What is Ear Candling?
Ear Candling, or Thermo Auricular Therapy, is a relaxing treatment that calms the mind and soothes the head and ears. It is a deeply relaxing, calming and soothing experience.
Ear candling is a form of healing through heat and smoke. The candles are cylindrical with a hollow centre about 12 inches long and they have a filter which acts to protect the ear from wax or powder deposits. The candles are inserted into the ear and the heat from the flame creates a stimulating, soothing and warming effect. The candle creates a “chimney effect” together with the movement of the flame, the vibration of air in the ear candle, generates a massage like effect in the ear drum.
Ear Candling may help headaches, migraine, tinnitus, sinus problems, stress and anxiety, ear disorders and aid better sleep.
Individuals who suffer from a pressure build up when flying feel ear candling very helpful. Treatment 24 to 48 hours prior to flying can assist in keeping you pain free when flying. Others simply find it relaxing and pleasurable contentment therapy which can also help with stress.
Ear candling is not recommended for those with a perforated eardrum or grommets that have been placed in the ear.