Ear Candling is an ancient form of ear wax removal called “ear coning”. Ear candling uses disposable hollow candles made from unbleached cotton dipped in paraffin or beeswax. The burning candle creates a vacuum that creates a gentle flow of warmth. The vacuum softens the ear wax and travels towards the flame in the cone. Sometimes you see the wax streaming upwards and sometimes you see it drip back down. Either way when it’s done the therapist will show you the result. First of all it stinks; and you can see the hard formed wax and the soft flakes that the beeswax candle creates. The therapist will ask the client to walk around, feel how different their ears feel and then it is decided whether to do another ear candle or not. Too much ear candling or doing it for no reason may cause problems.
The process is completely non-invasive and the client is covered with a flame retardant cloth and aluminum foil for their hair and clothing to be protected. The whole process takes approximately 20 minutes per candle. Some notable conditions that ear candling helps with is swimmer’s ear, ear infections, sinus trouble, and hearing impairment due to impacted earwax. People who have chosen to use ear candling have reported having issues like waking up with their ears feeling clogged, popping or clicking sounds as well as having developed pain in the soft tissue under the ear. People who fly have also experienced trouble with their ears and this treatment has been known to help. Ear candling will also drain and alleviate pressure in the sinuses.
This holistic approach has been frowned upon but we know that there are people who swear by it and continue to come back when in need of it.
2 Candle Treatment – $30
4 Candle Treatment – $50