Ear Candle Therapy

(30 min) $50.00   -   (1 hr) - $80.00

Ear Candling is the holistic way of treating ear aches and other common issues related to the ear. It is best defined as the use of an ear candle which is a beeswax or paraffin wax coated cloth that is shaped into a conical cylinder about 10 to 15 in length with varying widths. Ear Candling is a therapeutic relaxation technique similar to acupressure, acupuncture, and aromatherapy. The benefits of Ear Candling include feelings of total relaxation. 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 increases peristalsis in the digestive system. This 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. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence showing the positive effects of ear candling and hopefully more empirical evidence will become available as complementary and alternative therapists are encouraged to carry out research in the course of their work. It is said that ear candles can be used to alleviate symptoms ranging from simple ear aches, sinus infections, and sinus pressure, aiding sinusitis, releasing blocked energy, relieving pressure points of tension, and overall just being a soothing relaxing therapy. An ear candling treatment can be enhanced by massage of the face, neck scalp and ears. This sequence includes effleurage, pressure points, gentle friction and lymphatic drainage and combines with ear candling, the whole treatment should take around 45 minutes. The massage may be omitted if the client does not wish to have it due time constraints or personal preference of if they present with contraindications to massage.