Thermal Auricular Therapy
Ear candles are an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. They were used as far a field as Asia, the Siberian prairies, and most notably native America.
It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, the practice reached the modern world via the native North American Hopi Indians.
Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen healers. Ancient wall paintings (such as those found within the caves of the Grand Canyon) show the importance of ear candling in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe.
How They Work:
The candles are made from the natural ingredients of beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St Johns Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. The candles work on a chimney principle, drawing any impurities to the surface where they can be gently removed. They equalise the pressure in the head and ears, making them suitable for most conditions. Secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Most of these are carried away through the candle “chimney”, although some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.
You are asked to lie comfortably and listen to relaxing music. The candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal, where it is lit. It is held it in a vertical position, using your hands to keep 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 while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the other ear. After both ears have been treated a facial massage will be carried out.
Benefits include improving;
• Excessive or compacted ear wax
• Glue ear
• Tinnitus (noises in the ear)
• Neuralgia nerve pain of the face
• Menieres disease
• Complications of frequent air travel
• Complications of swimming
• Complications of water sports