Ear candling is a relaxing and enjoyable way to soothe the sinuses, ears and head and calm and clear the mind. It is a less expensive alternative for alleviating symptoms such as earache, tinnitus, ear wax build up, sinusitis, glue ear, water in the ear, hearing difficulty, sore throat, headache/migraine and stress.
A long hollow candle, with a pure cotton wick, is gently placed in the ear canal, while the recipient lies on their side. The practitioner carefully lights the candle and monitors it. Concurrently, massage and lymphatic drainage of the ear, face and neck can be carried out. The overall sensation is pleasant and relaxing.
The healing effect is based on the simple laws of science. Under-pressure (vacuum), vibration and warmth are created in the ear by the lit candle. This gently massages the eardrums, stimulates the sinuses and vascular system and also aids the lymphatic system.
This safe and effective natural therapy, used in various cultures since ancient times, can be a pleasant and rewarding experience for adults as well as children.