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Have you ever heard of Ear Candling or otherwise known as Thermo-Auricular Therapy?

This is an old therapy named after the Hopi native Indian tribe in America. Hopi means “people of peace”.

The candle is cylindrical and contains numerous herbal, essential oil and tincture extracted ingredients, the main ones being flax, honey, beeswax, sage, chamomile, St. John‘s Wort and beta carotene.  This candle is lit then gently inserted into the ear whilst being held by the therapist. A suction action is created which lightly manipulates the tympanic membrane (ear drum). For some people, in the case of excessive ear wax, the treatment is so effective that wax continues to rise to the surface up to 48 hours following the treatment – this also depends on how much wax has built up.

As the treatment is able to stimulate the ear, nose and throat, all the sinuses can be relieved over a series of treatments. When congestion of these areas is reduced and/or removed, a feeling of tranquillity, comfort and release is induced. The movement and energy of the flame sends tiny vibrations down the candle which gently massages the tympanic membrane. As this is massaged any excess pressure within the inner ear is released. This can be very helpful for people who suffer from pain in the ear when flying or diving. The excretion of wax is the body’s natural process of cleansing and protecting the ear. The more items that are put/fall into the ear the more wax the ear produces. Wax will naturally migrate out of the ear but often people use cotton wool buds which push the wax further down the canal compacting it, thus leading to further problems.

Ear Candling treatments can help many problems such as migraines, headaches, vertigo, Meniere’s disease, snoring, tonsillitis, colds, flu, sore throats, glue ear, stress, tinnitus and blocked sinuses.

The first treatment will include a full consultation lasting approximately one hour. At each treatment both ears are checked and evaluated. Each candle takes approximately 10-12 minutes to burn down and both ears will be treated during the treatment.


For more information:

Call: 01784 483185 or 07940 756585