What is Hopi Ear Candle treatment?
A Hopi Ear Candle treatment (also known as Thermo-Auricular Therapy) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. I use only original Biosun ear candles which are produced to excellent standards. These ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes. Though results vary from patient to patient, some clients have reported Hopi Candles may help with a wide range of disorders in ears and/or sinuses and have a relaxing calming effect for stress disorders.
How a Hopi Ear Candle treatment works
The process of Hopi ear candling involves a specially designed hollow candle made of natural ingredients. When the candle is lit & one end gently inserted just inside the ear a moderate suction action is created called the chimney effect. The suction that is formed draws the impurities from within the ear and helps to loosen excess or compacted ear wax.
The movement & energy of the flame sends tiny vibrations down the candle which gently massages the tympanic membrane (also known as the ear drum). This massage causes any excess pressure within the inner ear to be released. This may be particularly helpful for people who suffer from pain in the ear when flying or diving.
The number of Hopi treatments that may be needed to help a problem depends on the length of time you have had the condition and what condition you are suffering from. The longer you have had the condition the more treatments that may be needed before there is a noticeable improvement however this varies for each person. Although anyone can be treated with Hopi Ear Candles, including children, there are cases where Hopi should not be used as follows;
• Infection or inflammation of the ear
• Surgery on the ear within the last 3 months
• Perforation of the ear drum
• Lack of ear drum
• Auricular cysts
• Grommets, drains or ventilation tubes fitted
• Known allergy to candle contents (beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St John’s Wort, camomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax)
Providing you have none of these existing conditions you can have a Hopi Ear Candle treatment.
What a typical treatment session entails
You are asked to lie comfortably on one side and listen to relaxing music. The candle is then lit at one end & the opposite end is gently placed into the auditory canal. I hold it in a vertical position, my hands keeping the candle steady and preventing any ash falling on to you. You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling. As the candle burns down, the residue ash (if it falls) will just turn to dust. The candle is then taken away & a brief massage is given round the ear area while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the other ear. You then have an additional option of a massage to the face/scalp. Most clients find the whole experience very relaxing & some even fall asleep during treatment.
Price for treatment
30 mins – £25
45 mins – £30 (Includes Face Massage)
FAQ’s about Hopi Ear Candles:
Here is a list of some typical questions about Hopi Ear Candles. If you have a question that is not covered here, please contact me.
Does the residue of the candle go into the ear?
No – the candles are made with a filter inside which prevents anything going into the ear.
Does it help to have a treatment before taking a flight?
Yes it may help – if you have no ear infection or other conditions for not having a treatment on the list above and if you suffer with ears or sinus problems, it is a good idea to have a treatment prior to your flight to help balance the pressure in the inner ears.
I suffer from a lot of ear wax and often have them syringed. Could I try ear candling instead?
Yes – I have a number of clients who previously endured the discomfort of syringing now visit me for hopi treatment instead.
How will I feel after a treatment?
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. Try to drink a glass or 2 of water after your treatment.