Hopi Ear Candles
Hopi Ear Candling (also known as Ear Coning or Thermo Auricular Therapy) is an old natural therapy, considered to have its origins in North Arizone and was used by the Hopi Indians.
Hopi Ear Candles are named after the Hopi tribe; American Indians respected for their knowledge and experience of healing techniques and their spiritual peace loving lifestyle. Hopi translated means 'peaceful ones'.
Although the techniques used today are derived from the Hopi tribe, thermo auricular therapy dates back centuries when it was used by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks.
Hopi Ear Candles are hollow tubes moulded from natural linen fabric impregnated with ingredients chosen for their healing abilities such as honey, beeswax, honey and powdered Indian medicinal herbs including sage, St Johns Wort and camomile.
The treatment of Hopi Ear Candles lasts one hour, with a relaxing background music. The therapist positions a hopi candle in one of the ears and allowing it to burn to a measured level before gently removing it and extinguishing it in water.
During this time a light suction action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the ear candle, generating a massage like effect on the eardrum. As the candle burns the aromatherapy vapours are inhaled through the nose. Warmth may be felt along with a balance of pressure in the ears. The ear is then massaged to stimulate the acupressure points on the ear, lymph nodes around the ear and the general blood flow through the ear. The second ear is then worked on in the same way.
The treatment is completed by a gentle acupressure and lymphatic drainage massage.The techniques stimulate the general release of blockages in the sinuses and ears, and encourage the disposal of toxins by gently moving the lymph toward the lymph nodes helping to reduce puffiness around the eyes.
Hopi ear candling may bring comfort to those suffering from ear problems such as earache or sinusitis.
Following a treatment the ear drum may feel soothed, the nasal area clearer, and an overall feeling of relaxation is experienced.
- Hopi Ear Candling helps in the following ways:
- Eases of ear or sinus problems, like sinusitis, tinitis, build up of ear wax,
- Circulatory problems in the ear
- Revitalisation for certain hearing impairments
- Pressure regulation for conditions such as headaches, migraines, sinusitis and rhinitis.
- Local stimulation to lymph flow and local metabolism
- Soothing effects for over irritability and stress related symptoms
- Stimulation of energy circulation
Please note! ... The only contra-indications listed for this treatment include perforated eardrums, where grommets have been inserted or allergies to any of the ingredients in the ear candles.