Ear candling also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy is a traditional technique that dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The Hopi ear candle is hollow, made of cotton or muslin cloth, and has been soaked in beeswax or paraffin with the scent of honey, sage and camomile.
It’s said to benefit anyone with the following conditions:
➔ Migraines and Headaches
➔ Vertigo and Dizziness
➔ Stress and Anxiety
➔ Colds and Flu Symptoms
(With that said, always check with a doctor if you are unsure if a treatment is right for you.)
how does hopi ear candling work?
The warmth created by the flame creates a vacuum, which provides suction to help extract any earwax and other impurities out of the ear canal and into the hollow candle. It not only has health benefits but is a deeply relaxing treatment. After the treatment has finished, we provide a lovely scalp, facial, ear, and sinus massage bringing your treatment to 40 minutes.
What are the benefits?
1.) ear wax removal:
The wax in the ears heats up, loosening it. Some wax will be drawn into the candle itself but the vacuum will continue for the next day or two. It usually comes out of the ears naturally within the next 24-48 hours. Providing better hearing and just generally relieving the feeling of blocked ears.
2.) Relief from other health problems:
Many people report benefits such as relief from headaches and migraines, tinnitus, sinusitis, stress and anxiety, dizziness, snoring, and vertigo.
Your ear candling treatment will be warming and calming with recipients saying the candle sounds like rain. Paired with a gentle massage, it makes for a truly relaxing experience.
3.) cleansing & clearing:
Impurities or blockages can be removed, clearing out the ears and surrounding passages. Hayfever and sinusitis sufferers can really feel the benefits.
It’s perfectly normal to experience the following feelings after the treatment. These are known as contra-actions:
➔ A sticky feeling within the ears or the loosing of ear wax.
➔ Cold-like symptoms
➔ Improvement in clarity of sound
➔ Headache or Slight dizziness
➔ Slight dryness in the throat
➔ Lighter feeling in the head and face due to sinus pressure relief
These reactions will last no longer than 24-48 hours, but if you have any concerns please feel free to get in contact with me.
I tend to suggest the following aftercare guidance:
➔ Massage the backs of your ears to encourage any additional wax or debris to work its way out of your ear.
➔ Do not submerge your head underwater for 24 hours after your treatment.
➔ Try to avoid cold air blowing into your ears.
➔ Do not insert anything, including cotton buds inside your ears.
➔ Drinking plenty of water, squash, or herbal teas to help eliminate toxins and flush out the lymphatic system.
➔ If you experience a runny nose please blow it rather than sniffing.
➔ If you had a bit of a cold at the time of your treatment please note your symptoms may get worse.
➔ Ear wax/residue may naturally work its way out of the ear over the following 24-48 hours, this is normal.
Most people need a follow-up treatment depending on the ear complaint or condition. After the first treatment, I will analyse your results to allow me to recommend a treatment course of ear candling, but only if I believe it would be beneficial. If you block book these appointments you will receive 10% off the final treatment.
Hopi Ear Candles | Duration: 40 minutes …………………………………… £25.00