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What is Paraffin Waxing?
Often applied to the hands and feet Paraffin Wax is a natural emollient, helping make skin supple and soft. When applied to the surface, it adds moisture and continues to boost the moisture levels of the skin after the treatment is complete.
It can also help open pores and remove dead skin cells. That may help make the skin look fresher and feel smoother.
Paraffin wax may be therapeutic as it can be used to relieve pain for several conditions as seen below. It acts as a form of heat therapy and can help increase blood flow, relax muscles, and decrease joint stiffness. Paraffin wax can also minimise muscle spasms and inflammation as well as treat sprains.
Heated paraffin helps to stimulate circulation and help to ease pain caused by:
Chronic Joint Inflammation
Other Conditions that can benefit from warm wax therapy are:
Are there side effects?
Paraffin wax is tested in a lab to make sure it’s safe and hygienic to use on the body. It’s completely natural and has a low melting point, which means it can be easily applied to the skin at a temperature low enough not to cause burns or blisters.
However, if you have very sensitive skin, paraffin wax may cause heat rash. Heat rash results in small red bumps on the skin that can be itchy and uncomfortable.
You should not use paraffin wax if you have:
Poor blood circulation
Numbness in your hands or feet
Any rashes or open sores