So we all know that when you are offered paraffin wax at the salon, it is a luxurious and fragrant addition to any salon service. Dip your hands, elbows or feet in the melted wax three times, wrap it with hot towels, and sit. As the wax cools and solidifies, your hands look like the beginning of a Madame Tussaud wax double, but what it’s actually done is open your pores and create a waterproof layer over your skin that helps to hold onto your body’s natural oils (major benefit). Then we awe you by gracefully pulling the wax off; revealing soft, silky skin and of course, invisibly hiding from the naked eye, we have just pulled away thousands of dead skin cells. Even if you are getting your hair colored, you can participate in this awesome skin softening trend-just ask your stylist! What you probably didn’t know is that you stand to benefit a lot more from this lavish experience than you think. I’m going to take the professional jargon out of it and keep it simple. At the end of this post I will list some of the medical dilemmas that paraffin is said to improve upon and you can skim through and see if any apply to you.
SO-aside from its wondrous beauty advantages, paraffin also helps to relax muscles, increase blood flow, joint stiffness and reduce pain. It also increases the skin’s elasticity and mobility and heal your hardened or cracked skin. Beauty boost AND medical advantage at the same time?? You got it-paraffin does it all. My clients know that nail health is just as important as the aesthetics of a manicure, so this is a home run in my salon.
Oops, and remember, just to stay safe, we don’t recommend paraffin treatment for those with diabetes, high blood pressure, varicose veins, or open wounds/sores. A good question and observation to make in a salon or spa is whether or not they are reusing the wax. Reusing is a BIG no-no. You want to see your service provider throw that wax away after they peel it from your hand or foot. Additionally, hands and feet should always be cleaned and sterilized pre-treatment.
So now that I have briefed you on the potential gain you have for participating in this marvelous and popularly relaxing treatment, make an appointment with your hand and foot care provider today and ask for the PARAFFIN TREATMENT!
As promised, here are some medical ailments that paraffin is known to help alleviate:
Arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, muscle, tendon and ligament ailments, bursitis, eczema, tendonitis, sprains and pulled muscles.