This treatment is a natural and gentle way of dealing with conditions of the ear, nose and throat. It is an alternative to the intrusive syringing or taking of antibiotics.
It works in three phases, gentle suction which draws out impurities; mild heat to stimulate the blood and lymph circulation, boosting the immune system and finally pressure regulation within the sinuses.
Ear candling can help with the following conditions:
*Always seek GP consent
An extremely relaxing and balancing treatment. Carried out fully clothed, lying on your side on the couch. A candle is lit and placed in one ear, the burning time depends on problems within the ear. A blockage will slow the burning time, but each candle will last for approximately 15 minutes. There is no pain or discomfort, some sensations that may be felt are hissing or sizzling noises, warmth and tingling. You may feel the need to swallow and there may be a gentle popping as the ear starts to clear or even a blocked feeling. This is due to the vapours within the ear equalising the pressure as they rise and fall. This should clear within 30 seconds.
After the second ear has been candled, a facial massage is carried out, including the ears and neck. This finishes off the treatment and helps to clear any blockages in the sinuses.
Ear candling is not only for those with problems such as listed above. It is a popular relaxing treatment and will make you feel clear headed, balanced and energised.