Beyond the lovely skin-softening properties during a luxury spa manicure or pedicure...
Did you know paraffin wax treatments offer other therapeutic benefits?
Heat therapy is one of most accepted types of non-invasive, and non-addictive therapies. From hot baths in ancient Greece to hot stones massage in the spa, heat therapy has been around for thousands of years. Applying heat topically is a scientifically proven effective way to relieve pain & aches and to promote relaxation.
Paraffin wax is a natural, colourless, odorless wax when applied to skin acts as a type of thermotherapy which may help provide relief for people who experience muscle and joint stiffness, or have conditions like arthritis & fibromyalgia. Author Louise Donahue talks about 4 ways heat may be extremely therapeutic, especially when winter temperatures drop below zero degrees.
How does heat work?
Simply put - applying heat to your tissues increases the blood circulation. Blood is drawn into the target tissues to deliver needed oxygen and nutrients while removing cell wastes. The warmth promotes deep relaxation which decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion.
Often offered in spas to soften cuticles & skin on the hands and feet, paraffin is also easily applied on joints such as elbows and knees. Once you have the tools and learn the process using paraffin is pretty simple. Writer, Kay Ireland talks about the how-to's in the article Paraffin Bath Instructions found on livestrong.com.
Win-Win - adding paraffin wax to your list of services allows clients to receive increased therapeutic effects from treatments, and is a perfect add-on to increase the value of treatments.
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