I love my Homedics paraffin spa! I initially received it as a gift, and was only looking for a beauty treatment for my hands and feet. I have very dry skin, and had had a paraffin treatment at a salon and loved it. However, once I received the Homedics spa and used it several times, I realized that it was a great relief for the arthritis in my hands. It is like having a deep heat treatment and really makes my hands feel better and more limber. Of course, I find myself using it more in the winter when my skin is drier and the cold settles into my hands, but it is also great for summer-time home pedicures. Using the hot paraffin on your feet makes them look very sleek and pampered, just like in the salon! I have found that I can use plastic shopping bags instead of the plastic covers sold with the Homedics spa to cover my hands and feet until the paraffin cools. I just slip the mitts right over them!