You will need
  • - Consultation with physician or a beautician;
  • - paraffin;
  • knife;
  • - a pot and a bowl for water bath (options: steamer, heater baby food glass jar, paraffin bath);
  • tray, medical oilcloth or a piece of flannel;
  • - plastic film or bags;
  • - Terry socks and mittens, towels.
Purchase high quality raw materials for paraffin. To create decorative candles and other purposes not related to skin applications, will fit the appropriate candles need colouring pre-remote fuse. However, doctors do not recommend the use of such products (especially flavoured and dyed) for skin applications due to allergic reactions. Buy a better wax at pharmacies that offer pieces by weight (most preferred option); in the form of packaged chips, or as a set of paraffin plates. This product is also available in the online stores.
To properly melt the paraffin under the action of steam; in the raw material should not be exposed to water it can threaten a burn. Make a water bath: heat water in a saucepan and put on top of a bowl of finely grated paraffin. You can cook the stuff in a double boiler or place a jar with pieces of raw materials into a baby food warmer. At a temperature of 54 degrees, the wax will start to melt; when receiving the same homogeneous viscous mass the process of melting is finished.
Use special paraffin bath if you are going to play home paraffin therapy quite often. This device is designed for treatment of the hands and feet and usually has a complete set of disposable gloves, Terry socks and mittens that you stretch after applying a melted substance onto the skin. Melt paraffin in a heater equipped - carefully read the instructions for its use.
When the wax in one way or another will be melted, proceed strictly according to the advice of experts. Usually at home are such manipulations:
• in the tub with cold to a warm comfortable state of the paraffin several times dip hands or feet – they should be covered with several layers of white matter. Then on the treated limb to put on gloves (socks) or they just be covered with a plastic wrap and towels.
• In melted paraffin dipped pieces of soft fabric (flannel is good), until it is completely soaked. With this cloth do the paraffin baths.
• Liquid molten substance is poured into a tray, and medical cloth, and let them freeze. In warm paraffin, cut into pieces and placed them on certain areas of the body. You can also seal them with hot wax, like softened clay. The layer material necessarily overlaps with polyethylene and warm fabric layer.