Paraffin Wax Bath
Cold feet? Chilblains? We offer Paraffin Wax Bath therapy!
What are chilblains?
Chilblains, also known as erythema pernio, commonly relate to burning sensations, red/blue/white swellings, intense itching and blisters on the skin surrounding the toes. The colder months for some means chilblain season. Chilblains are caused by poor peripheral circulation when the feet are exposed to cold conditions or when there are rapid changes in temperature.
What are paraffin wax baths?
Paraffin wax baths are a form of heat therapy that aim to increase blood flow to your feet, subsequently relaxing muscles and reducing joint stiffness.
Paraffin wax is a soft mineral wax with a low melting point, which means it melts at a temperature cool enough to safely immerse your feet. Feet are wrapped in a thin plastic bag then immersed into the wax bath heated to around 45 degrees. A second bag in placed over the first bag capturing the wax. The feet are then placed into woollen socks/booties and left for approximately 15 minutes to maintain the heat.
What is it used for?
Paraffin wax baths have a long history of treating a variety of conditions that affect the feet. It can be beneficial for conditions including but not limited to:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint and muscle pain
- Diabetes (dependent on nerve damage)
- Overworked/fatigued muscles
- Stiff and aching joints
Do you suffer from cold feet, chilblains or any of the above conditions? If so, the Podiatrists at Essendon Foot Clinic can help you with our paraffin wax bath therapy.
Call our clinic to make an appointment on 9379 9224.