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Ear candling or thermo-auricular therapy as it is also known, is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that may help ease ear disorders by creating a suction and vibration action, like a chimney, as the candle burns.


Quite different from conventional wax candles, an ear candle is actually a hollow cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic oils, that is painlessly inserted a few millimetres into the outer ear to help with ear disorders. The candles are made from natural ingredients that include sage, St John’s wort, camomile and beta-carotene.  The therapy is not an alternative to a medical professional's advice.


How might Ear Candling help me?


Ear Candles may support people living with:

•   Ear disorders

•   Minor headaches

•   Sinus disorders

•   Problems with pressure in ears and head

•   Anxiety and stress


Ear candles should not be used if there is any inflammation or infection in the ear and are not suitable for people who have had recent ear surgery, or those with ear grommets or tubes, perforated ear drums, or allergies to any of the products in the candle.  


What will happen during my session?


An initial consultation is given to ensure the therapy is right for you. I will explain and demonstrate to you what happens and let you experience how the candle is inserted into your outer ear before lighting it. You will lie on your side fully dressed on a therapy bed where I place a small cloth that has an opening for your ear in it on your head to catch any candle residue. I then gently insert a candle just a little way in the first ear and, after you turn over, the other. During the treatment you may well be able to hear a crackling, sizzling noise as the candle burns – this is nothing to be alarmed about. The therapy is then finished with a lovely ear and facial/sinus drainage massage – the use of oil for this massage is optional.


The candles have a filter in them to help prevent any residue entering the ear and I hold the candle in place to ensure there is no risk to you from the flame. After the session I will open the candle stub to check the residue. The debris may NOT be, contrary to what some may say, ear wax or impurities removed from your ear but an indication of how clear the ears are - the more blocked they are the more lumps there may be in the residue.  By checking this candle residue’s consistency for lumps and colour, I may be able to suggest your ears' condition and make a recommendation for further sessions. Over time, Ear candling may result in a more granular and consistently coloured residue appearing.


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Annette at Time Out Therapies, Norfolk

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