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Ear Candling

WHAT IS IT?

Thermal Auricular Therapy – Ear Candling

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This treatment involves a hollow candle, made of herbal extracts, being placed into each ear. The lit candle creates a mild suction action to help draw out impurities from the ear and, together with the slight warmth, stimulates blood circulation and equalises the pressure within the head and ears. This gives rebalancing health benefits to the ears, nasal cavities and respiratory system.

Each treatment includes massage to the ears, and a choice of massage for the face, neck or scalp. Reiki can be added if you wish.

Note: Original BIOSUNTM candles are always used.

RESEARCH/HISTORY

Based on rituals used for centuries and in many ancient cultures, this natural therapy has been handed down to us from the mists of time to heal, calm and clear the head. Traditional practices faded out in some parts of the world, but in America the Hopi Indian tribe has kept the ear candling tradition alive. This tribe is renowned for its extensive knowledge of healing and spiritual lifestyle, and the practice of this treatment indicates a powerful healing tool both now and in former times. Scientifically, burning herbs has been shown to promote negative ions (which make you feel well and energised, such as those near a waterfall), and diminish positive ions (which leave you feeling sluggish, such as those found near electric pylons). Modern research has proved what the ancients instinctively knew, that this treatment works on physical, emotional and subtle energy levels.

HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER A TREATMENT?

Deep relaxation and calmness.
Relief from stress and tension.
Possible tiredness, often leading to revitalisation.
Usually an improved sleep pattern.
Light-headedness or a slight headache due to the increased circulation and elimination of toxins, therefore drinking plenty of water is recommended.
Clearer sensations around the ears, sinuses and head.
Taste buds may be improved!

WHAT DO I DO AFTER A TREATMENT?

Rest for a few minutes immediately following treatment and during this time relax with a soothing massage of the ears, scalp, neck and/or face.
Keep your ears warm as they may be slightly more sensitive for a few hours.
Avoid water sports and swimming for at least 24 hours.
Cut down on caffeinated drinks and alcohol.
Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and to flush out toxins.
Relax and take it easy for 24 hours, especially after a stimulating massage.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?

Effects of a treatment can continue to work for up to 48 hours, so subsequent treatments should be at least two days apart.
Depending on the severity and purpose for the treatment, the frequency of treatments will be determined by the aims to be achieved.
Initially, once or twice weekly treatments can often be appropriate, with follow up ‘maintenance’ treatments once or twice a month.

WHAT CAN BE TREATED?

Stress
Colds and flu
Sore throats
Headaches
Migraines
Snoring
Sinusitis
Asthma
Compacted/excessive earwax
Hay fever/allergic rhinitis
Hearing difficulties
Noises in the ear/Tinnitus
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Irritation of the ear canal or sinuses
Pressure from flying and diving
Pleasant alternative to ear syringing
Earache
Glue ear
Vertigo
Labyrinthitis
Mėniėre’s disease
General tension

Gillian Brunskill

Gillian Brunskill