What is Ear Candling?
Ear candling or thermal auricular therapy as it is also known may seem like a very unusual treatment but it’s great benefits definitely make the treatment worth trying! The treatment is surprisingly relaxing as you hear the gentle sound of the candle burning, and a light pressure as the candles start to help clear any blockages.
The art of ear candling has been passed down many civilisations although Hopi Tribe, who were Native American Indians pioneered the treatment into the modern world. The candles are hollow with a filter at the bottom. Beeswax and natural linen make up the candles with the essential oils of Chamomile, Sage and St. Johns Wart.
The candles work like a chimney effect, the vibrations from the candle burning down with the natural effects from the essential oils help to clear out any blockages such as a build up of ear wax, colds flu, excess mucus, also helping to clear headaches, migraines, allergy symptoms etc. The candles are perfectly safe, with nothing physically going into the ear.
The candle is placed in one ear at a time with the client lying on their side, the candle sits in the outer ear, perfectly safe and quite secure. The candle is lit and slowly burns down at a steady pace. When the candle has burned down to a red line that has on the candle it is extinguished and taken out. The therapist will then stimulate a few pressure points around the ear using gentle pressure to aid the work of the candles.
When finished the same method is followed on the other ear. Then some more pressure points will be stimulated on the face around the eyes, forehead and also neck areas.
If you are suffering from an ongoing problem then a course of 3 treatments within about 2-3 weeks is recommended, then there after just 4 treatments a year to prevent further build up if you desire, this will be discussed during your treatment along with recommended aftercare advice.
1 hour (appointment time 75mins)
- Build up of ear wax