Hopi Ear Candling (also known as Thermal Auricular Therapy) is a gentle, relaxing therapy used to treat various ear, nose and throat conditions. It can help to:
• clear wax blockage
• reduce sinus problems
• relieve allergies
• eliminate mucus
• restore pressure in the ear (e.g.after diving, flying)
• reduce tinnitus symptoms
Ear candling was used as a healing therapy by the ancient civilisations of the Greeks, the Egyptians and the North American Hopi Indians, hence the name.
With the client in a comfortable side-lying position, the Hopi Ear Candle is lit and carefully placed inside the ear. As the candle burns down it sucks up any impurities to the surface where they can be gently removed. The client will hear a crackling sound and will experience a warm sensation in the ear, as the ingredients of the candle burns. The rising air vibrates creating a gentle massaging effect on the ear-drum.
After treating both ears the therapy is completed with a relaxing face massage helping to drain the sinuses, eliminate toxins and generally enhance the action of the candles.