When heat is applied through heated paraffin wax, the blood vessels expand, bringing more circulation, increasing healing nutrients and removing waste products that cause inflammation and stiffness.
Topical heat provided by paraffin wax also results in an increase in skin pliability. Warm paraffin wax may facilitate all of these heat related benefits and is often prescribed in the post-inflammatory phase of injury and for chronic pain conditions such as arthritis.
Another benefit of warm paraffin wax is its effect on skin. While other forms of heat therapy — especially hydrotherapy — can dry skin out, paraffin wax leaves skin hydrated, soft, and pliable. Applying warm paraffin wax also provides benefit on skin. paraffin wax leaves skin hydrated, soft, and pliable.