Looking for a way to relieve your arthritis pain naturally? Moist heat from a paraffin bath can do just that, as well as giving you a chance to pamper yourself.
Since paraffin treatment is free of drugs and side effects, many arthritis sufferers choose to ease their painful joints using this form of moist heat. Regular use of a paraffin bath may reduce the amount of pain medication you need to take.
Instead of nagging side effects, paraffin treatment delivers positive benefits by softening and moisturizing the skin. Most arthritic patients also find that paraffin wax treatments relieve stress and help them to relax. Any method that reduces stress also has a positive impact on how much pain you feel.
The moist heat created by melting paraffin wax penetrates deep into your hands, feet, elbow, or other affected area. As the wax melts, it slowly heats up to the desired temperature. Then, when you dip your hand, foot, or other body part into the wax and pull it back out again, the paraffin hardens, transferring the heat from the wax to your body.
Paraffin retains heat for an extended period of time—even longer when you cover the paraffin with an insulated mitt or booty. As the heat transfers to your body, it relieves pain from arthritis, sore muscles and joints, dry skin, and other aches and pains.
The heat from paraffin wax also serves to open your skin’s pores—allowing soothing heat to enter your skin—and increases circulation to the affected area.
Hot, soothing paraffin wax is one of the best treatments for temporary relief of joint pain, arthritis, and sore muscles. It’s a great way to find relief without the use of medications. Here are a few tip to increase the effectiveness of paraffin wax treatment.
Bothered by arthritis, joint pain, or dry skin? Paraffin wax treatment can ease your symptoms and provide temporary relief for your joints. This soothing, moisturizing heat treatment is a non-invasive and natural method of pain relief that is easy to use at home. Use it daily, or as needed, to get the most benefit from paraffin treatment. Here are a few tips on how to use a paraffin wax bath:
Melt the wax in a paraffin bath, following the instructions provided by the manufacturer. When the wax is melted and ready for use, test the temperature of the wax by brushing a small amount on your wrist. If the wax is too hot, turn down the temperature on the paraffin bath (or unplug the unit, if the temperature cannot be adjusted) and let the wax cool slightly before testing it again on your wrist. When the wax reaches the correct temperature for your comfort level, you are ready to begin the paraffin treatment.
Remove all jewelry from around your hands, feet, elbows, or other area to be treated, and roll up your sleeves or pant legs, if necessary, to keep them out of the wax. Wash and dry the skin around the treatment area, and apply a hydrating cream for better absorption.
If the paraffin bath is for personal use only, you may reuse the wax remaining in the tub and add refill paraffin wax as needed. Do not reuse the wax coating removed from the skin around the treatment area, as it now contains dead skin cells. If the paraffin bath is used by more than one individual, use new paraffin wax for each treatment.