Traditional Ear Candles, sometimes known as Hopi Ear Candles or Thermal Auricular Therapy, is a very relaxing, natural therapy that promotes self healing, relaxation and can help with the effects of stress. Traditional Ear Candling can have a deeply relaxing effect of the autonomic nervous system, which both boosts the immune system and relieves stress and tension.
It’s thought that many conditions associated with the head and face can benefit from a Traditional Ear Candle treatment.
A hollow candle, usually made from beeswax, cotton, flax or herbs is gently held on the edge of the ear. The warming sensation from the candle stimulates the Reflex / Acupuncture points on the ear, thought to aid the body’s natural healing responses and encourages deep relaxation. We follow up the ear candling with gentle massage of the Reflex points on and around the ear and also perform a 10-15 minute facial rejuvenation massage.
Ear candling is not recommended for those in the first trimester of pregnancy, those with a perforated ear drum or grommets that have been placed in the ear. It is also not recommended if a person has auricular cysts, tumours in the ear, ventilation tubes or recent ear surgery. Anyone experiencing any symptoms / chronic conditions for which they are seeing / have seen their Doctor about should have a Doctor’s written consent before having a Traditional Ear Candle treatment.