Thermo – Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling)
Ear candling, Hopi Candles, Ear Coning – or thermo-auricular therapy as it is also known – refers to an ancient, non-invasive complementary therapy designed to help treat conditions associated with the ear, nose and throat.
It is a technique that involves placing a hollow, cone-shaped tube (or ‘candle’) made of cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey and herbs into the ear canal in order to stimulate the ear and facilitate the removal of excess wax and impurities.
What to Expect:
You will lie in a comfortable position on your side on a massage couch before the therapist gently places a specialised candle into your ear. This will be lit and held firmly in place while it burns for an average of 10 – 12 minutes. Your therapist will massage the area around the ears and face to encourage lymphatic drainage and enhance the effects of the candling.
The ear candle – Are cylindrical in shape and around 22cm long. Burning time is about 10-12 minutes, and safety features include a filter – which prevents particles from dropping into the ear.