Paraffin is a wax-like mixture that is heated until it melts, then thinly applied to the part of the body to be treated. Repeated application results in a so-called paraffin coating. The patient is then wrapped up well and can relax and enjoy the pleasant heat for some 20 minutes.
A warm paraffin bath has a relaxing effect on the muscles, with the deep heat penetration providing lasting relief from muscle pain. Application also increases the local blood circulation and stimulates the healing and softening of tissues, while the treatment moisturises and softens the skin. Every part of the body can be treated with paraffin.
Application of paraffin treatment:
- Finger and hand arthroses
- Muscle pain and fatigue
- Sports injuries
- Chapped, dry hands