Eat Candling , a traditional therapy used by the Ancient Greeks, was popularized by the Hopi Indian Tribe of the American South-West. The modern incarnation of the treatment is primarily based on the form used by the Hopi (meaning "Peaceful People") Indians who possess great medicinal knowledge and spirituality. The Hopi Nation are renowned for their extensive healing skills.
The original use of ear candles was for aura and spiritual cleansing for purifying. They were used to cleanse and harmonize the different energy fields of the body. Equally they were also used in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies. The importance and use of ear candles is illustrated in numerous ancient wall paintings including those found within the caves of the Grand Canyon
The process involves placing a hollow designed candle made with muslin , coated in bees wax and healing herbs.The candle is then lit and the resulting gentle suction and vacuum draws the wax and impurities from the ear and produces a light suction action. 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. The burning action infuses the herbs and essential oils into a vapor, which is drawn into the auditory canal. This performs a massaging function as well as softening any impurities.
A fire crackling sound may be heard and possibly some gentle popping. The rising air gently massages the ear drum and helps to regulate ear pressure.The wax within the ear is also removed during the treatment.
The candles work like a chimney, drawing impurities out. Most are burned away, although some may be found in the candle wax residue or may appear on a cotton bud 24 to 48 hours after treatment. The column of warm air rising in the candle is said to massage the ear drum while pressure in the sinus cavities and ears is equalized. Most deposits evaporate and are carried away through the candle ‘chimney’. None of the candle residue actually goes into the ear.
Benefits of ear candles
Hay fever and rhinitis
Excessive ear wax
This will be an interactive class where you will work with the candles, so bring a friend or family member and experience the benefits of ear candles.
Most people notice a lightness in the head, they feel less foggy and their smell and taste is renewed.
This workshop is not for everyone. If you have tubes, recent ear surgery, allergies to honey or bees this class we do not recommend. However if allergies there are alternatives! So, let us know and we can accommodate your needs
Fee $25 includes two ear candles
Additional candles will be available for purchase $3 per candle