Seeking Relief From Arthritis? Paraffin Treatments at Mukilteo Spa May 12, 2011 Anyone that suffers from arthritis welcomes even the promise of relief. Paraffin Wax treatments at Mukilteo Spa guarantees pain relief! As alternative or in conjunction with traditional medicine, paraffin wax treatments for arthritic joints has been an accepted treatment for years. Without the side effects that accompany non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), paraffin is a safe alternative. With a melting point between 120° – 160° F, paraffin is melted to form a warm bath that you dip your hands in; letting the wax cool on your hands transfers the heat into your joints, providing relief. Using melted paraffin to bathe the affected joints has therapeutic results, including but not limited to: Increased circulation Drawing nutrients to the surface of the skin Flushing toxins from the skin A 2006 review from the Cochrane Library cites multiple positive effects that hot paraffin wax treatments have on arthritic hands. Compared to other heat therapies, paraffin wax is the most helpful when the patients were objectively measured against a control group (no paraffin treatment) over 4-weeks of treatment for: Range of Motion Pinch Function Grip Strength Pain on Non-Resisted Motion Stiffness Whether you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or an arthritis associated with infection, the debilitating pain can be overwhelming. The qualified technicians at Mukilteo Spa will gently ease some of your pain with compassion and understanding.