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 EAR CANDLING

Ear Candling is a gentle, but powerful touch therapy that helps balance mind, body, and spirit giving you a deep sense of wellbeing.

This ancient, global practice has been recorded throughout history, most famously on rock paintings in the Hopi Tower, North Rim, Grand Canyon USA. The Hopi are a Native American tribe and the word Hopi translates as "Peaceful Ones". Waxed leaves infused with herbs are still traditionally used throughout Hopi spiritual ceremonies.

Throughout the ages, the ear has been recognised as a powerful healing site, where important energy points are linked to the meridians, recognised in Chinese medicine and other ancient therapies.

Today ear candles have evolved but are now coated with beeswax and infused with essential oils and herbs.

When lit these candles produce a soothing vapour which calms and soothes the ear and nervous system. Molecules in the vapour trigger the olfactory nerve, sending stimulating signals to the brain.

The Treatment: 

Touch is a key component of this soothing treatment. facial head and ear massage techniques are included along with a choice of either Facial Marma points or Facial Lymphatic lymph drainage points...both amazing!

As a highly qualified therapist, your safety is of the utmost importance to me so you can be confident that you will be well looked after.

Ear candles do not hurt, in fact, they are extremely comforting.

The candles are administered whilst you are lying on your side on my comfy couch, wrapped in a soft blanket with several clean, fluffy towels that are gently placed around your ear, face, and head but not obscuring your eyes, nose, or mouth. You will feel a gentle warmth from the candle and from the therapist's hands. You may also hear crackling sounds, similar to listening to a relaxing open fire.

Ingredients:

Ear candles contain various ingredients such as Honey, Sage, Lavender & Chamomile. By using 

Chamomile is the most commonly used herb in ear- candles. It is very soothing, calming, and has great anti-inflammatory properties. Emotionally it helps relieve nervous tension and aids restful sleep.

Eucalyptus is used to relieve headaches, respiratory symptoms, and sinus issues.

Geranium can be used and stimulates the adrenal cortex helping to balance hormones. It also has analgesic and antidepressant qualities.

Lavender is highly versatile and is renowned for its balancing properties, helping you to deeply relax along with alleviating headaches, sore throats, and tinnitus.

Honey traditionally used to soothe and soften.

Sage is traditionally used to clear negative energy but also has calming and clearing properties, ideal for headaches.

I used Biosun candles which are of the highest quality.

 

Ayurvedic Marma POINTS

Marma points are used for energy healing within the Ayurvedic system.

According to Vedic wisdom, there are 72,000 channels of life force energy known as 'Nadis', flowing into our physical body.

These points are where the Prana (energy) flows into the physical body and are known as Marma points.

I will gently work these points on the face using clockwise or anti-clockwise circular movements to calm or stimulate.

These points are incredibly relaxing and soothing helping to completely relax the face, where we often hold a great deal of stress and tension.

 

Facial Lymphatic Lymph Drainage 

Lymphatic Lymph Drainage is a very different type of facial massage, which can help clear blockages in the lymphatic system, helping to eliminate metabolic waste and toxins.

When flowing freely the lymphatic system helps stimulate the sinuses and reduces fluid retention and puffiness around the whole face. You will be left feeling very light and clear across the face and neck, so this is the perfect treatment post-cold or when you wish to release tension in the jaw and face. 

 Ear Candling can help with:

Cold symptoms

Tinnitus

Candida in the ear

Earache

Excessive ear wax

Hayfever 

Headaches

Hearing difficulties

Labyrinthitis

Meniere's disease

Migraines

Sleep apnoea

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Sinus problems

Seasonal pressure changes

Snoring

Sore throats

Stress

Swimmers ear

Facial puffiness