types of hydrotherapy can leave the skin dehydrated. A paraffin wax bath leaves it soft, well hydrated and pliable.
What is Paraffin Wax?
Paraffin wax is one of the safest moisturising agents used by the cosmetic industry. Discovered back in 1850, it is mostly found as a white, odourless, tasteless, waxy solid. It has a typical melting point between about 115 and 154 °F. Due to the large size of its molecules the wax stays on skin’s surface and won’t clog pores. There are many grades of wax on the market. Paraffin wax for baths is actually a food grade quality. It has been filtered for extra purity.
How to Treat Yourself with a Paraffin Wax Bath
Melt and warm the wax. Dip your feet or hands into the bath several times and build up a thick coating over several layers. To increase the skin softening effect apply a small amount of hydrating cream. You may then either cover the waxed area with a simple plastic bag and some nice warmed towels. Special mitts or boots are also available to slip on. This retains the heat for the maximum effect.
The amount of wax layers will vary depending on the treatment being administered. For pain management more layers are normally recommend.
Thats it!! And that’s when the magic starts. The wax layer will open the pores by the trapped heat against the skin. The wax can be easily peeled away when it is fully cooled. It leaves beautiful, soft and exfoliated skin.
The Therabath paraffin wax bath has two internal thermostats to ensure that the user will never immerse into wax that is too hot. It always runs in an “always safe” temperature range. The bath is will maintain the desirable therapeutic temperature range of 126 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. It can safely run 24 hours per day . It will be ready to combat pain when the user needs it.
Paraffin bath for pain relief and dry skin treatment. Dial in multiple heat settings to provides a full range of heat comfort levels. Thermal relief for relief of pain caused by arthritis, bursitis, and chronic joint inflammation. Indicator light glows when unit is operating. The paraffin wax also smooths and softens skin on hands, elbows, and feet. The unit is full size, and big enough to fit most hands, feet, or elbows. Wax melts in 60 minutes for faster relief. Includes 3 pounds of wax, 2 thermal mitts, and 30 glove liners.
The WaxWel Paraffin Wax Bath promotes soothing paraffin heat therapy for skin health and rehabilitating deep tissue injuries. This unit is ideal for heavy-duty use in clinics or to use at home as the unit is lightweight and portable. Offered with an oversized tank, the unit can accommodate a man’s size 12.5 foot and holds 6 lbs of paraffin wax. Easily bathe hands, feet, wrists, ankles and elbows in the paraffin wax. Ideal to use for the pain of arthritis and joint stiffness. It’s is great to use to soften and smooth skin too.