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Top 10 Paraffin Wax venues

  1. Allechante Nails & BeautyAllechante Nails & Beauty

    Allechante Nails & Beauty

    2/414 Toorak Rd, Toorak 3142
    Rating:
    (2)
    For the best nails in town, visit Allechante Nails & Beauty. Book in for a manicure, acrylic or gel manicure. Or, indulge in a paraffin wax or spa treatment.
  2. Crescent Beauty, Nails & Lash SalonCrescent Beauty, Nails & Lash Salon

    Crescent Beauty, Nails & Lash Salon

    5&6&22 / 108 Bourke St - Located in the Paramount Centre, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Rating:
    (16)
    Crescent Beauty, Nails & Lash Salon offers the most innovative Japanese beauty services including nails, spray tanning, facials, eyelash extensions and more.
  3. Ocean Day SpaOcean Day Spa

    Ocean Day Spa

    22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia, Surfers Paradise 4217
    Ocean Day Spa offers uniquely luxurious treatments including a range of massages, indulgent facials, manicure and pedicure, and body treatments.
  4. Model Look Beauty and HairModel Look Beauty and Hair

    Model Look Beauty and Hair

    237 Canterbury Road, Canterbury 3126
    Rating:
    (3)
    Model Look Beauty and Hair is truly a special place. The hair stylists specialise in wedding and occasion work, and manicure and pedicure, too.
  5. Island Sea Nails & BeautyIsland Sea Nails & Beauty

    Island Sea Nails & Beauty

    5/150 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010
    Rating:
    (35)
    Island Sea Nails & Beauty invites you to experience the friendly and warm atmosphere, the staff here aim to make you feel completely pampered and polished.
  6. Island Sea Nails & Beauty - PyrmontIsland Sea Nails & Beauty - Pyrmont

    Island Sea Nails & Beauty - Pyrmont

    99 Miller Street, Pyrmont 2009
    Rating:
    (5)
    Island Sea Nails & Beauty is your go-to for beauty treatments and nail care. From manicures, to pedicures, lash and brow tinting, eyelash extensions and waxing.
  7. Beauty NirvanaBeauty Nirvana

    Beauty Nirvana

    1164 Toorak Road, Camberwell 3124
    Beauty Nirvana is an award-winning Clarins Gold salon. Treatments include manicures, pedicures, body massages, spray tanning, exquisite facials and waxing.
  8. Beauty Blitz Skin & BodyBeauty Blitz Skin & Body

    Beauty Blitz Skin & Body

    3/94 Wembley Road, Logan Central 4114
    Rating:
    (10)
    Beauty Blitz Skin & Body is a wonderful gem. Book in for an expert wax, heavenly facial, and eyelash extension, hot stone massage, or spa pedicure.
  9. NV's MedispaNV's Medispa

    NV's Medispa

    78 Railway Street, Altona 3018
    Rating:
    (19)
    NV's Medispa is a delight to visit. Offering facials, peels, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, waxing, massage, tanning and waxing for men and women.
  10. Celestial Nails & BeautyCelestial Nails & Beauty

    Celestial Nails & Beauty

    24 Eco Crescent, Narangba 4504
    Rating:
    (12)
    For the most serene and peaceful beauty treatments, book in Celestial Nails & Beauty. Opt for a heavenly facial, massage, wax, manicure, or lash treatment.

Paraffin Wax

When we think of beauty treatments we tend to think of deliciously fragrant natural ingredients, such as coconut, honey, cacao and olive oil. But whilst paraffin wax may not sound that appealing initially, it's a treatment that's well worth trying.

First created in Germany in 1830, paraffin wax was used to make candles. It revealed many more uses over time, including its benefits as a beauty product.

Wax generally has long been used in the beauty industry, as an ingredient and as a method of hair removal. Paraffin wax is softer than most and is exceptional for smoothing and softening the skin.

Hand Treatment

Amid all the very modern lotions and potions you find in spas and beauty salons these days, you'll still find paraffin wax in many. It's most common use is as a hand treatment.

Interestingly, as well as its ability to soften skin, paraffin wax has been used for centuries as a treatment for aches and pains. As far back as the Roman Empire, it was often used for massage therapy.

Today it is used as a heat therapy treatment for people suffering from arthritis and rheumatism. As paraffin wax has a lower melting point it can achieve the desired consistency at cooler temperatures. This makes it safer for skin application.

Treats Skin Conditions

It is also used to treat scleroderma, a nasty skin condition where collagen accumulates on the body causing the skin to harden. By boosting the skin's elasticity it improves movement and mobility. In the sports world, paraffin wax is used to treat muscle, ligament and tendon injuries, bursitis and sprains. By boosting blood flow it reduces pain and joint stiffness.

If it can do all this imagine what paraffin wax can do when incorporated into your weekly manicure. Or perhaps even your pedicure. In both cases, the therapist would probably use a paraffin wax bath. This is a small heat-generating container that's big enough to accommodate your hands or feet.

When the wax melts the therapist will submerge your hands or feet in the warm liquid. Once your skin is coated, the wax will be allowed to harden so that its natural emollient can get to work. The warmth will open your pores whilst the emollient softens the skin.

Get Rid of Cracked Skin

When the hardened wax is removed it also strips off the dead skin cells to further promote softer, newer skin. It is really good in winter when you get extremely dry, cracked skin.

Imagine dipping tired sore footsies into that deliciously warm wax. Bliss. Those aches and pains would just disappear, along with that nasty hard cracked skin.

There are some people who may have to avoid paraffin wax treatments, including anyone with highly sensitive skin, hypertension, diabetes, skin rashes or open wounds. If you're unsure just check with your doctor.

For most people, a paraffin wax treatment offers many benefits, including:

Relaxes muscles

The gentle heat will boost your blood flow and relieve soreness, aches and pains.

Exfoliation

When the hardened wax is gently removed it will strip off dirt and dead skin cells to reveal younger, fresher-looking skin.

Pore cleansing

The heat will also open up the pores of your skin to clean out impurities and unclog pores.

Skin rejuvenation

The exfoliation and pore cleansing helps to rejuvenate your skin by revealing new skin cells and removing dirt and toxins.

Repairs skin damage

Watch how sore cracked skin is transformed when you have a paraffin wax bath. It both softens and hydrates.

Moisturises

The paraffin wax leaves behind a thin barrier to hold in moisture and keep out the elements. As a result, your skin will continue to feel soft and smooth long after treatment.

If you're keen to give your hands and feet this wonderful treat, search Bookwell for a spa or clinic offering paraffin wax treatments in your area.