What are Hopi Ear Candles / Thermo-Auricular Therapy?
Hopi Ear Candles are a safe, gentle and very relaxing natural therapy. Ear Candling, or Thermo-Auricular Therapy, is a natural treatment used since ancient times, which uses a hollow tube (the candle) made of beeswax, pure linen cloth, honey extract, herbs and aromatherapy oils, with a filter at one end to stop debris falling back into the ear. One end of the Hopi Candle is placed in the ear and the other end is lit. This gently warms the inner ear, allowing impurities in the ear to vapourise. The Hopi Ear Candle then acts like a chimney drawing the impurities out of the ear and up into the tube where they are deposited. The suction of the candle, and the movement of the flame, also causes a gentle vibration which massages the eardrum. The whole process is very gentle, allowing the pressure systems within the head, especially the sinuses, to regulate and equalise. Once the ear candles have been used, I apply a gentle Manual Lymph Drainage massage to the face and neck to complement and