What is Hopi Ear Candling?
It’s a soothing and gentle therapy that helps with all kinds of issues to do with ears, sinuses and the head.
What are these candles?
OK first of all, they’re not really candles at all. Hopi ear candles are hand made, hollow tubes of linen which have been dipped in wax, with a blend of traditional herbs and essential oils. They smell fab!
Traditionally beeswax was used, but our candles are all vegan-friendly and bee-free! (Also useful if you have a bee-sting allergy)
We believe the candles originated from the native Americans. This technique is attributed to the Hopi Indians, hence the name.
Symbolically it is a “purification by fire” ceremony, which is extremely relaxing and also works on a spiritual level.
What can Hopi Ear Candling help with?
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Excessive ear wax
- Glue ear
- Blocked ears / earache
- Swimmer’s ear
- Ears popping due to atmospheric pressure changes (great for before or after plane travel & for diving enthusiasts!)
- Breathing difficulties
How does it work?
The candle is lit at one end, and the un-lit end is placed in your ear. The candle will slightly warm your inner ear produce a gentle chimney effect, gently drawing out wax and impurities.
The light suction caused by the chimney effect together with the movement of the flame, creates a vibration of the air inside the ear candle which generates a massage-like effect on the eardrum.
This helps to reset the pressure inside the inner ear, bringing instant relief in some cases.
Please bear in mind that your ears will continue to drain and clear for 48 hours afterwards so this is best done a couple of days before flying.
Does it hurt?
How long does it take?
A Hopi Ear Candling session usually lasts about 45 minutes, but please allow an hour for your first session, because you will need to complete a short general health questionnaire for your safety.
What happens during a session?
You will be asked to lie down on your side on my super-comfy massage couch, fully clothed, and wrapped in a warm blanket. Each ear is treated in turn. When I put the candle in your ear you will hear gentle hissing and sizzling sounds, which always remind me of frying food!
You may find that your ears pop during the session. This is normal and nothing to worry about.
After both ears have been treated, you will be given a relaxing facial massage which helps to drain any nasties out of your sinuses and clears toxins in your skin, making for a brighter complexion.
The massage includes Angel Wings Reiki, which I will channel for you at the same time. It makes for a really relaxing and healing experience and we call it an Angel Wings Facial Massage.
(The Angel Wings Facial Massage can also be booked on it’s own if you don’t need your ears doing!)
I will also give you a glass of water at the end, because swallowing helps the process along. (Your ears may pop again at this point!)
You may find straight after that you can hear and smell better already. Your ears and sinuses will continue to drain for 48 hours after treatment, but don’t worry, you probably wont notice anything except perhaps swallowing a bit more than usual!
How much does it cost?
Just £30 per session for both ears including Angel Wings Facial Massage
BOOK NOW to enjoy the comfort and relief of a Hopi Ear Candling