Hopi Ear Candling (also known as Thermo-Auricular Therapy) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions as well as wax removal .
Ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.
Treatable Ailments • Excessive or compacted wax in the ears • Irritation in ears and sinuses • Pressure regulation in cases of : sinusitis / rhinitis / glue ear / colds / flu / headaches / migraine • Stimulation of local and reflex energy flow • Energetic revitalisation in cases of hearing impairment • Relaxing and calming effect in cases of stress • Tinnitus
Always contact your GP :• If grommets are in place • If there is inflammation or infection • In the event of an allergic reaction
How the candles work
The candles are made from the natural ingredients of beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St Johns Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. The candles work on a chimney principle, drawing any impurities to the surface where they can be gently removed. They equalise the pressure in the head and ears, making them suitable for most conditions. Ear secretions (wax) are gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Most of these are carried away through the candle “chimney”, although some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after removal from the ear.
What a typical treatment entails
You will be asked to lie comfortably on your side. One end of the candle is gently placed into the auditory canal and the other end is lit with a match. The candle is held in a vertical position (see above photo) and will burn down to a safe distance from your ear. The candle is then taken away while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the other ear. You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling, nothing more.
Most clients find the treatments relaxing and regularly describe “a slight relieved feeling” in the ears and head, but also a relaxing and calming effect on the whole system. Some fall asleep during treatment. Where long term conditions are being treated, the client sometimes experiences slight headaches and occasional popping shortly after the treatment.
Session Details & Cost
Each session is approximately 45 mins long and costs £25. Course of 4 £80.
You are not required to undress but wearing loose comfortable clothing is advisable. The session will take place at my healing room in Hove, Sussex UK. It comprises a general chat about your health and lifestyle first, then you will be asked to lie on a comfortable couch. I will guide you into a deep relaxation and then proceed with the treatment as described above.
The History of Hopi Candling
Hopi means “peaceful people” in Native American speak. This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations and is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis.
The practice reached the modern world via the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona . Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamanic healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe. The candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians.