Hopi Ear Candles
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. However, the practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona (it's interesting to note that Hopi means peaceful people). 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 still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians.
How do Hopi Ear Candles work? 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.What are Hopi Ear Candles used for?Though results may vary from patient to patient, some of my clients have reported Hopi Candles to be helpful with:Excessive or compacted wax in the ears (see patients comments)Irritation in ears and sinuses. Pressure regulation in cases of : sinusitis / rhinitis / glue ear / colds / flu / headaches / migraine. Stimulation of local and reflex energy flow. Energetic revitalisation in cases of hearing impairment. Relaxing and calming effect in cases of stress. Noises in the ears, ringing, tinnitus. Remember, if in doubt, always contact your GP.
Are there any side effects? No contradictions are known to date but as a precaution, it is advisable not to use Hopi candles if grommets are in place or if there is inflammation or infection. In the event of an allergic reaction to the contents.
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.
What a typical Treatment Session entails. You are asked to lie comfortably and listen to relaxing music. The candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal, where it is lit. Held 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. Some fall asleep during treatment.
After the candles have finished their work, you will receive a face, head and neck massage to really relax you even further and enhance the treatment of the candles. The hi-light of the treatment is to see what has been drawn up into the candle from your ear - not for the weak hearted!!! You will be amazed what you have been storing in your ears!!
Frequently Asked Questions: Here are some typical questions asked. Hopefully anything you might want to know is covered somewhere on this page. If it isn't, don't hesitate to contact me.
Does it help to have a treatment before taking a flight? Yes - if you do not have an ear infection, if you suffer with ear or sinus problems, it is a good idea to have a treatment prior to your flight to get rid of any excess wax.
I suffer from a lot of ear wax and often have them syringed. Could I use these candles instead? Yes you could. I have a number of clients who previously endured the discomfort of syringing but now visit me for a Hopi treatment instead.
Cost of treatment £40.00
**Special offer** only £15 for a Hopi Ear Candle treatment when added on at the same time of your appointment of another treatment.