Hopi Ear Candles
"I started seeing Roushan for her hopi ear candle treatment to help with recurring ear infections. Through regular sessions these ear infections have reduced significantly and I no longer suffer pain and periods of loss of hearing. It is a very relaxing treatment as Roushan combines the candles with a face, neck and ear massage. I now look on my visits as a monthly treat and recommend it to friends as an alternative to a massage."
- Anne-Marie Gillon, Edinburgh
Clients have found the therapy helpful in instances of:
Sinusitis & nasal rhinitis
Excessive wax build-up
Glue ear and the prevention of grommets
Tinnitus coming from wax on eardrum
Hay Fever symptoms
Reduction of ear pressure prior to flying or diving
Ear candling (also known as Thermo-Auricular Therapy) has very practical benefits beyond the soothing nature of the treatment. The candles themselves are actually a hollow tube of 100% organic beeswax, wrapped in organic flax (which allows the candle to burn evenly, and prevents any ash from dropping). They also contain healing and calming essential oils of sage, chamomile and St. John's wort.
The sensation to the majority of clients is that of a gentle warmth in the ear, combined with the gentle sound of the burning candle, which is very soothing.
Before treatment, I will check your ears, using an otoscope, to establish what levels of wax are apparent, whether there is any inflammation or irritation to the ear, and whether it is suitable to go ahead with treatment. I have been trained in the use of an otoscope by the Thermo-Auricular Therapy Association.
Whilst lying on one side, the candle (lit at the other end) is inserted gently into your ear, and remains there until burned down to about two inches from the ear (I am holding the candle the whole time, and watching the flame very closely!). As the mild heat of the flame warms the air inside the candle, and so within the ear, the 'chimney' or vacuum effect massages the inner ear and remedies pressure imbalances in the inner ears and sinuses. This happens very gently, and only in rare cases is the recipient able to feel this process taking place. At the same time as this is happening, the vapours of small amounts of gentle essential oils (listed above) are released into the ear to assist against infection and promote healing.
The candle is then removed and extinguished, and the other ear treated. You will then receives a facial massage to enhance the effects of the process. Repeat treatments may be necessary. An initial course of three treatments is recommended to ascertain the benefits.
Only 'Biosun' candles (which are the only ear candles to be issued with an EC safety certificate) are used, ensuring your safety and comfort.
You should not have a treatment when the ear is infected, or when there is a perforated eardrum. Please do not use oil in your ears for the 24 hours preceding a treatment.
Price: £42 per session (45 mins - 1 hour), including cost of candles