Paraffin wax came into popular use in the 1950s. This product enhances circulation and soothes aching joints. It is indicated for anybody with any of the arthritides, bursitis, fibromyalgia, tendinitis snd other chronically sore or painful conditions. It is also valuable for skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.
The wax acts as an emollient to trap heat near the skin on the awkward to get to extremities with digits. It is not just a “pampering” idea but is a valuable therapeutic modality.
Contraindications are the very young or very old or those with extreme heat sensitivity or with advanced diabetes/peripheral neuralgia.