Paraffin Wax Bath Therapy
Thermal Therapy Paraffin Bath
Heat therapy is often recommended for inflammatory conditions like arthritis, but providing consistent heat to your hands and feet can be challenging. Paraffin bath therapy allows the afflicted area to be surrounded by a soothing heat to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
If you are suffering from consistent joint stiffness and pain in the hands and/or feet, paraffin wax bath therapy may be the right treatment to help you find pain relief. Call one of our South Florida accident clinics today if you want to find out if paraffin therapy is right for you.
What Is Paraffin Bath Therapy?
A paraffin wax therapy bath, which is also sometimes referred to as a “wax bath,” is a small tub filled with paraffin wax that allows parts of your body to be submerged. In addition to their usefulness in treating medical conditions, paraffin wax baths are often used in a spa setting since they tend to soften skin and exfoliate.
The procedure when using a thermal therapy paraffin bath is for your South Florida therapist to assist you in submerging the affected area into the paraffin wax and then removing it. This process is repeated until the area is coated with a layer of wax about 5 to 10 millimeters thick. The area is then wrapped with a material that keeps the heat in and allows the wax to remain in place undisturbed.
The wax that surrounds the area continues to radiate heat that soaks in and reduces inflammation and provides comfort. When the treatment is complete, your physical therapist will help you peel off the waxy coating. Your joints and muscles will feel good, and often your skin will feel softer too.
Who Benefits From Paraffin Therapy?
Some of the conditions we treat with wax therapy here at Icon Medical Centers include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
Many paraffin baths are also sold for home use. Your physician or physical therapist may recommend that you purchase one for your home. Follow your provider’s instructions carefully if you are using a home paraffin bath. Anytime you have questions, please feel free to call one of our locations to speak with one of our providers.
Paraffin Bath For Hands
A paraffin wax bath for hands can help to alleviate aching pains and discomfort, especially for those with carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis. Your professional paraffin therapist will place your hands in a bath of warm wax a couple of times until thick. Then, your South Florida therapist will wrap both hands to keep the heat from the wax insulated. This heat therapy helps to loosen joint stiffness and promote pain relief.
At our accident clinics in Miami and Hollywood, FL, we also offer paraffin wax for feet. Whether you are experiencing pain or have dry skin, a paraffin wax bath can help to relieve your pain or deeply moisturize your skin for a smoother and healthier feel. If you are interested in wax treatment for your joint pains or stiffness, call our Hollywood or Miami accident clinic today.
Additional Benefits of Paraffin Bath Therapy
In addition to the soothing warmth of therabath paraffin wax therapy, you can also enjoy some extra bonuses:
- The heat increases blood flow to the affected area and relaxes your muscles.
- Paraffin wax heat therapy bath can soften skin that is dry, calloused or affected by a condition like a scleroderma.
- The wax gives the skin extra elasticity and flexibility.
- Wax is a natural moisturizer and exfoliator.
Paraffin Bath Therapy at Icon Medical Centers in Miami
If you are suffering from a condition that leaves you with aching, tender hands and feet, it’s time to call Icon Medical Centers in Miami and learn about how paraffin therapy provided by one of out Miami physical therapists can help you.
Paraffin Therapy in Hollywood, FL
Our paraffin therapists are experts in providing excellent paraffin therapy treatment to those who need it. Call our Hollywood location today to get started on your paraffin bath therapy treatment with one of our experienced massage therapists in Hollywood, FL.
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