HOPI EAR CANDLING
Hopi Ear Candling is a gentle relaxing, non-invasive soothing treatment which can offer relief to any problems in the ear, nose and throat areas. It also calms the mind to combat stress and deeply relaxes all of your senses.
Not only is the treatment beneficial for the upper respiratory tract but also for the circulatory and lymphatic system, making it a whole body treatment.
What happens during a treatment?
During a Hopi Ear Candling Treatment you will be placed in a comfortable position on your side with your head supported by a pillow. The Hopi candle is gently placed just inside the ear and lit. The therapist holds the candle steady with their hands placed lightly over the ear. You may hear a slight crackling or fizzing noise as the Hopi ear candle burns and you may also feel a pleasant warmth around the ear, head and neck area.
Each candle takes about 10-12 minutes to burn. The candle burns within 4 inches of the end of the candle and has a plug inside to prevent anything going into the ear.
Afterwards an optional facial massage follows, includes particular attention to the sinus areas and lymphatic drainage. (45 minute treatment only)
Stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage to the head and neck helping to eliminate waste material from the body.
Improves blood flow to the head and neck, this increases distribution of oxygen and nutrients to nourish the tissues and encourage healing.
Alleviating headaches and migraines
Improving symptoms of tinnitus
Reducing symptoms of hayfever and rhinitis
Relieving sinus congestion
Easing and preventing glue ear in children
Relieving pain/pressure when flying or scuba diving
Relieving colds, flu, sore throats by clearing congestion in the ear and throat
Improving hearing by softening and loosening ear wax
Alleviating earache by reducing inflammation of the ear canal
Helping problems with snoring by easing congestion of the upper respiratory airways
Reducing the symptoms of meniere’s disease and vertigo
Revitalises the whole body
Relaxes and soothes and so reduces stress and anxiety
Rebalances energy flow to the body
Helps clearer thinking by increasing alertness and concentration
Contraindications; Conditions when it should be avoided
Inflammation or infection of the ear (can proceed after 12 hrs of antibiotic cover)
Surgery on the ear within the last 3 months
Perforation of the ear drum
Lack of ear drum
If grommets or tubes are in place