Hopi Ear Candle - Thermal Auricular Therapy

Suzie Abbott Dip. TAT

Hopi Ear Candles, also known as Thermal Auricular Therapy, is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used the candles initially for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, it was via the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona (Hopi means peaceful people) that the practice reached the modern world.

Then candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from Hopi Indians. The candles are made of natural ingredients of beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St Johns Wort, chamomile, beta-carotene and originally grown flax. I use Biosun candles.

How do they work?

The candles have a purely physical function and work on the chimney principle, drawing any impurities to the surface where they can gentle be removed. The movement of the flame creates a vibration of air in the ear candles, generating massage-like effect on the eardrum. This induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses, as well as soothing.

Hopi Ear Candling is an alternative method of treating irritation in the ears, build up of wax, Migraines, Headaches, Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Glue Ear. colds and flu. An excellent alternative to Ear syringing! 

Hopi is suitable for men, women and children of all ages. It is a safe and enjoyable therapy, but there are some medical conditions where it may not be advisable to carry out treatment, which why a full consultation is carried out before commencing. The candles should not be used if you have grommets in the ear, if you have inflammation or infection present in the ears, if you have perforated eardrums, had recent ear surgery or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients the Hopi Ear Candle is made of. If you are under medical supervision for any ear related conditions, then you should seek approval from your doctor or consultant first.

What a treatment entails

You will lie, in a comfortable position on your side, on the couch. Once you are comfortable the candle will be placed gently just resting inside the ear where it will be held in place until candle has burnt down. During the treatment you will experience a pleasant crackling sound ( bit like that of an open fire) as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling. Most clients fall asleep.Once candle has burnt down it is then gently removed while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the opposite ear. 

Each session takes approximately 45 minutes and includes a mini facial. The facial helps to improve drainage, through the sinuses, of impurities that may have been released by the Hopi treatment.


 Treatment Sessions cost £25 for 45 minutes



For more details or to book an appointment please call 01963 251860 or email info@56londonroad.co.uk