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Paraffin Wax

Paraffin Wax Treatment

Manicure or pedicure Paraffin Wax treatment

Would you like to have a smooth skin on hands and/or feet. Paraffin wax is the solution, Paraffin wax is a mineral wax derived from petroleum and is an emollient treatment to soften and smooth skin,  and it will be beneficial on people who have arthritis or osteoarthritis, it helps to reduce the pain with its moist heat.

Paraffin waxing is a luxurious treatment that is intended to moisturise and soften the skin. It is an optional extra when booking a manicure or pedicure.

Paraffin wax is a softer wax because of the paraffin oil component. As it’s a soft wax, it melts at a lower temperature, so this means that the skin can be treated with the wax without causing burning or blistering. During paraffin wax treatments, we paint the melted wax onto the client’s hands or feet several times to create a thick layer.

The hands or feet are then wrapped in plastic, or some other non-absorbent material and left to ‘soak’ in the layer of wax for up to 30 minutes.

Paraffin wax treatments are particular popular in the winter because they are warning and they provide a great deal of moisture to dry and cracked skin. During paraffin wax treatments, the skin is bathed in warmth, which helps the pores to open and the skin soften.

Once the skin has been allowed to soak in the wax and the layer has hardened, it can be pulled off in one solid piece. Because the wax is soft and contains oil, it does not become very stiff and does not adhere to the skin. After the paraffin wax treatment the skin is left slick and soft.

In modern times, paraffin therapy is quite common and widely used to aid in the treatment of conditions such as the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrositis
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Overworked/Fatigued Muscles
  • Psoriasis
  • Scar Tissue
  • Stiff Joints
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow

Paraffin therapy is also widely used in the treatment of sports related injuries and other conditions where heat therapy and exercise therapy are needed. One of the overlooked benefits of paraffin therapy is that it soothes and moisturizes the skin, opens pores, increases circulation, and promotes a sense of calm in the client.


Paraffin treatments are not recommended for people with the following conditions:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Varicose Veins

Price  add paraffin to your manicure and/or pedicure for an extra £15.00