Paraffin wax therapy can be traced all the way back to the Roman Empire. In those ancient times, the Romans would pour hot waxes on the body in preparation for a massage therapy. Later the French embraced paraffin therapy by melting paraffin wax and spreading it on wounds to accelerate healing. In World War I, the British used paraffin wax therapy as a protocol to treat orthopaedic disorders in military hospitals.
One of the overlooked benefits of paraffin therapy is that it soothes and moisturises the skin, opens pores, increases circulation, and promotes a sense of calm.
As a beauty treatment, this is a luxurious way of intensely moisturising the hands, feet, face and body -
This treatment may be usefully combined with a Manicure, Pedicure, Facial, or as a body treatment. The intensive treatments may be especially useful before a big day, such as a wedding, a party, or just to treat yourself in the winter months.
In modern times, paraffin therapy is quite common and widely used to aid in the treatment of conditions such as the following:
What is Paraffin Wax?
Paraffin is a soft wax containing paraffin oil, which is non-
What is Paraffin Wax good for?
Skin Treatment – Used on the skin, paraffin wax provides an intense moisture therapy, making this treatment most ideal for dry to severely dry skin. The warm wax opens up the pores, allowing maximum absorption of the paraffin oil and other calming oils such as lavender into the skin. The heat from a paraffin treatment also helps to promote circulation in the skin, which results in a more radiant appearance. Paraffin wax treatments are not only nourishing, but are also extremely soothing and will help to soften the texture of the skin.
Heat Therapy – Paraffin wax is not only beneficial to the skin. Many body treatments will incorporate paraffin wax due to its superb heat therapy. Here are some of the ways paraffin can be used as heat therapy:
NB: Please note that Paraffin treatments are not recommended for people with the following conditions:
If you have any doubt about the treatment please discuss this with your therapist.