A natural remedy for those suffering from wax build-up, swimmer’s ear, itching ears, and allergies. Hollow tapers made of beeswax coated muslin are placed gently into the opening of the ear, while you are laying prone on your side. Your attendant monitors the slow burning of the “candle” while the gentle, slow, warm smoke trickles from the inside of the hollow candle into the ear candle, loosening and comforting the ear, while at the same time creating a mild vacuum to draw out moisture, excess wax, and in some cases, pus from an infection. Although ear candling is not recommended for advanced cases of ear infection, in many cases, a session of ear candles will draw out enough of the moisture and “funky stuff” created by chronic swimmer’s ear to help speed healing and “pop the pressure” of plugged ears.
A deeply relaxing experience, many clients fall asleep. Ear candling promotes the process of cleaning and healing, and offers a natural alternative to chemical solutions or those who have an intolerance to antibiotics. As the ear candle burns, the ingredients in the cotton vaporize and are drawn down the hollow centre of the candle. A light suction action via a ‘chimney effect’ and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the ear candle, generating a massage like effect on the eardrum. Impurities are drawn out of the ear, by the burning of the candle and either burned away, collected in the filter or brought to the surface where they can be wiped away. It is strongly advised to treat both ears, each with a new ear candle one after the other.