Hopi Ear Candles

What happens in a Hopi Ear Candling session?

Ear CandlingThis treatment is usually done whilst lying on a couch, the candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal, where it is lit. It is held in a vertical position and the flame is extinguished before it gets anywhere near the skin. The client hears some crackling together with a little warmth as the candles burns. The client then turns over and the other ear is treated. Most clients find the whole experience very relaxing. Some fall asleep during treatment. At the end of the treatment there is time for feedback, examination of the contents of the remains of the candle if the client is interested, advice on aftercare and further appointments.

There are no known contraindications to this treatment, however 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.

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.

In conjunction with this treatment: As the treatment does not take very long, I often follow it with another treatment, such as rejuvenating face massage and/or reiki.

Appointment time: Depending on follow on treatment, allow 45 minutes

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There is a popular belief that the treatment originated with the American Indian Hopi nation, however they refute this completely and continue to request all makers of Hopi Ear Candles to disassociate their people with this practice.

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. 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.

Candles may help with a wide range of disorders in ears and/or sinuses and have a relaxing calming effect for stress disorders. Remember, if in doubt, always contact your GP.