Paraffin wax is capable of absorbing and retaining a big amount of heat. The high heat capacity of this wax has been discovered to do the process called heat transfer. Technically, the heat is moved to the core of the disturbed area as paraffin melts. More heat is retained after the paraffin becomes liquid. Whenever the foot or hand is immersed onto it, the paraffin immediately changes into solid surrounding the dipped area. Heat fusion is the term used when the heat is given off.
Therabath Paraffin treatment along with a massage is an effective means of applying deep heat for pain and stiffness relief. The warm paraffin aids in the softening of the skin as well. "Therabath”, a warm paraffin wax treatment that is drug-free, versatile and fast acting which offers heat therapy for various applications. Used in hospitals and clinics, Therabath soothes chronic arthritis joint pain, relaxes stiff muscles, increases range of motion and relieves dryness from repeated hand-washing. Also, it can be used in therapeutic massage, for overworked hands, for overly dry skin, and for facials.