Paraffin Wax Treatment
You have likely heard of a paraffin wax treatment in a salon or spa, but did you know that a wax treatment has other benefits that go beyond cosmetics? This treatment can be administered for pain relief.
If you’re considering a paraffin wax treatment at Body Mind Wellness Acupuncture, here is what you can expect from your treatment and experience.
What Is Paraffin Wax?
Paraffin wax is a colorless, odorless wax derived from petroleum. It is not sticky and does not clog pores. One of the reasons paraffin wax works so well is that it holds moisture in the skin and sloughs off dead skin cells without damaging the skin at all. It’s rejuvenating and refreshing, leaving the skin incredibly smooth.
Paraffin Treatment Therapy
Aside from healing dry, cracked, and damaged skin, paraffin can help those dealing with physical therapy. It offers wonderful advantages for those suffering from conditions such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Pain stemming from an injury
The main reason why paraffin wax works so well for therapy is because of the heat it provides. This type of therapy is called thermotherapy.
Thermotherapy uses heat to relax soreness and comfort the areas of pain. It also increases blood flow and circulation, which can result in more oxygen to these areas and relieve some of the pain.
Paraffin Treatment for Pain
Paraffin wax treatment is an excellent option to combat pain from severe and debilitating illnesses. It’s comforting and calming and can help you manage your pain safely. The wax is applied to specific areas of the body to ease the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis.