There are many benefits of ear candling.
It is safe, simple and natural, and it is a soothing experience that reduces stress and tension and sharpens mental functions. It helps with sinus congestion, colds, ear aches and infections, headaches, sore throats, mucus, sinus infections and balance.
How Does it Work
The basic premise in ear candling is the spiral of the cone causes the smoke to be pulled down into the ear canal. This causes the ear canal to warm up and loosen the wax and any other material.
As it heats it up, the candle causes a suction by creating a vacuum in the ear canal. Air is drawn up through the Eustachian tube into the middle ear and travels through the porous membrane out into the outer ear. The heat and the vacuum draw out the wax and other materials from the ear canal into the base of the candle.
As the candle burns down, you will hear a lot of cracking and hissing noises which are the process of removing the wax. The warmth feels soothing and relaxing during the process. Ear Oil placed in the ear after candling with cotton to cover will protect from further infections from bacteria.
How Does Ear Candling Help
Ear candling is a procedure used to remove excess wax, draw out toxins and pollutants, cleanse the sinus cavities, improve hearing and other senses and revitalize the nerve endings.
The debris buildup creates a breeding ground for problems and can also interfere with correct hearing. Impacted wax can build up against ear ducts and can also block reception of incoming sound waves.
The Benefits of Ear Candling
- Allows better hearing, usually immediately
- Stimulates and detoxify the lymphatic system
- Helps with removal of parasites growing in the ear
- Drains sinuses and reduces pressure
What To Expect During Your Session
You will lie comfortably on your side on a padded massage table resting your head on a pillow as the candling is performed. Hollow cones 9” to 10” in length and ¼” to ½” in diameter made from spiraled strips of cotton dipped in either bee’s wax or paraffin is used.
The tapered end of the cone is gently placed in the ear. The other end is lit and the heat from the low-burning flame creates a vacuum-pulling effect. For your safety, a plate separates the burning end from your head to prevent any drippage of candle residue.
During the treatment, a stimulating and calming head massage accelerates the removal of harmful debris and adds warmth to the experience. Periodically, the burned end will be cut back. When the candle burns down to about 2”, the process is then repeated for the opposite ear.
Candling will take approximately 15-20 minutes per ear depending on the type of candle being used. During the treatment, you will normally hear some crackling, hissing and the “suction” sounds much like the gentle hum one hears when a seashell is placed against the ear.
Upon completion, an oil is swabbed in the ear with cotton to help protect from further infections from bacteria. For the first 24 hours after candling, it is best to protect the ears from wind, cold, and excessive amounts of water.
How Much Does it Cost?
A 30-minute Ear Candlening Session: $45