EAR CANDLING (Thermal Auricular Therapy)
Ear candling is an ancient, complementary therapy designed to help treat conditions associated with the ear, nose and throat. It is a technique that involves placing a hollow cone shaped candle made of unbleached cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey and/or herbs into the ear canal to stimulate the ear a facilitate deep relaxation in addition to the relief of symptoms.
How does it work:
As the candle burns down and heats up, rising air in the column creates a very mild suction effect at the base which may help to loosen compacted earwax. At the same time the beeswax and other ingredients of the candle are vaporised, and this creates a downward spiral of air into the ear canal where gentle pressure waves and sound from the sizzling ingredients massage the eardrum.
As the ear nose and throat are interconnected this regulates and balances pressure in the ears as well as the entire respiratory tract. The sinuses are drained, and clients notice clear breathing and an improved sense of smell.
Due to the proximity of the major energy meridians to the ear, important energy points, lymphatic nodes and reflexes are stimulated during an ear candling session and the aroma of the ingredients in the candle induce a deep sense of relaxation during the treatment.
Ear candling does not claim to cure any disorders but may be beneficial in the treatment of the following conditions:
Bell’s Palsy. Colds and flu. Earache . Loosening excessive earwax.
Glue ear Hay fever/ allergies Headaches Hearing difficulties
Migraines Meniere’s disease Pressure changes Obstructive sleep apnoea (0
Snoring Tinnitus. Swimmers ear Sore Throat (pharyngitis)
Beneficial for frequent fliers Natural alternative to ear syringing
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a very light form of massage which stimulates the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins, excess fluid and bacteria. It is excellent to relieve sinus pressure from colds and allergies, reduce fluid retention of the face and for improving the condition of the skin.
Marma Point Massage
Marma Point Massage of the face involves the treatment specific vital energy points (like acupressure points) on the body to detoxify, strengthen, revitalise and relax the body and to release energy blockages. It is a very important part of Ayurvedic Medicine.
FACIAL CUPPING IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN OPTIONAL ADDITION TO THIS TREATMENT. Also, may be beneficial in the treatment of many of the conditions listed above, facial cupping is deeply relaxing and has many anti-ageing benefits.
Note: Ear candling does not remove ear wax from the ear however, it can assist in the loosening of compacted wax which may drain from the ear in the days following a course of treatments.