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WHAT IS PARAFFIN WAX?

A derivative of crude mineral oil, paraffin wax is colourless, odourless and nontoxic. The ingredients in the paraffin, in conjunction with its warm temperature, work together to help rough or calloused skin on the feet become soft and smooth again. For best results, you should have a paraffin wax treatment after your normal palliative care.

WHAT TO EXPECT

After our podiatrist applies a moisturising cream to your feet, they are dipped, one at a time, into the warm, melted wax. After the foot is removed and the wax hardens, it may be dipped into the warm wax again to create layers of warmth and moisture. Next, the feet are wrapped in plastic and inserted into socks to hold in the heat. After about 20-30 minutes, the sock, the plastic and the wax are removed painlessly and with ease. After each client, unused paraffin wax is discarded of as a precaution.

THE BENEFITS
  • Re-hydrates dry skin
  • Used for treatment of cracked heels
  • A source of deep heat to relieve chronic inflammation
  • Great for arthrtic pain
  • Increases tissue (ligaments, muscles and nerves) flexibilty and joint mobility

If you think you could benefit from a paraffin wax foot bath, contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

For more information about foot problems, go to our Advice Centre which has factsheets you can download as well as the latest news on foot conditions or just contact us with your questions.