Paraffin wax bath bath or also known as paraffin wax heat therapy bath is one of the moist heat therapy modalities that we use in our physio clinics by our senior hand therapist. It's used specificly to
Today, paraffin wax bath moist heat treatment is commonly used in physio clinics, especially in outpatient centers for the treatment of conditions such as:
Paraffin wax bath moist heat treatment is also commonly used in physiotherapy management and treatment of sports injuries plus other forms of disorders and injuries where heat therapy and exercise therapy are required.
An additional benefit of paraffin wax bath therapy is that on top of its function as a therapy modality and heat, the wax itself is rich in minerals and heat results in
Paraffin wax is a natural component of crude mineral oils, produced by refining or separating the wax out of the crude mineral oils. To purify it, it has to be boiled, then cooled, then filtered into a heavy wax-oil substance, finishing as the paraffin wax. It is laboratory tested to be safe for external use, and hygienic. The wax that we use is colorless, tasteless, and tends to be unscented (though sometimes we add a little scented type too).
Paraffin wax bath bath moist heat treatment decreases pain, aches and stiffness in muscles and joints by removing any excess fluids from surrounding soft tissues whilst providing heat and natural lubrication to the desired part.
However, this treatment is contraindicated / not suitable or recommended for people with the following conditions: