Complementary Therapies, Intuitive Guidance & Coaching
Ear Candling, Coning or Thermal Auricular Therapy is an ancient therapeutic treatment for the ears, nose and throat. The ear candle is usually made from organic products including beeswax, cotton and honey extracts. It's formed into a cone shape and has a filter at the end of the cone so it can place safely and gentle into the ear. An examination is carried out before hand to check that they are no infections, perforated eardrum or grommets as the treatment can not go ahead unless the ear is free from these issues.
Sometimes, a client can have what we call an earwax plug, which is essentially hard or soft wax that requires either using warm olive oil or if that doesn't work, I would suggest for a client to contact their GP.
During the treatment, you will normally hear some crackling, hissing and suction sound, which is completely normal. You will be covered by a towel to protect your shoulders and arms and your face will be covered with a small ear candling towel. The candle is extinguished by using water and the process is carried out on the other ear. After the ear candling, you will receive a lymphatic drainage massage on the face and ear.
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