Hopi Ear Candling
an ancient, mild and natural therapy
Hopi ear candles are named after the Native American tribe who first introduced this gentle therapy to the West.
The Hopi nation is renowned for their extensive knowledge of healing and their spiritual lifestyle. The translation of the word Hopi means "peaceful ones".
Ear candles are used widely throughout North America and Asia and although the current treatment has come to us from the Hopi tribe, the use of ear candles to treat ear problems has been known for centuries, having been used by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks.
What is a Hopi Ear Candle?
Ear candles are an ancient, mild and natural therapy and have been used by the Native American Indian for many years. The Hopi candle is not a candle as such, but a hollow tube made out of cotton flax. To stiffen the flax, they are impregnated with extract of honey and herb oils (in particular chamomile, sage and St Johns wort), the healing properties of which have been known to the Hopi tribe for hundreds of years. The making of the candles is a complex process and all genuine Hopi candles are made in the traditional manner.
The treatment is very gentle and relaxing and may take up to an hour, depending on the condition being treated. The candle is placed over the ear orifice and ignited. It is only allowed to burn to within 4 inches of the end of the candle. As it burns it produces a gentle local heat. The warm air combined with the oil and herbs soften the wax and draw it into the base of the candle. The candle is then removed and the ear and surrounding area is then massaged. The treatment is repeated on the other ear and then a complete facial massage is carried out, paying particular attention to the sinus areas. We only use Biosun Ear Candles in our treatments.
What Conditions Can Ear Candles Help?
Ear candles can help with:
- Excessive/compacted wax
- 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
- A useful treatment before or after flying
It is not suitable for those with perforated eardrums (or those who have had a perforated eardrum in the last 2 years), where grommets are in place or those who may have an allergy to the ingredients. Medical advice should be sought if in doubt as to the suitability of treatment.
It is a safe and gentle treatment for children. A parent/guardian is to be present whilst treatments are carried out.
Your initial session usually lasts around 1 hour and 15 minutes, this is charged at £40, and includes a full intake assessment and an hour of treatment. Subsequent sessions last around an hour and are charged at £35.