Healing Tree Therapies and Shamanic Practice

HOPI EAR CANDLE TREATMENT

History

Ear Candling is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years.it was used by Ancient Egyptians, in Asia and in the Americas. They were used as part of a cleansing ceremony before the person would enter into a further ceremony or ritual. They were used initially for cleansing, purifying and healing of the emotional, mental and spiritual parts .

The Hopi use ear candles as a way of extracting emotional/mental and spiritual impurities and removing inner blocks.

This practice reached the west via the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona. Ear candles were used traditionally by the Shaman of the tribe.  

This is an ancient cave painting from the grand canyon showing the importance of the candles during the rituals and ceremonies.

The candles that are used today are still made in the traditional way, using linen, beeswax ,sage and other herbs and essential oils.

BENEFITS OF A HOPI EAR CANDLE TREATMENT.

Ear Candles are a classic clearance therapy which can benefit many problems around the ear and head area. The lymph system and metabolism are improved by this pleasant, completely painless method of local heat application and a number of psychological and spiritual benefits have also been associated with the treatment. A number of the main benefits are:

  • Removal of excessive or compacted ear wax
  • Reduction of snoring
  • Relief from problems such as sinusitis, rhinitis, glue-ear, tinnitus etc.
  • Reduction of inner ear irritation
  • Relief from colds, influenza, headaches, migraines etc.
  • Improves the lymph system and metabolism
  • Stimulates blood / energy circulation
  • Provides a soothing, light sensation around the ear and head area
  • Relief from throat problems such as tonsillitis.
  • Can help to improve ones sense of hearing
  • Reduces any ear pain experienced when flying / diving
  • Invigorates the immune system
  • Provides a deep and lasting sense of mental, physical and emotional relaxation
  • Reduces Congestion
  • Relieves the affects of stress.
  • Stimulates important acupuncture points and reflex zones

This treatment is a non-invasive way to relieve many ear, nose and throat problems, an ear candle treatment is a deeply relaxing, calming and soothing experience.

The candles used are made from organic cotton which is dipped in a solution of honey extracts, pure beeswax, beta-carotene and traditional crushed Indian herbs, known for their therapeutic qualities, including St. John's Wort, camomile and sage. The burning action infuses the herbs and essential oils into a vapour, which is drawn into the auditory canal.

This performs a massaging function as well as softening any impurities. Many clients report a state of complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation, sometimes even falling asleep. Many often comment on feeling a soothing, liberating, light sensation in the ear and head areas.

This performs a massaging function as well as softening any impurities. Many clients report a state of complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation, sometimes even falling asleep. Many often comment on feeling a soothing, liberating, light sensation in the ear and head areas.

THE TREATMENT

Hopi Ear Candle therapy makes use of the simple laws of science. When the candle is inserted into the ear and lit the flame creates a vacuum drawing wax, candida, yeast, and other debris from the ear canal into the hollow candle. This vacuum is caused by the warmed air from the flame and colder air moving through its hollow center. The movement and compression between the ear canal and the candle chamber generate air flow acting like a chimney. It is this that generates the "sucking" action.

The hot air also stimulates energy points and reflex zones.The high energy light from the flame penetrates through the candle tunnel,. transporting a vital spectral frequency inward to important energy centers. The cleansing fire carries negative vibrations away from the metabolic energy fields and harmonises the energy status.

After completing a client consent form, the client will lie on their side and be covered by a towel.

Attention is taken to the breath and a short relaxation sequence is carried out.During this I use crystals to put the client in an energy matrix for protection and to aid with the relaxation and to balance the clients energy system.

I then insert the candle into the ear and light it.The candle will burn between 9-15 minutes. During this time i work on the energetic level of the client and help clear internal blocks and impurities that are causing stress , illness or holding the client back in some way.

When the candle has burnt to the safety line, i take out the candle and extinguish it.

I then carry out a simple massage of the neck, side of face and ear, before asking the client to turn onto their other side.

The whole process is then repeated.

I finish the treatment with a 15 minute facial massage and drain, to stimulate the lymph system and help remove toxins.

The client is encouraged to remain on the couch for as long as they need, as the treatment is very relaxing .

It is advised that Hopi ear candles should NOT be used on clients with;

- Grommets/drains

- Perforation of the eardrum

- Epilepsy

- Ear infections/recent surgery of the ear.

Price:£30 per treatment.