The historic roots of this treatment can be found among the peopls of the Siberian prairies, Asia and the native North and South American Indians, where many cultures used ear candles as an effective and natural therapy. The Hopi – the oldest Pueblo people with great medicinal knowledge and a high degree of spirituality brought this knowledge to Europe in the form of the Hopi Ear Candles.
During the treatment, I light one end of the candle and place the other end in your ear, whilst you are lying on the massage bed. I hold the candle securely in place throughout the treatment and extinguish it in a bowl of water when it has burned down.
Ear Candles combine a light suction action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame to create a vibration of air that generates a massage-like effect on the eardrum, which produces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. The warm air then rises and as it passes through the filter it deposits debris and excess cerumen from the ear canal in a ‘holding chamber’ within the candle body.
Some clients treated describe this as a relieved, lighter feeling in the areas of the ears and head.
After I have treated both ears, I perform a gentle face and head massage to encourage lymphatic drainage. If you suffer from a severe build up of ear wax you may require a course of treatments.
Please feel free to telephone me for a chat if you are unsure whether Hopi Ear Candles are the right treatment for you. Ear Candling is not a suitable treatment for anyone with gromits, perforated ear drums or ear infections.