Wax bath therapy is intended to moisturise, soften the skin, improve blood circulation and reduce pain of joints. The wax bath uses paraffin wax that is soft and melts at a lower temperature than normal, therefore it does not cause any burns or blisters. It is quite beneficial for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Raynaud's or any rheumatic pains. Paraffin wax is also known to help muscle relaxation and muscle movement.
If you have an open ulcer/wound DO NOT put your hands directly into the paraffin wax. However, you can put on latex/non latex gloves to protect the wound before putting them into the paraffin wax bath. You can wax your hands or feet as often as you please and the more often you do it the more beneficial you would find it. It is suggested to use the wax 3 times a week.