The main aims of Hopi Ear Candling are relaxation, improving the immune system and the relief of ear, nose and throat problems. Through the use of heat and the theraputic properties and ingredients of the candles, the treatment affects the outer ear, ear drum, middle ear, inner ear and the eustation tube.
The warm vapour massages the ear drum which helps to regulate pressure systems within the head including the sinuses. The aroma is also inhaled into the sinus area, which is both relaxing and clearing. The treatment will continue to work for 48 hours.
Once placed in the ear and lit, the heat and candle ingredients work to cleanse the ear and regulate pressure within the inner ear. They are believed to aid Ear, Nose and Throat related conditions and people choose to receive this treatment because it is gentle and non-invasive. The treatment is also deeply relaxing. After the candle burning, this relaxation is further enhanced by a soothing neck, face and scalp massage, or a longer massage if required. The massage eases muscle tension, works reflex points on the ear and improves the circulation of blood and lymph to the whole area.
A treatment session involves the burning of a candle in one ear and then the other. It is a safe procedure. Filters prevent the candle wax from entering the ear canal, the candles are only burned down to the marked safety line, the face and hair are covered by a protective cloth and a trained Therapist will position the candles in such a way that any ash or dust does not fall towards the face.
Looking at the contents of the candles after a treatment can help the therapist to determine the effects of the treatment, and advise when another treatment would be recommended. The treatment time is usually 1 hour including consultation.
Benefits can include the relief from the following symptoms:-
- Headaches and Migraines.
- Sinusitus and Rhinitis.
- Cold and Flu.
- Glue ear.
- Excessive ear wax.
- Loss of smell.