Paraffin wax bath, physiotherapy and hand therapy Singapore
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Paraffin wax bath
bath or also known as paraffin wax heat therapy bath is one of the
moist heat therapy modalities that we use in our physiotherapy clinics.
This modality speeds healing, and soothes soft tissues and muscle pains.
history of the use of wax as treatment: The use of Paraffin wax as
therapy has been known and utilized for centuries, can can be traced to
the century of the Roman Empire. Then, the Roman physicians would pour
hot wax onto the bodies of the patients to prepare them for massage
therapy. Later, the French started using paraffin wax by melting it and
placing them over injuries to increase the rate of healing for their
patients and soldiers. During World War 1, the British Medical Soldiers
used warm paraffin as wax therapy to treat orthopedic injuries and
disorders within military hospitals.
bath moist heat treatment is commonly used in physiotherapy clinics,
especially in outpatient centers for the treatment of conditions such
- Muscle Spasms
- Overworked/Fatigued Muscles
- Scar Tissue
- Stiff Joints
- Tennis Elbow
- And more…
Paraffin wax bath
bath moist heat treatment is also commonly used in the physiotherapy
management and treatment of sports injuries as well as other forms of
disorders and injuries where heat therapy and exercise therapy are
additional benefit of paraffin wax bath therapy is that on top of its
function as a therapy modality and heat, the wax itself soothes and
moisturizes the human body, the skin, opens pores, increasing blood
flow, circulation and creates a general sense of relaxation and calm
effect on the patients.
Paraffin wax is a natural
component of crude mineral oils, produced by refining or separating the
wax out of the crude mineral oils. To purify it, it has to be boiled,
then cooled, then filtered into a heavy wax-oil substance, finishing as
the paraffin wax. It is laboratory tested to be safe for external use,
and hygienic. The wax that we use is colorless, tasteless, and
unscented. If you have your own home set, or if you have one in your
clinic, you can top up Paraffin Wax Refill With Heat Retaining Capacity from amazon.
it is heavy in molecular structure, increasing blood supply to the body
part being treated, trapping moisture from the underlying layers of the
skin - this results in a rejuvenating, moisturizing and nourishing
effect on the skin, the often soft and smooth finishing on the skin.
Paraffin wax bath
bath moist heat treatment decreases pain, aches and stiffness in
muscles and joints by removing any excess fluids from surrounding soft
tissues whilst providing heat and natural lubrication to the desired
However, this treatment is not suitable or recommended for people with the following conditions:
- Diabetes mellitus (Click here if you have Type 2 Diabetes and you're interested in natural diabetes management.)
- Varicose Veins
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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
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