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Balneotherapy, Thermotherapy

Paraffin Pack

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.

More information about treatment including indications and contraindications

The treatment in some of our spa locations is followed by a dry wrap, immediately after the application of the paraffin, which enhances the effect and comfort of the whole treatment.

Advisable for:

Musculoskeletal diseases, orthopaedic and accident rehabilitation, stress, fatigue, neurological diseases

Not advisable for:

Infectious conditions on skin, fever, acute hand inflammation, untreated or uncontrolled hypertension, acute thrombosis, arm/hand phlebitis, skin defects, certain skin diseases, shortness of breath, untreated thyroid problems or hyperthyroidism, incontinence, unstable diabetes, psychosis, alcohol or drug abuse, severe cardiovascular disease, malignant tumours and blood disorders


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