Get a Parffin Wax Treatment

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Paraffin wax is a common option in heat therapy treatments for people with arthritis or other muscle, tendon and ligament ailments. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and WebMD, the heat helps increase blood flow and relax the muscles, which can help relieve pain. You can get paraffin treatments done at a nail salon or spa, or, if you want to be pampered in the comfort of your own home, you can invest in a warmer and wax for home use for as little as $40.

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Click here to purchase this home-use paraffin wax kit.

Paraffin wax baths are typically small tubs that are just large enough to submerge your hands or feet. The tubs are heat-producing appliances, so when paraffin wax is added to the tub, the wax melts into a warm liquid in which hands, feet or elbows can be immersed. Because paraffin wax has a low melting point of 125 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit — which is slightly cooler than your average latte — it’s generally safe for extended skin immersion.When paraffin wax baths are offered as a service at a spa or nail salon, the hands or feet are typically dipped into a tub of warm paraffin wax — often two or three times — to create a thick coating that will retain heat for several minutes. As the wax hardens, the paraffin’s natural emollient softens skin and the heat opens pores. When the cooled wax is pulled away from the skin, it also removes dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother

Of course, be smart when treating the person with memory loss to a paraffin treatment. If you know the person tends to put things in their mouth that they shouldn’t, don’t leave them unattended with the wax on their hands. Always test the temperature of the wax on the inside of your wrist before submerging your whole hand, etc.

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