Also known as Thermo Auricular Therapy, Hopi ear-candling is a wonderfully relaxing and beneficial treatment. It can help with many conditions and problems associated with the ear, nose, throat, eyes and the entire head area. Hopi ear-candling is a non-invasive treatment.
Benefits of Hopi ear-candling:
- Treats tinnitus, compacted ear wax and glue ear
- Treats sore throats and hay fever
- Eases rhinitis and sinusitis
- Reduces catarrh and soothes asthma
- It stimulates blood and energy flow
- It regulates pressure in ears and head
- It aids relaxation in conditions of anxiety and stress
- It stimulates the metabolism and lymphatic system
- It eases headaches including migraines
- Some clients have found having this therapy before flying helps with the side effects of jet lag
How does it work?
We’ll have an initial consultation so that we can establish if the treatment is right for you. I then ask you to lie on your side on a therapy bed and I’ll gently insert a special candle in your ear. The burning action of the candle turns to vapour the herbs and essential oils making up the candle. The vapour is drawn into the ear canal. This performs a massaging function as well as softening any impurities. Gentle heat from the candle stimulates blood circulation, increases the cleansing circulation of lymph from the lymphatic system, intensifies the immune system and stimulates energy points and reflex zones. This regulates the pressure system within the ear and head. I repeat the treatment on your other ear. You then relax while I give you a relaxing but therapeutic ear, face and neck massage to encourage lymphatic drainage.
Is it a regular wax candle?
No, the candle is made from beeswax, natural cotton, honey extract and herbs such as sage, St. John’s wort and chamomile – known for their therapeutic properties.
Is it messy?
No, your ear, hair and head are protected by towels. Any accumulation of powder in the ear may be gently removed using cotton buds.
How will I feel afterwards?
You’ll feel relaxed – it’s a soothing treatment. Earwax is softened and loosened during the treatment and you may notice it coming out of your ear over the following 24 hours in a completely natural way (chewing gum aids this process). You may notice you breathe easier as the treatment unblocks the sinuses. Your eyes may water slightly as it cleanses the sinuses around the eye area.
Can I go back to work/go about my day?
Carry on about your day as normal. If showering or washing your hair within the 24 hours following the treatment, it is advisable to put cotton wool in your ears to keep them dry.
If you think ear-candling could help you or you’d like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact me on 086 3893413