May Treatment of the Month
Posted on 30th April, 2016
Hopi Ear Candling
This treatment is perfect for easing congestion in the sinuses. At this time of year, with hay-fever so common, ear candling can often help relieve symptoms for a clearer head, nose and ears.
The treatment is natural and safe. A paper candle is inserted into the ear cavity and lit at the far end. The therapist holds this in place until the flame burns down to a marked line, a safe distance from the ear. The candle is then blown out, and a new one used to repeat this process in the other ear.
How it works:
The flame creates vibrations which travel down the candle and into the ear, stimulating the eardrum. This then vibrates the small bones of the inner ear to create a massaging effect. Pressure is relieved from the sinuses. Heat from the flame helps soften earwax and break up mucus in the sinuses, making it easier for the body to flush this waste through the lymphatic system.