What is Ear Candling?
Ear candling is also known as Thermo-Auricular Therapy and is an ancient therapy practiced by various cultures
including the Egyptians and Ancient Greeks thousands of years ago. The more modern practice is based on a
technique used by a Native American Indian Tribe, The Hopis, which gives this therapy its name. The Hopis used ear
candles as part of their healing rituals, realising the benefits of their practice for cleansing, healing and purifying of the
mind, body and spirit.
What can I expect from an Ear Candling treatment?
The client lies on one side on a treatment couch and the ear area is gently massaged
with an aromatherapy blend before the ear area is covered small towels to protect the
skin. The candle is then gently placed into the ear and lit, and held in place by the
Therapist while it burns. The flame creates a vacuum effect which helps to loosen wax
and draw out other debris which may be in the ear canal.
The client will feel a pleasant warm sensation and will usually hear crackling and
occasionally "popping" within the ear. It is a pleasant and relaxing experience and
does not hurt. Once the candle has burned down to the safety line it will be removed
and extinguished, and the process repeated on the other ear.
Further massage of the ear area on both sides is then carried out to encourage
lymphatic drainage and enhance the effects of the treatment. Many clients feel an
immediate release of pressure after the treatment, enhanced hearing and a reduction
in their symptoms.
Depending on the condition treated, a short course of treatments may be more
Who will benefit from this treatment?
Ear candling is beneficial for a range of conditions, including:
- Post Flying/Diving Pressure
- Itching in the ears
- Asthma/Hay Fever
- Swimmer's ear
- Pain/pressure in the ears
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.