Wax bath is used specifically for extremities (hand and foot) pain. It’s particularly useful in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis of joints in these regions of d body. It uses the principle of heat therapy to achieve relief of pain. Wax bath therapy is an efficacious way of relieving pain which further improves range of motion of the joints.
What Is Paraffin Treatment?
A paraffin treatment uses warm oil-based wax to provide pain relief to joints and muscles of the extremeties such as hands and feet. This treatment has skin-softening benefits as well.
How It Works
Paraffin treatment is a form of superficial heat therapy. Liquified paraffin wax is very efficient at absorbing and retaining heat. When you dip your hand or foot, for example, into the paraffin bath, heat transfers from the wax into the affected area as the wax solidifies. The heat increases circulation and relieves pain and stiffness. To aid in skin softening, paraffin increases blood supply to the skin, while also opening pores and trapping moisture from underlying layer of skin. The practitioners that are versatile in the use of these modality are the physiotherapists Varieties of paraffin wax bath are available in the market. However you can get quality ones at Physioneeds(www.Physioneedsng.com)