|What is Hopi Ear Candling?
Hopi Ear Candling or Thermo Auricular Therapy uses specially made Ear Candles of rolled unbleached cotton, which are brushed with high quality honey extracts and essential oils. This is a non-invasive treatment and the safe gentle heat and beneficial natural ingredients combine to help with a range of conditions.
What are the benefits of Hopi Ear Candling?
This is a very relaxing treatment and its benefits may include help with excessive or compacted ear wax, snoring, sinusitis, rhinitis, glue ear, headache/migraine, tinnitus, neuralgia, Meniere’s disease, swimmers/divers/surfers ear, labyrinthitis, frequent flying and loss of smell. Hopi Ear Candling is not suitable for those with perforated ear drums, grommets or if a cochlear implant has been fitted.
What happens during an appointment?
If this is your first appointment then prior to a treatment a consultation will be carried out. You will then be made comfortable on the treatment couch, it is not necessary to undress for this treatment. You will be lying on your side whilst the candling takes place and then on your back whilst a lymphatic face massage is carried out. You will be aware of crackling sounds and experience a feeling of warmth in the ear as the candle burns and there is a pleasant aroma from the beeswax and essential oils. Each candle takes around 8-12 minutes to burn and varies according to the conditions of the ear. Once both ears have been treated the session is completed with a 30 minutes lymphatic drainage facial massage to help clear any loosened blockages.
What are the origins of Hopi Ear Candling?
Ear candles have been used for centuries by many different civilisations from Asia, the Siberian Prairies and America and it is from the Hopi Indians of North America that this practice is best known in the West. It is believed that Ear Candles were used by Shaman healers in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies and that the Ancient Greeks used them for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis. Ancient wall paintings have been found showing this practice including on cave walls located in the Grand Canyon.