Wax bath therapy is intended to moisturise, soften the skin, improve blood circulation and reduce pain of joints. The wax bath uses paraffin wax that is soft and melts at a lower temperature than normal, therefore it does not cause any burns or blisters.

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Chilblains (Chill-Blayns) are the painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin that occur in response to repeated exposure to cold but not freezing air. Also known as pernio, chilblains can cause itching, red patches, swelling and blistering on your hands and feet.

A paraffin treatment soothes chronic joint pain and relaxes stiff muscles and improves blood flow to the treated area. It increases range of motion for people with arthritis, bursitis and other chronic conditions that cause pain and stiffness. Paraffin treatments also smooth and soften dry, rough and scaly skin. It can be helpful for chronic skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.

Paraffin wax bath treatment is a form of deep heat therapy. Liquified paraffin wax is very efficient at absorbing and retaining heat. When you dip your foot into the paraffin bath, heat transfers from the wax into the affected area as the wax solidifies. The heat increases circulation and relieves pain and stiffness. To aid in skin softening, paraffin increases blood supply to the skin, while also opening pores and trapping moisture from underlying layers of skin.

Paraffin wax bath treatment can be part of physical and occupational therapy. It can be beneficial for rehabilitation of sports injuries and other physical trauma

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