Complementary therapies are
intended to be complementary to conventional medicine,
and are not intended to replace either medication or
traditional healthcare. Nor are they intended to replace
proper diagnoses and/or treatment by a qualified medical
What is Ear Candling?
Ear candling (sometimes referred to
as as thermal auricular therapy, and also
Hopi ear candling), is
an ancient practice that has been used for centuries
in many cultures throughout the world. The ear
candles are actually hollow tubes
made from unbleached cotton and hardened with
beeswax. The certified Biosun candles I use also
contain the herbs sage, St Johns Wort and camomile
to aid in the relaxing experience of this popular
therapy. When applied by a trained therapist, this
is a very safe and therapeutic treatment.
You will lie comfortably on your side on a
massage table and an ear candle will be lit
and gently inserted into the opening of the
ear. During treatment you may experience
gentle heat around the ear area. You may
also hear popping sounds and a pleasant
crackling as the ingredients are burning.
Suction action and movement of the flame
create a vibration of air in the ear canal
giving a massage like effect on the eardrum
which can help soften compacted ear wax.
Once treatment is completed, it will be
repeated on the other ear. After both ears
have been treated, a light facial massage is
given. Both ears will be treated in your
What are the benefits?
Ear candling has been used by many cultures for both
spiritual and medicinal purposes, but the treatment
today is aimed more specifically at providing
soothing effects for people with conditions
associated with the ear, nose, and throat areas such
as compacted ear wax, glue ear, ringing in the ears,
rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, catarrh, migraine,
headaches, and rebalancing after flights or swimming
etc. You will also benefit from the relaxing and
balancing effects of the treatment.
clients say about ear candling!
"I've been having ear candling sessions with
Sarah and have to say the whole experience
has been very rewarding. Not only has it
helped with my problem but it is the most
wonderfully relaxing therapy I have ever
had. Everyone should try this. The actual
ear candling is very relaxing and then Sarah
follows this with a very gentle face
massage. At the end of the session you feel
as it you are floating on a cloud and in my
case I just wanted the feeling to carry on.
Jan Byatt. Northam (May 2013)
Ear candling is suitable for men,
women and children of all ages. It is a safe and enjoyable
therapy, but there are some medical conditions where it
may not be advisable to carry out treatment,
which is why a full consultation is carried
out before commencing. Ear candles should
not be used if you have grommets in the ear,
if you have inflammation or infection
present in the ears, if you have perforated
ear drums, if you have had recent ear
surgery, or if you have an allergic reaction
at all. If you are under medical supervision
for any ear related conditions, then you
should seek approval from your doctor or
much does a session cost?
40 mins. (includes facial massage and facial acupressure) - £25
Sarah offers Ear Candling sessions from her
tranquil treatment room in Northam, near Bideford,
in North Devon.