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Paraffin Body Specific Treatments

Hands~Feet~Back~Joints~Face

 

 

 

Paraffin Treatments

 



Soothe those achy muscles & stiff/arthritic joints/ligaments; reduce pain.

►Softens and moisturizes rough dry itchy skin, enriched with vitamin E, specially formulated for hydrating and superb heat retention

►Increases blood flow thru thermotherapy ~ pain management for heat treatment of arthritis, inflammation, strains, muscle spasms, and more

►A paraffin wax treatment is when the feet/hands & or a joint/muscles throughout the body are wrapped for up to 20 min

►Paraffin wax is a luxury spa treatment that moisturises and softens the skin

 In short, paraffin is a drug-free, non-invasive method of applying heat to relieve muscle stiffness and joint pain.

Useful in symptomatic relief of pain caused by medically diagnosed:

  • arthritis
  • bursitis
  • chronic joint inflammation

Relaxes:muscles

  • relieves stiffness
  • muscle spasms
  • stimulates circulation

May be prescribed for:

  • post fracture
  • post-dislocation treatment
  • for sprains
  • strains
  • for restriction of motion due to scar tissue
  • for other conditions for which heat is indicated
  • May be prescribed in certain peripheral vascular diseases

Commonly used prior to:

  • therapeutic exercise
  • massage 

Because paraffin reduces joint pain, relieves stiffness, stimulates circulation, and moisturizes skin, warm paraffin is an ideal self-care remedy for many of these conditions.

When heat is applied, the blood vessels expand, bringing more circulation to the affected area, increasing healing nutrients and oxygen at the cellular level and removing waste products that cause inflammation and stiffness. A temporary increase in the pain threshold, a decrease in muscle spasms, and an increase in flexibility occur, significantly benefitting the outcome of therapeutic range of motion (ROM) exercises. Topical heat also results in an increase in skin pliability and is often prescribed in the post-inflammatory phase of injury and for chronic pain conditions such as arthritis.

►Paraffin rejuvenates skin in two ways: 

             ►through increased circulation and

                ►topical moisturization

Heat enhances blood flow to the small capillaries in the skin, sweat from the eccrine glands and sebum from the sebaceous glands  is increased, flushing dirt and grime from pores to give skin a healthy-looking glow. In addition, increased blood flow brings beneficial nutrients to the skin naturally. Paired with an effective skin moisturizer, it’s no wonder that paraffin has such a dramatic effect on the skin.

For the heat treatment of arthritis pain and stiffness, inflammation, strains, muscle spasms, and more.

Contra-Indications

►open cuts or wounds

► inflammatory skin conditions, neoplasm (growths)
►peripheral vascular disease where circulation is impaired

►acute inflammation

►or when sensation of the extremity is reduced or absent: if you have lost feeling in your hand or foot, such as from diabetes (diabetic neuropathy)

►hemorrhaging

►abnormal sensitivity to heat
►Discontinue use if dermatitis due to paraffin sensitivity occurs

►Discontinue use if wax feels too hot or cool, which could indicate health problems with the user

► Make sure the wax temperature is no more than 51°C (125°F) when you start your treatment.


Paraffin Body Specific Treatments

Hands $12/pair
Feet $15/pair
Knee $15
Elbow $15
Shoulder $20
Back $20
Full Arm $45
Full Leg $65