If you are suffering from head colds, hay fever, sinusitis, headaches, swimmers ear or excessive wax, Thermal Auricular Therapy (or Ear Candling) could really benefit you. The candles are made of cotton, beeswax and therapeutic oils. When placed in the ear, the candle produces a light suction action and the movement of the flame creates a vibration of air in the candle, generating a massage-like effect on the eardrum.
It induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. It is soothing and helpful for earache, headache and sinus problems. It is extremely relaxing and helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
The light suction action gently draws impurities to the surface and gradually softens and breaks up any earwax or mucus that may be blocking the tubes and sinuses within the ear and head. This may be a useful treatment to prevent the need for syringing or suction of earwax.
Using high quality, Biosun ear candles which comply with EC guidelines, you can be confident this therapy is safe and non-invasive.
What to expect from a session
At the initial appointment a confidential medical and lifestyle form will be completed to ensure there are no contraindications to the treatment. You will be asked to lie down on the massage couch, the candle is placed in the ear and then lit. You will hear a pleasant crackling sound whilst the candle burns down. A relaxing acupressure facial massage will then be carried out which aids lymph drainage, boosts circulation to the facial tissues and relieves tension.. You don’t have to worry about anything falling in your ear as there is a plug to stop this. A few sessions may be advised depending on the reason for the treatment.
The treatment time is approximately 30 minutes, but please leave time to fully relax after the session, have a drink and receive some aftercare advice.
Cost per session – £30
Course of 3 sessions – £80