What is Warm Wax Therapy?
It’s a Paraffin wax heat therapy which increases blood flow, relaxes muscles and increases hydration in the skin. It moisturises and softens the skin while providing a therapeutic effect to sore and aching joints.
It is particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and rheumatic pain and people with very dry skin. It’s very good for relaxing and distressing.
Paraffin wax decreases callus on the feet, while deodorising and soothing the skin. The essential oils intensely moisturise and provide an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action. Essential oils:
Lavender – Frankincense – Sunflower oil – Orange – Myrrh – Bay leaf oil
What the treatment entails
Warm wax therapy should ideally be done after a Podiatry treatment; this ensures that all hard, dry skin and callus has been removed. This allows the hydrating effect to act on the good skin beneath.
First your feet are massaged with infused lavender oil. Then the warm wax is applied by brush, one foot at a time. We use ‘single use’ hygienic wax pods and a warmed soft brush, giving you a luxurious and relaxing experience.
Your feet are then encased in plastic film to maintain the warmth, and wrapped in towelling bootees. The wax is then left 10 mins to set. Then the wax is gently peeled away and a luxury balm is massaged into your feet, leaving your feet silky and smooth.
No wax is ever re-used, as is common with traditional beauty therapy wax foot ‘baths’, which use the same wax bath on all patients. This is not hygienic and is against our strict infection control guidelines.
CONDITIONS THAT WILL BENEFIT FROM WARM WAX THERAPY
Very dry skin
Eczema & Psoriasis
Paraffin wax treatments are NOT SUITABLE for people with:
Uncontrolled diabetes (including sensory loss)
Broken skin or wounds
Certain vascular abnormalities
Allergy to any of the ingredients
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