Hopi Ear Candling or thermal auricular therapy is a form of treatment used for relieving hearing problems whilst experience a relaxing and soothing sensation around the head.
Although it is thought ancient Greeks used this form of holistic therapy for the first time, for cleansing, purifying and healing, Hopi Indians in America are credited with bringing the practice into modern times.
The practice uses traditional Hopi Candles, which are made of natural ingredients and are specially designed to fit into the ear canal, regulating pressure, removing impurities and restoring the equilibrium. In fact, the term “hopi” means “peaceful ones” so there’s no wonder clients and practitioners claim this technique has a deep calming and invigorating effect on both body and spirit.
Whether you’re looking for an alternative remedy to relieve your hearing problems or you want to relax while trying an innovative form of therapy, our centre of holistic massage in Dublin 15 offers the possibility of enjoying a session of Hopi Ear Candling in an intimate and warm atmosphere.
What is Hopi Ear Candling?
Hopi Ear Candling is an alternative practice meant to enhance one’s mental and physical health and to induce a general feeling of well-being. In this purpose, special Hopi candles are lightened and placed with the opposite end inside the client’s ear canal.
Made of natural ingredients such as honey, chamomile, beeswax, St John’s Wort, sage and organically grown flax, these candles work on a chimney principle, meaning that they draw impurities to the surface while equalizing pressure in head and ears. The warm rising air is responsible for the soothing sensation induced by this technique as well as for the gentle massage given to the ear drum.
Who should benefit from a Hopi Ear Candling holistic therapy?
Most people undergoing this form of holistic therapy have hearing problems caused by ear conditions, colds and flu, excess wax or impurities blocking the ear canal. Also, individuals suffering from sinusitis, hay fever, asthma, frequent headaches and ear noise, pilots and people spending lots of time in air conditioned places are among the usual clients for this relaxing and healing procedure.
Still, the mentioned categories of people aren’t the only ones who can benefit from an ear candling session. The technique is much appreciated and recommended to persons dealing with negative thoughts, stress overload and concentration and mental clarity problems as well.
The technique is proven to relieve congestion in ears, nose and facial sinuses so anyone suffering from tinnitus, cold, influenza, waxy ears, stress and tension in ears, neck and face as well as ear pain during flights should undergo this alternative procedure.
What is involved in a Hopi Ear Candling session?
During a typical session of massage and therapy using Hopi candles, the therapist starts by asking the client about all health conditions that affected his ears, face and neck, causing hearing problems, pain, stress and tension. After this step, the session goes as follows:
- The client is asked to lie on the massage table while relaxing music is turned on.
- A candle – which is actually a hollow tube made of the mentioned natural ingredients – is lit and carefully placed inside the ear canal, the therapist holding it in a vertical position for 10-13 minutes. As the candle burns, a crackling sound is heard and a soothing sensation is experienced.
- The candle is taken away and the client lies face up on the massage table for a few minutes, facial massage being given by the therapist in order to improve circulation and energy flow and to intensify the therapy’s effects.
- The other ear is then treated and the facial massaging procedure is repeated, the whole experience being very relaxing and calming.
- Once the Hopi Ear Candling session is over, client is offered a glass of water to rehydrate.
What are the effects of Hopi Candles on the client?
Hopi Ear Candling brings a wonderful feeling of intense relaxation and happiness and a deep sense of security, being a unique experience not only for people with hearing problems but also for those looking to revitalize and balance their mind and body in the most comfortable and pleasant way possible.