Paraffin Pedicure Therapy
A Paraffin Pedicure Therapy is a soothing treatment in which the Classic pedicure is followed by the warm mixture of paraffin, essential oils, mineral oils etc. This warming treatment soothes aching joints and improves joint fluid circulation, and the combination of oil and wax softens rough skin.
The wax, solid at room temperature, is heated to between 123 and 125 degrees in a footbath. After performing Classic pedicure, the feet are then coated with several layers of paraffin wax to form a thick layer of wax; then cover the feet with disposal plastics and covered with hot towels. And then allowed to dry for 10 to 15 minutes. The wax is then peeled or rubbed away and the used wax is discarded.
The wax traps heat near the skin, which penetrates to stiff and aching joints. This warmth also improves circulation to the feet. The wax and oils softens rough skin, making it an ideal a relaxing treatment for those who work on their feet for long periods. It is used as a therapeutic treatment for arthritis, muscular pain or joint sprains.
Who Should Avoid It
Since the wax in the paraffin treatment needs to be very warm, it is not recommended for children, very elderly people or anyone who is sensitive to high temperatures. It can also be dangerous for those with limited sensation in their feet, including people with diabetes or vascular disease.