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Massage & Body Therapy

30mins - €40 / *60mins - €60 / *45mins - €50  

 *longer sessions include head / neck massage / back massage


What is Ear Candling?

History has roots in Shamanic Culture  - Shamans live in harmony with nature and the elements. Through the ages, the EAR has been recognised as an important Healing Site, for example the Chinese – have auricularcupuncture Points, or there is also Ear Reflexology.

In ear Candling – the ear canal represents a doorway for the release of stagnant energy Ear Candling has been practised throughout the ages by the Aztecs, Greeks, Romans, Aboriniges and the Hopi Fire Tribe.

Ear candles act like a chimney, drawing away the vapour and any impurities from within the ear. This in turn regulates the pressure system within the ear and the head, making the candle treatment suitable for many conditions. The hollow candle is gently placed in the ear and the part furthest from the ear is lit, the burning action of the Hopi ear candle infuses the herbs and essential oils into a vapour, which is drawn into the auditory canal. This performs a massaging function as well as softening and drawing out any impurities. 

Wax itself is not pulled from the ear but instead imagine the herbs and oils which have medicinal values ie) tea tree oil / anti viral ... which 'cleanse's this difficult to reach area with it's aromatherapy properties.


WHAT CAN IT TREAT?

Ear candles may not be the first thing that you think of to treat ear, nose and throat problems, however the candles are used to treat many ailments, including migraine and headaches, glue ear in children, catarrh, sore throats, sinusitis, tonsillitis, ‘flu and excessive ear wax. Below is the list of conditions that Hopi ear candles can improve or treat:-

  • Compacted Ear Wax
  • Glue Ear
  • Tinnitus & Noises/Ringing in the Ears
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Sore Throats
  • Hay Fever
  • Catarrh
  • Asthma
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Regulation of Pressure in Ears & Head
  • Stimulation of Blood & Energy Flow, Lymphatic System & Metabolic Rate
  • Energetic Revitalisation of Hearing Impairment
  • Calming and Relaxing in cases of Anxiety and Stress

(If you are in doubt about any of these conditions or problems you have with your ear you must consult your GP before attending a treatment).

Most clients find the treatment relaxing and regularly describe a “slight relieved feeling” in the ears and head, as well as feeling relaxed and calm. Indeed some clients even fall asleep during treatment!

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Hopi Ear Candles Treatment

What can I expect during the treatment?

The treatment duration is about 45mins. During this time the ear candeling will be carried out in both ears and following this a specialised massage stimulating lymphatic drainage of the face, scalp, neck and ears will be applied.

Does the candle residue go into the ear?

No – the candles are made with a plug inside which prevents anything going into the ear.

I suffer from a lot of wax will it help me?

Yes it would. We have a number of clients who previously endured the discomfort of syringing, but now visit me for Hopi treatment instead. It is a gentler treatment and there is no risk of damage to the ear drum as with syringing.

Does it help to have a treatment before taking a flight?

Yes – especially if you suffer with your ears or have sinus problems, it is a good idea to have a treatment prior to your flight to get rid of any excess wax.

Are there any contra-indications?

Whilst there are no known contra-indications to date, as a precaution Hopi Ear Candles are not to be used in the following instances:

  • there is inflammation or infection in the ear
  • in the event of an allergic reaction to the contents
  • perforation or lack of eardrum
  • ventilation tubes, auricular drains or grommets
  • recent ear surgery
  • auricular cysts
  • acute mastoiditis
  • otosclerosis or otospongiosis
  • ear tumour


60 mins - €60 / 30mins - €40 / 45mins - €50