I can hear again in one ear after just 2 treatments! That ear has been blocked for over 6 months. I’m delighted!!
What is Ear Candling?
Thermo-Auricular® Therapy (Ear Candling) is the professional use of Ear Candles, which are used to aid relaxation, relief of ear, nose & throat conditions and associated problems.
There is a lot of evidence that the ancient civilizations used things similar to ear candles to treat various conditions.
Ear candles are hollow tubes made from sheets of organic flax (linen), which are impregnated with a special formula that includes honey, chamomile, sage, St. John’s Wort, betacarotene and is coated in beeswax. Each of these elements has a beneficial and soothing effect on the ear, nose and throat. The candles have a small filter at one end.
At Calm and Clear® we only use BiØsun® candles. These are the best quality ear candles available, and have the CE mark (93/42-EEC) for medical devices in Europe. BiØsun® is the only Ear Candle registered as a Class IIa Medical Device. We also use an otoscope to check the health of the inner ear at the start of the appointment to ensure that there are no contraindications to receiving the treatment.
The candles work on a chimney principle and a gentle vibration of air, which gently draws out impurities and stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph. This helps to balance the pressure and fluid in the ears and head.
This treatment can be done as a stand alone treatment for 1 hour, or it can be linked to other therapies such as Reflexology, Facial Rejuvenation, Indian Head Massage and Holistic Facials.
What happens during a treatment?
At Calm and Clear® a full consultation is taken before the treatment, checking for any contraindications to treatment. Details about general health, surgery, medication, diet, exercise and hobbies will be discussed.
The treatment is done with the client lying fully dressed on their side on a comfortable massage couch. The client is covered with a blanket, and made to feel as comfortable as possible.
The ears will first be checked using a instrument called an otoscope. This helps the therapist to check the health of the ears and also for any blockages and contraindications to treatment.
If there are no major contraindications to the treatment, the therapist will put a lighted candle in the client’s ear. The unlit end (with the filter) will sit comfortable in the ear until it burns down. The therapist will be holding onto the candle at all times. Once one ear is completed the client will be asked to turn over onto their other side so that the second ear can also be treated in the same way, using a new candle. While the candle is burning the client will ear a gentle fizzing and popping sound, which is incredibly calming and soothing.
Once both ears have been treated the client is asked to roll onto their back (if not pregnant) and a deeply relaxing and clearing face and neck massage is done. It is normally at this stage that the second treatment is started if the ear candling is done in conjunction with another therapy.
As a stand alone therapy each session lasts for 1 hour. If used as an “add on” to another therapy it will be for 30 minutes (making the total treatment time longer). The client often sleeps during the treatment as it is so relaxing, and can sometimes have pins and needles in their arms and legs.
Following the Thermo-Auricular® therapy after care advice is given to every client. General lifestyle advice will also be given related to your individual needs, including some dietary advice. Some information about using natural products at home may also be given.
Ear Candles cannot be used if any of the following are present:
grommets or cochlea implants are currently in place
recent ear perforation. If the perforation is not recent then please contact us to discuss if this treatment will be of benefit to you.
Recent ear surgery
Please do not use any oils or drops in the ears for at least 24 hours before coming for a treatment.
Wait 24 hours after the commencement of any antibiotics before coming for a treatment.
Please contact us if you have any other concerns or questions regarding the suitability of this treatment.
Benefits of Ear Candling/Thermo-auricular Therapy
Thermo-Auricular® Therapy is a holistic therapy that has been used by clients to aid the following issues:
Sinus congestion and catarrh
Migraines and headaches
Hearing loss and blocked ears
Blockages from swimming, diving and air travel
Irritation in the ears
Colds (if nose is not streaming)
Vertigo and labrynthitis