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Ear Candling, also known as Hopi Ear Candling is a relaxing and ancient technique which can be used to help with ear, nose & throat conditions.
The hollow candles which contain ingredients including beeswax, sage, St Johns Wort, Chamomile and Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A), impregnated with 100% organic cotton are placed over the auditory canal and then lit. The candles are held in place by the therapist. When the candle is lit, the ingredients vaporise and are drawn into the hollow centre of the candle and into the outer portion of the ear. A filter in the candle prevents any candle residue from entering the ear.
The heat, ingredients and vibration in the ear caused by the rising air within the candle (chimney effect) helps to gently massage the ear and promote secretion in the frontal and paranasal sinuses. This helps to regulate ear pressure, draw out impurities, stimulate peripheral blood flow and invigorate the immune system.
Reported beneficial feelings include a clearer feeling in ears and breathing passages and improved mental focus.
You do not need to suffer from any conditions to enjoy this treatment as it is a relaxing treatment combined with a short facial massage to help drain toxins into the lymphatic system. This treatment can also be combined with Reiki if desired.
Hopi ear candling is not a cure but a complementary therapy and can help relieve symptoms of an earache, tinnitus and blocked sinuses to name a few. It is generally recommended to have a course of 3 treatments, with a week between each treatment.
Candling is not recommended for those with grommets, perforated eardrum, a current ear infection or inflammation or allergies to the candle ingredients.