Since 1962, physicians, physical therapists, and arthritis specialists have recommended the Therabath Paraffin Therapy Bath because warm paraffin therapy is one of the most effective methods of delivering heat to aching, stiff joints.


See our before and after pictures illustrating the moisturizing benefits of paraffin wax therapy.

How Does Paraffin Wax Heat Therapy Work?

Paraffin wax has a very high heat capacity, meaning it is able to absorb and retain a great amount of heat. A paraffin wax spa takes advantage of paraffin’s heat-retaining capacity in a simple process called heat transfer. In technical terms, heat is transferred to the core of the affected area as paraffin goes through a phase change. As it melts, the paraffin becomes a liquid and is able to retain more heat. Then, when a hand, foot or other area is dipped into the heated bath, the phase of the paraffin that surrounds the dipped area quickly changes into a solid. The heat that is given off is called the heat of fusion.

More simply, the heat that goes into melting the paraffin comes out when it solidifies into a comforting paraffin coating, thus transferring the heat into the affected limb. Another way to look at it is the paraffin is the medium that transfers heat from the Therabath to the painful area.

At the same time, the heat from the paraffin opens pores and increases circulation in the skin. This is why paraffin is so beneficial to skin, leaving skin softened and more radiant. See more information on paraffin treatment hygiene.

Can Moist Heat Therapy Help My Pain and Stiffness? How About My Dry Weary Skin?

Paraffin therapy is one of the most effective methods of applying deep heat to relieve pain and stiffness. The warm paraffin also moisturizes for healthier looking, softer skin.

Therabath warm paraffin wax treatments are fast-acting, drug-free, and versatile, providing heat therapy for many different applications from arthritis join pain relief to salon hand, foot and facial services.

Therabath paraffin baths can be used:

  • to soothe chronic arthritis join pain
  • to relax stiff muscles
  • in therapeutic massage for clients and for practitioners’ self-care
  • prior to therapeutic exercise
  • during physical and occupational therapy
  • to increase range of motion
  • to relieve dryness from repeated hand-washing
  • for very dry skin
  • for salon manicures and pedicures
  • for paraffin facials
  • in spas
  • to warm hands, especially in winter
  • and more!

Remember, consult your physician if you have questions about any heat therapy product.

The Therabath Story

Since 1962, the Therabath Professional Paraffin Wax Bath has proudly been manufactured to FDA Class II Medical Device standards in the USA. Our team hand assembles and tests each Therabath unit ensuring that every single one leaves our factory durable, safe, and reliable.

As a single-line brand, we work as a team to maintain our unsurpassed level of expertise in the paraffin therapy market. We focus our marketing efforts on educating end-users and professionals on paraffin therapy benefits and proper treatment techniques.

With just 25 employees and onsite manufacturing, we have total control over quality evident in our products.

The secret to our longevity? A true passion for improving lives and getting arthritis pain sufferers back to enjoying the things they most enjoy in life! Each patient, client or homeuser will experience the benefit of paraffin therapy with every use, along with a renewed energy to enjoy life, hands-on!

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