Paraffin Wax

Marlies Russell RMT B.A.

Marlies Russell RMT B.A.


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Interactive Flex Massage - Paraffin Wax TreatmentsParaffin wax is a mineral wax whose use dates back to the Roman Empire in relation to massage.

Paraffin wax is a common option in heat therapy treatments for people with arthritis or other rheumatic diseases.  Why is it so beneficial?  The heat from paraffin penetrates deeper into joints more than any other heat source because of the layers of wax encasing the joint.  This shell allows the heat to continue to penetrate long after the outer shell of wax has hardened.  The heat helps increase blood flow and relax muscles, which can help relieve pain caused by arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.  Paraffin wax can even soften hardened skin caused by scleroderma, a disease in which collagen accumulates on the body.  It increases the skin’s elasticity, allowing for increased movement and mobility, especially in the hands.

elbowHeat therapy is often used for muscle, tendon and ligament ailments. As with conditions like arthritis, heat increases blood flow, improves joint stiffness and reduces pain. Heat is also used to treat bursitis, tendonitis, sprains and pulled muscles.

So treat yourself to a paraffin wax dip for your hands and feet.  You’ll be glad you did!