Christine Ringrose

Massage Therapist & Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist

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Hopi Ear Candling

iStock 000001590835 ExtraSmallThermo Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-evasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. These ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.

This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis.

Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe.

The candles are made from the natural ingredients of beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St Johns Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. A constant high quality is ensured. 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.

The Benefits of Hopi Candles

Though results may vary from patient to patient, some of my clients have reported Hopi Candles have helped with a wide range of disorders in ears and/or sinuses and have a relaxing calming effect for stress disorders.

What happens during a treatment

You will be asked to lie comfortably on a couch then I shall cover you to keep you warm and comfortable.

The candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal, where it is lit. I hold it in a vertical position, my hands keeping 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. Most clients find the whole experience very relaxing.

No contraindication is known to date but as a precaution, it is advisable not to use Hopi candles:

  • If grommets are in place
  • If there is inflammation or infection
  • In the event of an allergic reaction to the contents
  • Remember, if in doubt, always contact your GP

However, most clients find the treatment relaxing and regularly describe a "slight relieved feeling" in the ears and head but also a relaxing and calming effect on the whole system.

Where long-term conditions are being treated, the client sometimes experiences slight headaches and occasional popping shortly after the treatment. To find out if you are able to have a treatment I shall first complete a consultation with you to make sure the treatment is right for you.

Please note that a confidential record shall be kept with any relevant notes so we can discuss your future treatments.

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