Paraffin wax baths have been used for decades for pain relief and skin treatment of the foot and ankle. Medical grade liquid paraffin wax has a unique ability to retain heat and transfer this to the foot and ankle, penetrating into the joints to provide medium term relief of arthritic complaints.
Benefits of Paraffin Wax Treatment:
- Cleansing and opening pores of the skin
- Softening hard, cracked skin around the heels, enabling easy, painless removal by your podiatrist
- Improved circulation
- Stress relief and relaxation
- Pain relief by gently warming the joints
Treatment includes dipping the feet and ankles into a bath of liquid Paraffin wax, which retains heat. As the wax solidifies, heat is given off and transfers into the foot and ankle, providing the benefits listed above.
Your paraffin wax foot bath is covered by Department of Veteran’s Affairs for Gold Card Holders. It is also available through registered Health Funds depending on your level of cover.