Hopi Ear Candle
An ancient, Indian Relaxation Ceremony that calms the mind and soothes the head and ears. Hopi Ear Candling can benefit conditions such as compacted ear wax, headaches, tinnitus, vertigo, sinusitis, snoring, stress and much more. Includes a pressure point facial massage. Treatment time is approximately 45 minutes.
Hopi Ear Candles (Also known as Thermal Auricular Therapy) are hollow tubes made of cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St Johns Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. When lit, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise and creating a vacuum at the bottom. This vacuum gently stimulates the ear, facilitating removal of excess wax and impurities. They equalise the pressure in the head and ears, making them suitable for most conditions. Secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. These ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes. It is important to note that the candle does not suck wax out of the ear; it stimulates the ear to eliminate the wax naturally, ensuring maximum safety.
This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, the practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona (it's interesting to note that Hopi means peaceful people). Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen 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.
The treatment is carried out in a relaxed, draught free atmosphere with you lying in a comfortable position on your side with your head supported on a pillow. A small cotton towel or flannel will cover your hair. The lit candle is inserted carefully into the outer ear and the flame is allowed to burn down to within a short distance of a marked red line, when the candle is removed gently and extinguished in some water. The therapist massages gently around the ear, using draining movements down the neck. The procedure is repeated with the other ear, and then the you lie on your back for gentle drainage massage on the face. It is then important for you to have a drink of water and lie still for about 15 minutes before standing up.
Ear candling is a beneficial and safe therapy as long as the therapists have received the correct training and only use regulated candles. It is also important that you remember that the candles are not a medication but a complementary therapy.
Hopi candles can be used for many conditions including deafness caused by excess wax, congested sinuses, irritation in the ears, ringing or noises in the ears, tinnitus, rhinitis, glue ear, colds, flu, headaches and migraines.Other benefits of Hopi Ear Candles are:
Ingredients soothe irritated areas.
Gentle warmth and massage stimulate boosts lymph circulation.
Ingredients helps to stimulate the immune system.
Position of the candle, the heat and massage combine to stimulate energy points in the external ear.
You also benefits from inhaling the verbal vapours as the candles burn.
In most cases the treatment is extremely soothing and relaxing, leaving the you with a sense of well-being and reduced pressure in the ears or head. A little warmth is felt, and hissing and crackling noises are heard, with a little popping. Most people say that it is a very pleasant experience! The initial effect can be an improvement in hearing or freer nasal breathing and an improved sense of smell. However, improvements can continue occurring for a day or two.
No contradications are known to date but as a precaution, use of the candles is contra-indicated if:
The ear drum is perforated
Grommets are in place
The ear is infected
The patient is allergic to any of the candle’s components
However, most clients find the treatment relaxing and regularly describe a "slight relieved feeling" in the ears and head but also a relaxing and calming effect on the whole system. Where long-term conditions are being treated, the client sometimes experiences slight headaches and occasional popping shortly after the treatment.
We use BIOSUN Ear Candles, which are medical products Class IIa according to medical device directive 93/42/EEC, and are regularly tested by independent institutes. You can therefore be confident that the candles are made to the highest quality and safety standards.