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Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

Posted by suzi on 6/22/99 at 00:00 (008039)

I have been going to physical therapy for about a month, and my therapist introduced me to something called the 'thera bath' it is basically a container of hot melted wax that you dip your foot into several times about 8-10 times until a thick coat forms. You then cover the foot in a plastic bag followed by a boot covering and let it sit on your feet for 20 minutes. It feels great and helps to losen up the tight tendons and muscles in the feet. I have found this treatment to be so helpful and relaxing. It can also be used on hands, elbows and various other body parts. Medical supply companies and several catalogues sell them for about $160. Which is a lifetime investment that is worth having!

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

Nicki on 6/22/99 at 00:00 (008043)

It sounds great, but pricey. I wonder if it's any more reasonably priced in a different package, brand...

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

Bea on 6/22/99 at 00:00 (008045)

QVC has it for $120.00. Ask for item V11501, their tel. number is 1-800-345-1515. My mother had rheumatoid arthritus and a great deal of problems with her hands. I remember(this is over 50 years ago)The heating of parafin on the stove & she would dip her hands and accumulate many layers of wax and get mucvh relief from the warmth. 'Everything old is new again'

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

suzi on 6/23/99 at 00:00 (008057)

My doctor gave me a prescription and I am going to see if my insurance company will pay for some or all of the thera bath. I think it may be considered 'durable medical equipment!' Old remedies are sometimes the best!

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

Nicki on 6/23/99 at 00:00 (008079)

Thanks for the tip!

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

Nicki on 6/23/99 at 00:00 (008080)

Thank you for your comment. Good luck with your insurance!

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

Nicki on 6/22/99 at 00:00 (008043)

It sounds great, but pricey. I wonder if it's any more reasonably priced in a different package, brand...

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

Bea on 6/22/99 at 00:00 (008045)

QVC has it for $120.00. Ask for item V11501, their tel. number is 1-800-345-1515. My mother had rheumatoid arthritus and a great deal of problems with her hands. I remember(this is over 50 years ago)The heating of parafin on the stove & she would dip her hands and accumulate many layers of wax and get mucvh relief from the warmth. 'Everything old is new again'

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

suzi on 6/23/99 at 00:00 (008057)

My doctor gave me a prescription and I am going to see if my insurance company will pay for some or all of the thera bath. I think it may be considered 'durable medical equipment!' Old remedies are sometimes the best!

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

Nicki on 6/23/99 at 00:00 (008079)

Thanks for the tip!

Re: Thera bath/hot wax treatment for the feet

Nicki on 6/23/99 at 00:00 (008080)

Thank you for your comment. Good luck with your insurance!