Hopi Ear Candling is a soothing, deeply relaxing and calming experience. Used for centuries throughout North America and Asia. It’s a non-invasive treatment of the ears and is used as a real alternative with ear, nose and throat related problems and conditions, such as:
- Compacted ear wax,
- Sore throats,
- Sinus congestion, Sinusitis
- Hay fever,
- The treatment also promotes a variety of psychological benefits, including complete relaxation,
- Reduction of anxiety in times of stress,
- It also aids concentration and clear thinking and creates balance.
One treatment is usually sufficient, but depending on the severity of the problem, a short course of treatments may be advised.
There are a few contra-indications which may prevent you from having the treatment, so you should check that none of these apply:
- Recent head or neck injury,
- Perforated ear drum,
- Ear infection,
- Very high or low blood pressure
The sessions lasts around 1 hour. I will ask you to lie on your side on the treatment couch with a blanket over you. The candle will be fitted comfortably into your ear and then taken away to light before re-fitting. The candles create a conventional air flow towards the first section of the ear – this induces a mild suction which allows the vapors gently massage the ear drum and auditory canal. You may experience a pleasant sizzling sound caused by the vaporizing of the herbs, honey and beeswax. This warm air creates a vibration of vapor which has a soothing effect on the ear drum and ossicle bones. To complete the treatment and improve circulation and energy flow to the area, I will offer you a relaxing face and head massage, using the appropriate for your needs essential oils.