What exactly is Paraffin Heat Therapy?
Medical professionals use paraffin heat therapy to treat arthritis, inflammation, strains, muscle spasms, and much more. Paraffin heat therapy is also very popular in the cosmetic world. DCCM offers paraffin heat therapy as a $15 add-on to any facial service, or if you are a monthly member, you get the treatment for free during your facial service.
What are the benefits of Paraffin Heat Therapy?
The benefits of paraffin heat therapy are numerous. When heat is applied, the blood vessels expand and bring more circulation to the affected area. Paraffin heat therapy increases healing nutrients and oxygen at the cellular level and removes waste products that cause inflammation and stiffness. Another benefit of paraffin heat therapy is its effect on the skin. Paraffin rejuvenates the skin in two ways: increased circulation and topical moisturization. Many occupations require constant hand-washing and heavy use that severely dries skin or leaves muscles stiff and tired. Because paraffin reduces joint pain, relieves stiffness, stimulates circulation, and moisturizes skin, paraffin heat therapy is an ideal remedy for many of these conditions.
DCCM has the option to incorporate paraffin heat therapy to any facial service. DCCM uses a paraffin wax bath, which takes advantage of paraffin heat-retaining capacity in a simple process called heat transfer. As it melts in the warmer, the paraffin changes phase to become liquid and is able to retain heat. Then, when the paraffin is is dipped into the bag and then transferred to the treated area, the paraffin quickly changes into a solid, transferring the heat to the dipped area. Paraffin can be applied to hands, fingers, wrists, elbows, feet, and ankles. Paraffin is dermatologically tested and is completely safe to use on the skin. It is non-comedogenic and will not clog pores.