Phone:  (218) 641 7725
Fax:  (218) 641 6625
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OSPTI - Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Inc

Paraffin

paraffin technique

Paraffin wax has a very high heat capacity, which means that it is able to absorb and retain a large amount of heat. When a part of the body is immersed, the wax becomes solid. Paraffin will not clog pores. Due to the large size of its molecules, paraffin stays on the skin's surface and provides a barrier between the skin and air, sealing in the hydrating cream and the circulation-increasing heat, and infusing skin with its own natural moisture.

  • Blood Vessels Expand
  • More circulation to the affected area
  • Increases oxygen at the cellular level and removes waste products that cause the inflammation and stiffness
  • Decreases muscle spasms
  • Increases range of motion to the joints
  • Paraffin leaves the skin hydrated, soft and pliable through increased circulation and topical moisturizing

Please call us with any questions at (218) 641 7725.