What is a paraffin pack
Paraffin packs take advantage of the heat-conducting effectiveness of paraffin (wax) as it hardens at a temperature of approximately 55°C. There are several different types of application methods, such as soaking a part of the body in paraffin, brushing paraffin onto parts of the body in layers, or applying a thick sheet of warm paraffin onto the problematic area.
How a paraffin pack helps
The local application of heat relaxes the muscles, causing spasm release, easing chronic pain and supporting the healing and nutrition of the tissues. It also has sedative and immunobiological features. A paraffin pack for the hands brings benefits in combatting the common cold or other upper respiratory tract infections as it affects the airways through reflex nerve pathways.