Ear Candling (also known as Thermal Auricular Therapy) is a relaxing, non-invasive treatment of the ears.

Our Sage Ear Candling is a lovely restful hour long treatment where all you have to do is lie down and relax, letting us attend to you.

How Ear Candles work

Ear candles can be made from the natural ingredients such as beeswax, sage, honey extracts, St Johns Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and organically grown flax. Ear candles work on a “chimney principle”, creating a vacuum and drawing some potential wax from the ear into the hollow tube of the candle. Some of this residue can be found in the candle wax after its removal from the ear. It is quite visible, a plug shape.

Remember, if in doubt about your ear health, always refer to your GP for advice – first and foremost.

The Treatment

You are asked to lie on your side, relax and listen to soothing music. The candle is then lit and gently placed into the auditory canal. It is held in a vertical position and the candle is kept nice and steady. You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and we remove the candle at intervals to clear the hollow tube.

As the candle burns down, the residual ash turns to dust inside the candle. The candle is taken away three times and emptied of wax and residue. Then you are asked to turn over to treat the other ear in the same manner. Most clients find the whole experience very relaxing.