Ear candling (Thermal Auricular Therapy) is a gentle, natural therapy which helps to calm the mind and soothes the head and ears. Hollow ‘candles’ that are traditionally made from linen dipped in beeswax and infused with herbs and sometimes essential oils are placed in the entrance of the ear canal and lit. Once the candling procedure is finished, a face massage follows working on pressure points over the sinus areas and head helping to relieve the feeling of mental stress and resting the busy mind.
During the treatment
You lie on your side, with a pillow supporting your head and a blanket to keep you warm if you wish. Next, the non-burning end of the ear candle is gently placed in the opening of the ear canal. When in place and secured by my hand, the candle is lit. I hold it in place throughout its burning time.
You’ll hear crackling sounds, just like an open fire as the candling effect massages the ear canal.
Both ears are treated in the session. It may feel like your ears are being gently massaged on the inside due to the air rising up from the candle. Candling works just like the chimney effect in that a very gentle suction is created.
As a little gift…
I offer this treatment with a head and face massage afterwards to help relieve the sinus areas stimulating pressure points to help relieve and work on problem areas. You will also receive a roller-ball of an essential oil blend to help with a “clearing” effect for the sinuses and head to take home and use.
Ear candling is an entirely safe, non–invasive and an incredibly soothing treatment.
Which option should I choose?
I offer this treatment with a soothing face and scalp pressure massage which completes the candling experience. Candling on its own is also relaxing but having the massage prolongs those good feelings as the body surrenders to such a peaceful state. The “full works” is a 1 hour treatment and the candling on its own takes approximately 25 mins.
Some people opt for a candling session before they take a flight and have reported it helps them with the change in air pressure.
Ear Candling 30/60 mins – £35/£55
Essential oil blend great for opening up the airways!
doTERRA Breathe is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara. doTERRA Breathe maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. doTERRA Breathe can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.
doTERRA Breathe™ – £30 from www.mydoterra.com/viptherapies
If you’d like to book or find out more about any of my treatments, please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 07789 516 517.