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Wax Therapy

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Wax Therapy

Wax Therapy is a form of deep heat therapy, involving the application of heat to warm the connecting tissues to improve the joint mobility. It is mainly used to treat Painful hands and feet. It is basically used in combination with the common mobilizing techniques and customized exercise program to achieve better results. It is an ideal therapy that helps in relieving pain, movement maintenance in Arthritis and treating of stiff Post- Traumatic hands. It acts like a form of heat therapy and helps in increasing the blood flow, relax muscles and decrease joint stiffness. It also helps in minimizing muscle spasms and inflammation as well as treat sprains.

The basic aim of the Wax Therapy are to provide Pain Relief and Comfort, to assist with Muscle Relaxation, and to relieve Muscle Stiffness and help improve Movement before exercise.

Wax Therapy is safe, although one should take care with home kits and not to heat the wax too much. One should not use Wax Therapy if having Cuts, Open Sores or Inflammatory Skin Conditions.

How does it Work?

In Wax Therapy, Molten Paraffin wax is applied on the skin in the form of layers so that it gets build up. Then the wax starts getting hard upon coming in contact with air away from the wax bath. Once this is done. The wax is then peeled off with no pain and the area is now ready for the Massage, Exercise, Stretching or any additional therapeutic measures. 

Conditions treated.

Wax Therapy is a painless, relaxing and pleasurable treatment. It soothes chronic joint pain and relaxes stiff muscles. It is used to treat the conditions like:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint Mobility issues

Precautions

  1. Do not use Paraffin wax if you have poor blood circulation.
  2. Do not use paraffin was if you have lost feeling in your foot or hand, such as from diabetes(Diabetic Neuropathy).
  3. Make sure the wax temperature is not more than 51 degree centigrade when you start your treatment.
  4. Do not use wax on rashes or open sores/wounds.