Hopi Ear Candling Treatment
Hopi Ear Candling Treatment
Hopi Ear Candles can benefit conditions affecting the head and ears. The rising air through the column of the candle and gentle natural movement of the flame serve to gently massage the ear drum and withdraw any impurity’s. This has an immediate effect of regulating ear pressure. Users often describe a soothing, light sensation in the ear/head area and a general calming, relaxing effect. Many people report an enhanced sense of smell and hearing which might take a few minutes to adjust to. . At you appointment we will choose from a selection of aromatherapy infused candles to suit your bespoke needs.
The medical conditions which this treatment can benefits are as followed;
Head aches are usually caused by stress, tension, dehydration, fatigue, hormones or allergies. The warmth and sound of the candle burning will help to relax the client relieving tension in the jaw and face. The facial and scalp massage improve circulation increasing oxygen reaching the head and facial muscles.
Caused by spasm and dilation of the blood vessels to the head, unknown cause. Vomiting and sensitivity to light sound and movement can also be a symptom. The stress relieving treatment will help to ease symptoms as well as increased circulation. Regular treatments would be very beneficial.
Infection and inflammation of the sinuses, can be caused by the common cold or infection of the teeth. It can cause swelling and pain across the face and cause headaches. The infusion of herbs and warmth of the candle helps to loosen any compacted ear wax, removing infected material and soothe the nerve endings in the sinuses. Lymph drainage and pressure point massage will also help to reduce swelling and pain.
Do not treat while acute, but the ear candling can help when the worst of the cold or sore throat is over. The herbal infusion within the candles contain anti inflammatory ingredients such as honey which will sooth symptoms and clear the Eustachian tube, sinuses and nose and raise immunity.
Inflammation of the mucous membranes causes the nose to stream. Can be caused by colds, allergies such as dust allergy, chronic bacterial infections or external pollutants. As above, but with the added benefit of reducing the effects of allergens.
Only to be used for minor snoring conditions that is not being caused by respiratory conditions. Can be a sign of congestion. Being overweight also has an effect due to the vibration of the soft palate being increased by extra weight around the throat. Candling the ears helps to clear the upper airways and reduces the need for you to sleep with your mouth open causing the soft palate to vibrate causing snoring.
Constant or intermittent ringing in the ears, can be caused by excessive ear wax or recent trauma to the head or ears, excessive neck & head tension caused by stress (reducing blood flow). The warmth and increased blood flow to the ear via circulation will reduce tension in the head and neck and will help to reduce symptoms – unless due to an injury where clients may still see an improvement.
Oral thrush can be caused by long term stress, sugary diet, antibiotics. The itching and infection can also affect the ear canal. The antibiotic affects of the honey and essential oils help reduce symptoms. This condition will still also need to be treated medically.
Excessive Ear Wax
This can cause discomfort and affect the hearing. Herbal vapours and warmth help to soften the wax, and usually within 48hrs an improvement will be noticed, and eventually the wax will come out naturally. The massage movements will also help to loosen and dislodge the compacted wax.
Otitis Externa - Outer ear infection caused by a number of things – Sinusitis, trauma, skin infection, eczema, inflamed tonsils.
Otitis Media – Middle Ear Infection – Caused by infection of the eustachian tube, nose or throat. Can be very painful and also affect the eardrum.
Otitis Internal – Inner Ear Infection – Serious condition many possible causes including labyrinthitis.
If the infection is present the client cannot be treated.
A GP Note is required for the following conditions:
Labrynthitis – Inflammation of the inner ear canals causing vertigo, vomiting, hearing loss, and tinnitus
Vertigo – Can be caused by labyrinthitis, or caused by the semicircular canals or the nerves of the inner ear.
Meniere's Disease – Affecting the inner ear caused by damage to the cochlear/too much fluid or damage in the labyrinth canals.
Neuralgia – Caused by pain from nerves or damage in the face.
Bell's Palsy – As above but can also be caused by a tumor, otitis interna, dental problems or surgery and includes paralysis or weakness of the face where the nerve is affected.
Stress – If medicated or a frequent flyer.
Please note this treatment should only be carried out by a qualified technician. Certificate of training is on display in our treatment room.
How many treatments are needed?
This all depends on your situation and the reason behind why your having the treatment. Your beautician will advise you after your results on the first session. Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks in between sessions
Does the treatment hurt?
This is a pain free treatment and the client may only feel a slight tingling sensation or crackling in the ears.
Cost of treatment?
Treatment includes both ears to been done also a mini facial massage. Treatment time = 1 hour
£40 per session
Please note a deposit will be required to secure the date for your first session which can be paid by cash or by paypal.
Post Treatment Care
After treatment, its important to protect your ears for 24 – 48 hours
Rest and relax and drink plenty of water to maintain hydration
No swimming for 72 hours
No physical activities for 48 Hours
If you have a shower / bath do not get your ears wet for 72 hours
Do not poke any objects into the ear such as ear buds
Protect the ears from draughts, excess cold and loud noises just after treatment as ears may initially be sensitive.
NOTE: If you find your ears are still sensitive after 72 hours please contact us. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions