Benefits of Paraffin Treatments
Paraffin wax treatments have been time-tested and proven to be of great benefit for the skin, muscles and joints. But few have looked into what common day paraffin really is...
Paraffin and that of paraffin treatments have been used since the times of the Roman Empires. This ancient technique is still practiced in many spas around the world today for massages, foot wraps, hand wraps, facial masks and has also been known to be used for treatments of Arthritis, Bursitis, Eczema, Fibromyalgia, Fibrosis, Inflammation, Muscle Spasms, Overworked/Fatigued Muscles, Psoriasis, Scar Tissue, Stiff Joints, Tendonitis and even that of Tennis Elbow. At NVEI, our main concern is safety and avoiding that of all toxic chemicals commonly found in many products and centers today.
Paraffin wax is not the same as waxes used for hair removal. Paraffin wax is a softer wax that will not stick or cause any pain upon removal which also has a low melting point that is heated in a special heater to ensure it is warm enough to reap all the benefits, but not hot enough to cause burns. This type of paraffin is found as a protective coating of fruits, vegetables and even "GASP" chocolate. In chemistry,
"Paraffin is a term that can be used synonymously with "alkane", indicating hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH2n+2. Paraffin wax refers to a mixture of alkanes that falls within the 20 ≤ n ≤ 40 range; they are found in the solid state at room temperature and begin to enter the liquid phase past approximately 37 °C (99 °F). The simplest paraffin molecule is that of methane, CH4, a gas at room temperature. Heavier members of the series, such as octane, C8H18, and mineral oil appear as liquids at room temperature. The solid forms of paraffin, called paraffin wax, are from the heaviest molecules from C20H42 to C40H82. Paraffin wax was identified by Carl Reichenbach in 1830. "
Paraffin, or paraffin hydrocarbon, is also the technical name for an alkane in general, but in most cases it refers specifically to a linear, or normal alkane — whereas branched, or isoalkanes are also called isoparaffins. It is distinct from the fuel known in the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa as paraffin oil or just paraffin, which is called kerosene in most of the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. (source: Extracted fom Wikipedia)
Paraffin has been quoted to have excellent aesthetic benefits and moisturizing benefits that will leave rough skin (especially on the hands and feet!) extremely smooth and soft. Applying warm wax brings blood flow to the area which can help alleviate muscle and joint pain.
How does our natural “Non-Paraffin” 100% Vegan Wax Work at NVEI?
First off we don't term it as “Paraffin” which in reality is a pure petrol-chemical product. Our version of “paraffin” wax is actually a mix of Certified Organic Kosher Soya Bean Wax, Certified Organic Shea Butter and a proprietary blend of Certified Organic "Vegan" hydrating and nutritional oils. Our Soya Bean Wax is made from pure 100% soybeans and carefully selected hydrating and nutritional botanical "vegan" oils.
Benefits of our selected Soya Wax:
• Made with pure, 100% natural soybeans
• Renewable sustainable resources requiring plant growth
• Biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides
• Produced containing NO Genetically Modified Material
• Manufactured meeting FDA and Kosher standards
• Not subjected to animal testing
• 100% Vegan
Benefits of our selected Shea Butter:
Our Shea Butter is also Certified Organic which is QAI Certified as with both our soy wax and those of our botanical oils. The National Organic Program "NOP" develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.
Not only that, our Shea Butter is from Burkina Faso being 100% natural, organic and Fair Trade Certified. The shea nuts are hand gathered by groups of women in villages in Burkina Faso and are sold at a fair price to the butter producers thus helping support these women and that of their families. To produce a product to organic and export quality standards, the butter is transported by cart to the processing plant where it is purified, filtered and stored in hygienic metal drums.
Our certified organic vegan hydrating oils were both chosen and "blend" developed by NVEI for a few reasons. First, paraffin is actually a petrol-chemical derived wax of which we do not endorse use of. When we apply this wellness wax to your skin, the heat helps open your pores. Because of this, anything we apply can and will penetrate the skin. Therefore, if it's toxic or with toxic elements, then we are not only putting you at risk, but that of our staff and our Earth. We want to be 100% sure that everything we do is safe and non-toxic. Also, both Soy and Shea have fabulous natural emollient properties that truly help moisturize the skin in a more natural, non-invasive manner that helps further vegan "SpaRitual" treatment lotions and oils penetrate your skin.