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Ear Candles (bespoke treatment)

As a complementary therapy, Ear Candling does not claim to cure any disorders. However, one of the most market effects is a feeling of total relaxation and when the body reaches this state, many positive health benefits result. The parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated leading to lowered heart and respiratory rates and increased peristalsis in the digestive system. The state of relaxation produces positive healing chemicals in the body and is an antidote to the harmful chemicals produced when the body is under constant stress. The treatment is non-invasive and gently effective for various ailments. It is also a safe and effective treatment for children.

How do ear candles work?
Due to the shape of the candle (hollow tube) it has a chimney effect when lit enabling heat and air current flow creating a mild suction action. The mild suction and heat of the released vapours circulate inside the ear gently massaging the eardrum and helping to soften and loosen compacted ear wax.
The change of temperature leads to a change in pressure and expansion leading to congestion clearing. Gentle heat is experienced around the ear, promoting blood and lymph circulation.
The ingredients of the candle vaporise and circulate around the outer part of the ear, drawing out impurities and promoting the natural release of excessive earwax from the ear canal. Earwax is softened and can be removed up to 48 hours after a treatment (naturally expelled in the shower or on the pillow in the morning).
Both sound waves and pressure waves from the vaporised ingredients have a gentle massaging effect on the eardrum and consequently on the structures of the middle and inner ear.
Vapours are inhaled through the nose and into the lungs, enabling their therapeutic properties to circulate around the body via the blood. Many of the constitutes of the candles have properties that calm and sooth the nervous system, also having an effect of lifting depression and promoting ‘a feel good factor’.
The effect of the treatment can be further enhanced by a specialised massage of the face, neck, ears and scalp. Having a bespoke treatment incorporating reflexology can benefit the client further by stimulating the body’s own healing processes.

A few of the common conditions that may benefit from an ear candling treatment:

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Excessive/compacted ear wax
  • Mild hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Sinus problems
  • Catarrh
  • Hay fever
  • Stress