The use of ear candles to treat ear problems has been known for centuries, used by the Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. They are used to treat many ailments, including migraine and headaches, glue ear in children, catarrh, sore throats, sinusitis, tonsillitis, ‘flu and excessive ear wax. In our modern world we are used to air travel as a matter of course. People often struggle with the cabin pressure during a flight. Hopi Ear Candles can help alleviate this. For the same reason it is also beneficial for those who use the underground a lot.
Despite the name, the ‘candles’ are in fact hollow tubes made in the traditional Hopi Indian way by using a combination of herbal extracts such as Sage, Chamomile and St. John’s Wort which are blended in honey, organically grown linen and beeswax.
The candles work in three phases, the first being a chimney effect where a gentle suction, draws out debris from the ear. Next, the mild heat stimulates the blood and lymph circulation, boosting the immune system, therefore boosting the body’s natural cleansing action. Finally there is a regulation of the pressure within the sinuses.
During a treatment session, the candle is lit and placed gently but firmly in each ear creating a seal and is held in position. The heat from the flame creates the mild suction, which helps even the pressure in the sinuses, clearing the whole area in general. As the candle burns the warm herbal vapour circulates around the ear working on the impurities and deposits which are either carried away in the smoke or left condensed in the base, when the candle has burnt down to the required mark it is removed. The client may hear a crackling sound from the burning candle and experience a warming sensation, but neither is unpleasant.
Hopi Ear Candling 45 Minutes. – £40
Includes – Consultation, ear candle treatment on both ears, facial massage.