Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)
What are Hopi candles?
Hopi ear candles are hollow tubes made of cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey and herbs. When lit, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise and creating a vacuum at the bottom. This vacuum gently stimulates the ear, facilitating removal of excess wax and impurities.
How are the candles used?
The treatment is carried out in a relaxed atmosphere with the client laying comfortably on their side with their head on a pillow. A small cotton towel or flannel will be used to cover the hair. The lit candle is inserted into the outer ear and the candle is allowed to burn. Paula Marie then massages gently around the ear. The procedure is repeated with the other ear, and then the patient lies on his/her back for gentle drainage massage on the face.
What are the benefits?
Hopi candles can be used for many conditions including deafness caused by excess wax, congested sinuses, irritation in the ears, ringing or noises in the ears, tinnitus, rhinitis, glue ear, colds, flu, headaches and migraines. As their action is so gentle, they are particularly suitable for children.