March 18, 2012

New Service: 90 Minute Massage with Lavender Infused Paraffin Treatment

Physicians have long known that paraffin therapy is a veritable way to speed healing and soothe muscle and joint pain.

Starting with a hand massage using super rich shea butter, your hands will then be immersed in a bath of warm lavender infused paraffin wax, then wrapped and tucked into warm mittens while you receive a soothing back massage.

When the paraffin wax is peeled away your hands will be soft and supple. Your session continues with a full body massage of your choice! Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu or a focus session to target your aches and pains in more detail. 

Optionally, you can enjoy this healing treatment for the lower back, shoulders or neck.

Benefits of Paraffin Wax Therapy
The use of paraffin wax is quite common and widely used to aid in the treatment of conditions such as the following:
 • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Muscle Spasms
Overworked/Fatigued Muscles
Scar Tissue
Stiff Joints
Tennis Elbow
And more…

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 patient.

Paraffin wax occurs naturally as a component of crude mineral oils.  Paraffin wax is produced by refining or separating the wax out of the crude mineral oils.  It is then purified through boiling and then chilled and pressed through a filter which creates a heavy oil, or paraffin wax.  Paraffin has been laboratory tested to be hygienically safe to use.  It is colorless, tasteless, odorless, and extremely heavy in molecular structure. Since paraffin is heavy in molecular weight, it increases the blood supply to the area being treated and traps moisture from underlying layers of the skin, resulting in rejuvenated and nourished skin.  Paraffin therapy reduces pain and stiffness around joints by removing excess fluid from surrounding tissue while providing lubrication.

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