Hopi Ear Candles
Hopi Ear Candling is a safe, non-invasive therapy that can often be used for thousands of years around the world to help treat head, ear, nose and throat problems. This treatment can be effective to:
- Alleviate sinus problems (such as sinusitis or colds)
- Remove excess or compacted ear wax
- Reduce the frequency and severity of tinnitus, headaches and migraines
- Promote deep relaxation
- Relieve stress
- Revitalise the body
A hollow candle (infused with sage, honey and chamomile) is inserted to a comfortable level into the opening of the ear canal. The top end of the candle is lit creating a vacuum, commonly known as the "chimney effect". This suction along with the gentle heat from the flame draws out ear wax, dead skin cells and other impurities lodged within the ear canal.
During the treatment, it is common to hear popping, crackling or squeaking as the candle burns and draws out impurities. A soothing lymphatic facial* is given after the treatment to encourage lymphatic drainage around the head and face.
*Please avoid wearing make up to this appointment. Alternatively, do feel free to bring cleansing wipes with you to remove make up once in the treatment room before the treatment commences.
I had the pleasure of receiving an Indian head massage coupled with reflexology from Katy recently. Simply put, in my opinion, Katy is an intuitive healer. Had I been visiting Harrogate for a longer period I would have definitely tried some of her other holistic therapies. For sure if/when I return. Thank you Katy for the passion you bring to your profession. I believe you have a unique gift which thankfully you have chosen to share with the world. ”