Ear Candling

A natural ear cleaning technique for relaxation and wellbeing

Ear candling is an ancient and natural therapy reportedly used as far a field as Tibet, China, Egypt, the Siberian prairies, and most notably Native America. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis.

The practice however reached the modern world via the native North American Hopi Indians. Ear candles were traditionally used by Shaman healers. Ancient wall paintings (such as those found within the caves of the Grand Canyon) show the importance of ear candling in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe.

In the Ear candling session, you’ll be made comfortable lying on one side on a massage table. I will light one candle and insert it into a holding cone which is then placed in the outer ear canal where a seal is formed.

You’ll experience a gentle warmth and, with the comforting sound of the burning flame, a sense of clarity and wellbeing.

The candle and cone are removed every five minutes or so, to ‘cut and tap’ the candle, after which it’s returned to the ear. This ensures that no residue enters the ear canal. Once the ear tube has burnt down to an indicated level, it is extinguished in a bowl of water and the outer ear is cleaned of any debris.

The same procedure is then carried out on the other ear.

After a treatment, you may experience a sense of clarity, wellbeing and relaxation. It is a safe ear cleaning technique. Ear Candling is good for children as well as adults, even the very elderly.

The ear candles we use carry TGA Registration ARTG 131710