Ear candling (Thermo-Auricular Therapy) is a very gentle and relaxing treatment that can help with ear and sinus problems. Ear Candles are hollow tubes made of cotton, beeswax, honey and soothing herbs. When lit and inserted gently into the ear, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise, creating a gentle vacuum at the bottom. This vacuum gently stimulates the ear, helping it to naturally eliminate excess wax.
Ear Candling can help with many problems involving the ears and nose, such as:
- Excess ear wax
- Blocked sinuses
- Frequent ear infections
- Headaches caused by sinus pressure
What does a Hopi Ear Candling Treatment involve?
The treatment begins with a gentle massage of the face, neck and head to relieve tension and stimulate blood flow to the face and ear. You will then lie on your back with your head turned to one side and the candle will be lit and gently inserted into your outer ear. The therapist will hold the candle in place while the candle is burning (around 12 minutes). This is then repeated on the other ear and followed by further massage of the head and face to help the ears and sinuses to clear