Thermo-Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions.
These ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.
A Brief History of Hopi Ear Candles
This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, the practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona (its interesting to note that Hopi means peaceful people).
Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe. The candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians.
How do Hopi Ear Candles work?
The candles are made from the natural ingredients of beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St Johns Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. A constant high quality is ensured. The candles work on a chimney principle, drawing any impurities to the surface where they can be gently removed. They equalise the pressure in the head and ears, making them suitable for most conditions. Secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Most of these are carried away through the candle chimney, although some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.
To enhance the benefits, after the candles have been administered, I provide a face and neck massage.
The ear candles and massage can provide the following benefits :
* Soothe irritated areas
* Stimulate peripheral blood circulation
* Strengthen your immune system
* Strengthen the work of the lymphatic system
* Stimulate energy points on the external ear
* Can help with irritation in ears and sinuses
* Pressure regulation in cases of : sinusitis / rhinitis / glue ear / colds / flu / headaches / migraine
* Relaxing and calming effect in cases of stress
Donna offers Hopi Ear Candles at her own treatment room in Ballycastle.
A Hopi Ear Candles treatment lasts for 30 minutes and costs £25.
I can also offer a 60 minute treatment, that includes a head massage for £40.