Paraffin therapy

What is therapy wax ?

Wax therapy is mainly used on  hands and is often used by hand therapists in a hospital setting along with an exercise program. You can also get advice on where to purchase wax baths privately.Wax bath therapy is used to  provide pain relief and comfort, to assist with muscle relaxation and to relieve stiffness and help improve movement before exercise.Paraffin wax has a very high heat capacity ,wax is able to absorb and retain a great amount of heat. In technical terms, heat is transferred to the core of the affected area as paraffin goes through a phase change. As it melts, the paraffin becomes liquid and is able to retain more heat. Then, when a hand, foot, or other area is dipped into the heated bath, the phase of the paraffin that surrounds the dipped area quickly changes into a solid. The heat that is given off is called the heat of fusion.More simply, the heat that goes into melting the paraffin comes out when it solidifies into a comforting paraffin coating, thus transferring the heat into the affected limb. Another way to look at it is the paraffin is the medium that transfers heat from the thera bath to the painful area.At the same time, the heat from the paraffin opens pores and increases circulation in the skin. This is why paraffin is so beneficial to skin, leaving skin softened and more radiant

safety of wax therapy

Paraffin wax bath therapy is safe, although you should take care with home kits not to heat the wax too much. You shouldn’t use wax bath therapy if you have cuts, open sores or inflammatory skin conditionsIn this situation it can be very helpful for your skin and muscles 

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