Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)
This is an ancient, non-invasive complementary therapy known to provide relief from conditions of the ear, nose, and throat, such as sinusitis, glue ear, and excessive catarrh or wax. The treatment can also help with headaches and migraines as well as calming the mind and promoting clearer thinking. It is an extremely relaxing and soothing treatment and is therefore also excellent for stress reduction.
The treatment involves gently placing a hollow, tube-shaped candle made of cotton soaked in beeswax and honey into the ear canal to facilitate the removal of excess wax and impurities via the vacuum effect that results from lighting the end of the candle. To enhance the therapeutic effect, candles infused with essential oils such as lavender or eucalyptus are also available. At the end of the treatment, a short lymph-drainage massage is provided to promote further removal of impurities via the body’s lymphatic system