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Paraffin Wax Bath Hand Physiotherapy
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
- loosen tight joints and soft tissues
- improves circulation
- soothes soft tissues, joint stiffness and muscle pains
history of the use of wax as treatment:
The use of Paraffin wax as
therapy has been known and utilized for centuries, can can be traced to
the century of the Roman Empire. Then, the Roman physicians would pour
hot wax onto the bodies of the patients to prepare them for massage
Later, the French started using paraffin wax by melting it and
placing them over injuries to increase the rate of healing for their
patients and soldiers. During World War 1, the British Medical Soldiers
used warm paraffin as wax therapy to treat orthopedic injuries and
disorders within military hospitals.
Today, paraffin wax
bath moist heat treatment is commonly used in physio clinics,
especially in outpatient centers for the treatment of conditions such
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
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
- soothes and
moisturizes the human body, the skin, opens pores
- increases blood
flow and circulation
- creates a general sense of relaxation and calm
effect on patients
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).
it is heavy in molecular structure, which helps to increase blood supply to the body
part being treated, trapping moisture from the underlying layers of the
skin - this results in a rejuvenating, moisturizing and nourishing
effect on the skin, the often soft and smooth finishing on the skin.
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
However, this treatment is contraindicated / not suitable or recommended for people with the following conditions:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Varicose Veins
- Skin sensitivity to mineral oils
- Skin sensitivty to heat
- Open wounds
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Phoenix Rehab physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on
- core stability
- flexibility and
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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