Q – What are the candles like?
A – They are hollow tubes, about 22cm long and are made from cotton, beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St. John’s Wort and camomile.
Q – How does it work?
A – A lit Hopi candle is placed in the entrance of the ear and held in place by the therapist while it burns. The smoke it gives off is drawn down the inside of the hollow candle, into the ear, drawing out impurities and helping to rebalance the pressure in the head, ears and sinuses.
Q – What happens in a session?
A - At your first appointment, a full consultation will be completed, including your medical history, to establish the reasons for the ear candling, and to ensure it is the most suitable therapy for your needs.
You will then lay on the therapy couch either on your side or your back, whichever is most comfortable. I then place a lit candle in the entrance of your ear, hold it in place and allow it to burn which takes around 10 minutes. You will generally feel warmth in the ear and will hear a crackling/sizzling sound as the candle burns. It is very soothing and relaxing. I then remove the candle, extinguish it in a bowl of water and place my hands over your ear to keep the smoke inside for a while longer. After a minute or so, I gently massage your ear and then it’s time to repeat the whole process on the other ear.
I complete the session with a face and scalp massage, working on pressure points to release the sinuses further.
The whole ear candling treatment takes about 35 – 40 minutes.