Hopi Ear Candles

Hopi Ear Candles

This age-old therapy – also known as thermo-auricular therapy – is not only relaxing and rejuvenating, it’s also helpful for a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions.

Who Can Benefit?
A Hopi ear candle treatment can be enjoyed purely for relaxation purposes, but the process is believed to be helpful for many problems and conditions, including the following:
* Sinusitis
* Tinnitus
* Hay fever
* Catarrh
* Headaches
* Irritability and stress
* May help to loosen excessive ear wax
* Ear pressure due to flying
* Vertigo

How Does It Work?
The treatment involves placing an ear candle – a hollow tube made of unbleached cotton that is coated with natural ingredients such as beeswax, honey and herbs – into the ear canal. Treating each ear separately, as the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a ‘chimney’ creating a light vacuum effect. The flicker of the flame also creates vibrations that massage the eardrum. The herbal vapours from the lit candle also swirl into the ear canal, helping to soothe and balance.

What Does It Feel Like?
As the candle burns down, many say it sounds like a fire softly crackling away which adds to the overall relaxing experience. The usual burn time of each candle is between ten and fifteen minutes. A pleasant feeling of warmth from both the candle and the reassurance of the therapist’s touch also makes this a deeply relaxing treatment

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