Paraffin Wax Treatment

Paraffin treatmentYou have seen it in candles and crayons and lipstick! As a child, you have probably even used it to decorate Easter eggs!

Paraffin wax is a mineral wax derived from petroleum with a low melting point, meaning it melts at a temperature cool enough to safely immerse your skin. It is an emollient approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment to soften and smooth the skin. Paraffin wax has a long history of treating a variety of physical conditions. It has become popular in physical therapy for treatment of pain and sports related injuries.
Paraffin wax is useful for many conditions:

  • Dry, Cracked Skin
  • Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Scleroderma

The heat helps to increase blood flow and relax the pain caused by arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Paraffin wax can even help soften hardened skin caused by scleroderma, in which collagen accumulates on the body. Paraffin wax will increase skin elasticity, allowing for increased movement and mobility, especially on the skin covering the hands and feet. Paraffin wax helps to increase blood flow, improve joint stiffness and reduce pain. It is used to treat bursitis, tendonitis, sprains and pulled muscles. The cooled wax removes dead skin cells leaving the skin smoother. Paraffin wax is especially good for soothing dry, cracked hands and feet. It is an excellent moisturizer because it forms a light, waterproof coating over your skin that helps it to retain the oils produced by your body.

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