The ancient practise of Ear Candling has been used by many ancient cultures around the globe for centuries. Ear Candles were used for cleansing, purifying and also spiritual healing.
What are Ear Candles?
Ear Candles are hollow tubes made from organic cotton, soaked with beeswax, therapeutic oils, herbs and honey. The candle acts like a chimney once lit, causing the warm air inside it to rise, creating a vacuum at the bottom. With the vacuum created the ear is stimulated facilitating the removal of impurities and excess wax.
The Ear Candle stimulates the ear to eliminate the wax naturally and does not suck the wax out of the ear.
Benefits of Ear Candling
- Clears the mind and senses
- May improve hearing caused by excess wax
- Clear congested sinuses
- Can help alleviate symptoms of tinnitus, glue ear, blocked Eustachian tubes
- Headaches and migraines
- Bell’s Palsy
- Loss of smell or taste
- Particularly suitable for children
- Hay fever
The Natural therapeutic ingredients of the Biosun Ear Candles are known for their healing properties and soothing benefits. The vapours gently enter through the ear and are inhaled in the air which may help trigger deep relaxation and a positive mental state. The treatment is very soothing and reduces pressure in the head and ears, leaving you with a sense of well-being.
What happens during a treatment?
Firstly a full consultation is taken to establish a little about yourself and your lifestyle. You will be lying on your side on a massage couch, fully clothed resting your head on a pillow and a towel protecting your hair and face.
The Ear Candle will be lit then gently placed into the opening of the ear. As the Ear Candle burns, slight warmth is felt and a pleasant hissing or crackling sound is heard. The candle takes approximately 9-12 minutes to burn down to the red safety mark, at which point the candle is gently removed and extinguished in water. You will be turned over to treat the other ear in exactly the same way.
After the Ear Candling is complete you will receive Facial Cupping and a facial massage treatment which helps drain the lymphatic’s and promote the elimination of waste products from the body.
When the treatment is completed the Ear Candles will be opened and the contents will be evaluated.
Contraindications for Ear Candling are
- Perforated eardrum (can have treatment after 2-3 years with GP consent)
- Grommets or drainage devices placed in ear drum
- Inflammation of outer ear with eczema or psoriasis
- Recent facial or dental surgery (root canal) after 3-6 months can treat
- Client taking antibiotics
- Allergy to ingredients of candle
Biosun Ear Candles
These candles are based on a traditional formula which originated with Native American Indian Tribes.
The natural ingredients are; 100%Pure Beeswax, Honey Extracts, Sage, St. Johns Wort, Chamomile, Beta-Carotene( Vitamin A), Pesticide free woven cotton.
The hollow candles each contain a filter that prevents any candle residue from entering inside the ear.
I use BIOSUN Ear Candles, which are medical products Class IIa according to medical device directive 93/42/EEC, and are regularly tested by independent institutes. You can therefore be confident that the candles are made to the highest quality and safety standards.
Facial Cupping therapy is carried out after the Native American Ear Candling typically lasting between 8 and 12 minutes.
Facial Cupping is performed using different sized silicone cups that gently glide as it sucks over the contours of the chin and around the mouth working up the right side of your face and then the left. The cups glide along the neck from the centre outwards to the lymph nodes on the sides of the face, then drained down. The cupping is very soothing and relaxing; it is not uncomfortable at all and should never leave any marks on the skin.
Advice to follow before and after Facial Cupping and Ear Candling
It is advisable to avoid makeup following the treatment to reduce impurities in the skin. Drink plenty of water to aid detoxification and to keep hydrated before and after the treatment.
Avoid any form of hair removal either through waxing, shaving or electrolysis. Exposure to the sun should be avoided for 12 hours before or after treatment as skin may be a little sensitive when using Facial cups.
Contraindications for Facial Cupping
- Botox or facial fillers (after 2 months)
- Facial surgery or dental surgery (after3-6 months)
- Cold sores
- Open wounds
- Severe Acne
- Extremely sensitive skin
- Broken capillaries
For more information on Facial Cupping, please view our Facial Cupping page.