If you’re ever gone for a manicure, you may have come across an extra service feature which involves dipping your hands in a liquid wax bath. Typically referred to as paraffin wax baths, therapeutic baths or arthritic relief baths, these devices are often seen in physiotherapy offices, spas and nail salons.
The idea behind them is relatively simple. Dipping your hands in warm melted wax feels nice, and creates a lasting, heated coating which prolongs that feeling for several minutes. In addition to encasing your hands in warmth, paraffin baths offer a few extra benefits such as moisturizing your skin and emanating pleasant aromas such as lavender or eucalyptus.