Paraffin wax treatments are luxurious spa treatments that are intended to moisturise and soften the skin.
Paraffin wax treatments are most often applied to the hands and feet as components of manicures and pedicures respectively,but can also be used as part of a facial or massage.
Paraffin wax is unlike more common spa wax that is used for hair removal on the face and body. That type of wax is much more viscous and bonds to the skin.
Paraffin wax is a softer wax because of the paraffin oil component. Because it is a soft wax, it melts at a lower than normal temperature. This means that the skin can be submerged in the wax without causing burning or blistering. During paraffin wax treatments, beauticians have their clients dip their hands or feet into the melted wax one or more times to coat the skin in a generous layer. The hands or feet are then wrapped in plastic, or some other non-absorbent material and left to “soak” in the layer of wax for up to half an hour.
Paraffin wax treatments are particular popular in the winter because they are warming and because they help moisturise dry and cracked skin. During paraffin wax treatments, the skin is bathed in warmth, which helps the pores to open and the skin to soften. Because the treatments are meant to be soothing, calming oils are often added to the wax in order to add a dimension of aromatherapy to the experience. Lavender paraffin wax treatments are common in posh spas.
Once the skin has been allowed to soak in the wax and the layer has hardened, it can be pulled off in one solid piece. Because the wax is soft and contains oil, it does not become very stiff and does not adhere to the skin. Rather, after a paraffin wax treatment, the skin is left slick and soft.
Facial paraffin wax treatment – £25.00
Upper Body paraffin wax treatment – £35.00
Lower Body paraffin wax treatment – £35.00
Hands – £15.00
Feet – £15.00
Knees – £17.00
Whole body – £50.00
So why not spoil your self and have a luxurious Paraffin Wax treatment.