Hopi Candling, Thermal Ear Candling or Auricular Candling are all names for the practice of using Hopi ear ‘candles’ or cones. The Hopi ‘candles’ are actually hollow tubes of organic cotton soaked in beeswax and impregnated with honey, herbs and a variety of aromatherapy essential oils. 

The Hopi treatment is a pleasant, soothing, cleansing and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. Users of Hopi Ear candles have reported success in alleviating Hay Fever, balance and inner ear problems, build up of wax, ringing in the ears, tinnitus, hearing difficulties, snoring and sinus problems as well as colds, ‘flu, sore throats, stress, insomnia, vertigo, headaches and migraine. There are many other health benefits from a Hopi Ear treatment.

How do Hopi ear candles work?

They work in a very physical way. The warmth of the flame increases blood supply to the area of the ear. A light suction action and the movement of the flame create a gently vibrating column of warm air which bathes the eardrum while the vaporised herbs and essential oils flow down the hollow candle to massage the whole ear canal. This induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balancing of pressure in the ears and sinuses. The increased blood flow stimulates lymphatic elimination of excess fluids, mucus and toxins as well as helping to soften ear wax which can aid in the removal of excess or compacted ear wax.

Is this treatment unsafe?

City Marshall uses only CE safety approved candles, in accordance with strict safety instructions. These candles contain a safety maximum burning line and an inner filter, which does not allow any residue from the candle to drop into the ear.

Who can have the Hopi Ear treatment?

Hopi candle treatments are safe and suitable for people as young as 8 or as old as 90. There are a handful of pre-existing medical conditions that might preclude this specific treatment and they are people who have a cochlea implant, auricular cysts or lumps, a perforated ear drum, ear grommets or tubes, acute infections or inflammation of the ear or surgery on the ear within the last 3 months.

The Hopi Ear Candle treatment will conclude with a deeply relaxing and soothing  facial massage which will further calm the mind as well as enhance further co-ordination of the cerebral hemisphere pressure.


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