What is involved in a paraffin wax treatment?
A paraffin wax treatment is a luxurious spa treatment that is intended to moisturise and soften the skin and is most often applied to the hands and feet as components of manicures and pedicures respectively.
Physicians, Physiotherapists and Arthritis specialists, have recommended Paraffin Wax therapy since 1962, and although it is probably one of the most under-rated treatments, it is now making a come back. The warm paraffin is one of the most effective ways of applying heat to reduce the swelling in muscles, decrease inflammation of joints and connective tissues, soothe the pain from arthritis and improve circulation. During a treatment clients dip their hands or feet into the melted wax one or more times to coat the skin, the hands or feet are then wrapped in plastic, or some other non-absorbent material and left to "soak" in the layer of wax for up to half an hour. During this time, the paraffin wax infuses moisture in to the skin, relieving tired aching feet or hands and leaving them feeling great. Paraffin wax treatments are particularly popular in winter as the skin is bathed in warmth, which helps the pores to open, the skin to soften and in turn help moisturise dry and cracked skin.