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Ear candling, or thermo-auricular therapy, is an ancient and completely natural therapy which has been handed down through civilizations which has reached the Western world via the Native American Hopi Indians of Northern Arizona. A deeply spiritual tribe with their name meaning "peaceful people" they believe in living in harmony with their environment and have a wide knowledge of natural healing.
How it works:
How the candles work is simply based on the chimney effect, drawing up impurities from within the ear. The rising air also has the effect of giving the ear drum a gentle massage which, in turn, helps to regulate pressure. Locally applied heat also has the effect of stimulating blood circulation, which can strengthen the immune system and enhance lymph circulation.
What is involved:
Lying on your side with your head supported on a pillow, a hollow candle is lit and the non-burning end placed in the outer ear passage. Generating a crackling sound and warmth, impurities are drawn from the ear and this takes about 10 minutes. The same is then repeated on the other ear. A gentle facial massage follows which concentrates on the sinus areas stimulating pressure points.on the face and head. If preferred, just the candling can be given and takes approximately 30 minutes maximum.
The candle itself is made from natural ingredients, usually 100% beeswax but sometimes with the addition of natural herbs or essential oils. I use BIOSUN who base their ingredients on the original recipe (100% pure beeswax, honey extracts, sage essential oil, chamomile, St John's Wort, Vitamin A, and pesticide free pure woven cotton).
This practice is a safe, non-invasive and pleasant treatment which is comfortable and soothing, clients often fall asleep due to the relaxing, calming effect on the whole body. Quite different from conventional wax candles, an ear candle is actually a cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic oils, that is painlessly inserted into the ear to draw out impurities and relieve pressure in the head and sinuses. Also known as thermo-auricular therapy, this treatment can help to balance and inner ear problems, remove a build up of wax, help with with tinnitus, hearing difficulties, sinus problems, colds, flu, sore throats, stress, headaches and migraines. Optional with this treatment is a face/scalp massage concentrating on the sinus areas will guarantee an exceedingly soporific experience.