Hopi Ear Candles have been used for thousands of years and the modern ear candle is based on the form used by the Hopi tribe of the American Indians, hence the commonly used term of ‘Hopi Ear Candle’. The physical function is to create a light suction action or chimney effect producing warmth and slight vibration of ear. This combines to generate a massage like effect of the ear drum. Now more commonly known as Thermo Aricular Therapy this is a great alternative to Ear syringing and is very relaxing and soothing.
The benefit of this combination is to relieve blockages and pressure in the ear, nose or throat. Therefore clients who suffer from excess ear wax, sinusitus, hay fever, stress headaches, balance problems or earache can benefit from this natural and pleasant treatment. Thermo Aricular Therapy is suitable for all from children to the elderly.
What Is Involved In A Treatment?
Original BIOSUN candles are used, each candle is produced using only pure beeswax, honey extract and traditional herbs such as Sage, St John’s wort and Camomile. The candles are about 22cm long and are hollow. These are not made from paraffin wax, no wax drips onto the client.
The client is fully assessed prior to treatment and a full record and history of problems will be taken. The ears will then be checked using an otoscope to enable the therapist to ascertain the severity of any wax problems. The client is then placed on their side in a comfortable position and a lighted candle is placed gently into the ear. This is repeated for both ears.
Each treatment lasts from 30-50 minutes depending on the burn time of the candles. Thermo Auricular Therapy is very soothing indeed many clients fall asleep and is suitable for all clients regardless of age.