Paraffin Baths are soothing treatments involving the submersion of the feet in a warm mixture of paraffin (a petroleum based wax) and mineral oil. They are treatments for conditions ranging from arthritis pain to fibromyalgia and have the advantages of being fast acting and drug free. They act by increasing blood flow, relaxing muscles and reducing joint stiffness. Paraffin baths are a versatile form of therapy that you can use in spas, clinics or in the home.
The baths are available with several optional features. You can choose to leave some models permanently powered on (so that you can use them at any time with no requirement for a warm up period). In addition, some models come with variable temperature settings. These can be shared by individuals with different temperature preferences. However, these features all come with a cost. As a result, you will need to perform a cost benefit analysis to determine if they would be a worthwhile investment for you.