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Wax On, Wax Off! A new treatment available at Pod Co Podiatry

It’s been some time since our last newsletter our apologies!   We’re now on track again, and to welcome you all back - as well as welcome in the colder weather - PodCo has a new winter treatment available.

Paraffin Wax Baths

What is it?

Paraffin wax is a widely used substance found in various cosmetics, moisturisers, crayons, and candles – just about everywhere. It has a low melting point, which means it wont burn the skin if held at a temperature just above. It also retains heat effectively.

How does it work?

When used in a footbath, paraffin wax works by gently warming the skin and muscle and increasing blood flow to the feet. During a treatment, your foot is dipped into the warm melted wax multiple times to form layers.

The wax is then left on for a total of 15-20 minutes before being peeled off. 

Paraffin wax treatments work best if repeated weekly or fortnightly.  The amount of treatments needed depends on the reason you require it but the average is around 3-5. 

What can it be used for?

  • Reducing pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia

  • Increasing blood flow for people with poor circulation

  • Treating chilblains

  • Moisturising dry cracked skin

  • Softening hard callus

Patients report a lovely warm, tingling feeling in the feet that lasts up to a number of hours following the treatment.

And better yet, it can be claimed on your private health insurance! *

Make an appointment today to make sure your feet are ready for winter.

*You will need to check with your provider to see whether you are covered.  The code for paraffin wax treatments is F121