The client lies on their side on a therapy couch with a light material covering the side of the head being worked on. No clothing needs to be removed. When the client is comfortable the Hopi Ear Candle is lighted and inserted just into the outside edge of the external ear canal. It takes around 20 minutes for the candle to burn down, it is then removed. The client turns over onto their other side and the same procedure is performed again. A full consultation is carried out before the therapy begins.
It is reported that the therapy may help with swimmers’ and divers’ ears (damp ear), excessive wax, sinusitis or rhinitis, some balance problems or pressure regulation within the ears such as when flying
I usually work from my therapy room in Pilates and Beyond Studio, in Darlington, but if necessary I will happily travel to businesses and clients' homes within Darlington, County Durham and Tees Valley. For current prices, and approximate length of treatment, please see the Price List page.
Ear candling was used by the Hopi people (Native American Indians) and was brought to Europe by a Hopi tribe elder, together with Biosun’s professional involvement. There are safety elements built into the Hopi Ear Candle that may not be a feature of some other ear candles.
The Hopi Ear Candles are made from pure cotton, bees wax, honey, sage, St. John’s Wort and camomile. They are lighted and inserted just into the external ear canal where the movement of the flame and light suction creates a vibration of air in the candle, generating a massage effect on the ear drum.
Most people are able to have this therapy but there are some contra-indications for some people. For example if you have grommets in the ears, have perforated ear drums, you are allergic to any of the ingredients within the candle, have a cochlea implant or have an ear infection.
Should you have any questions you might like to ask simply contact me by email or phone.