Hopi ear candling (also known as Thermo Auricular Therapy) is an ancient natural and non-invasive therapy handed down by many civilisations, including the ancient Sumerians, Egyptians and Greeks, who used ear candles for cleansing and healing purposes. The practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona (Hopi means ‘peaceful people’) Ear candles were used traditionally by shamen healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies. The candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians. (ingredients invariably include: Beeswax, Sage, Chamomile, Flax, St John’s Wort)

The process of Hopi candling involves a specially designed hollow candle being inserted just inside the ear canal. The candle is then lit and a secretion flow is gently stimulated and draws the impurities from within the ear and allows for easier drainage through the Eustachian tube to the throat. This process is known as ‘the chimney effect’. The flame creates a vibration of air in the candle's shaft generating a massage-like effect on the eardrum, equalising pressure, clearing sinuses, and inducing a pleasant feeling of warmth and balance.

Hopi Ear Candling has many positive benefits and can help with a variety of conditions of the ear (nose and throat and surrounding area)
These include:

Hayfever and rhinitus
Excessive ear wax
Hearing impairment
Tension headaches

Hopi Ear Candling may not be a complete cure of any of the above conditions but there are multiple cases worldwide where the treatment has helped to substantially alleviate the problem. Anyone can be treated with Hopi Ear Candles including children, providing they don't have any of the contra indications indicated below.

Infection/inflammation of the ear
Surgery on the ear within the last 6 months
Perforation of the ear drum

You will be placed in a comfortable position laying down on your side. The ear candle will be placed gently just inside the ear canal and lit. A hand towel will be placed close to the ear and surrounding area. The ear candle will then be held firmly in place and lit producing a small slow burning flame. You will experience a fire crackling sound as the candle burns and possibly some slight popping of the ear. You will also feel a gentle massaging sensation to the ear drum and some heat as the candle burns lower. (The candle is allowed to burn down for approximately 10-12 minutes) When the candle has burned it is carefully removed from the ear and extinguished. The entire process is then repeated for the other ear. Once both ears have been treated you will be left to relax for a few minutes.

This treatment is most effective when bundled together with Acupressure Detox Treatment and Foot Reflexology, maximising the purification process.