Having an ear candling treatment is not unpleasant. First you are made comfortable, lying on your side on the couch with your head on a pillow. After being covered with a blanket to keep you warm, your head is covered and protected with a towel.
A special hollow beeswax candle is now lit and the unlit end placed comfortably in the ear. The chimney effect thus created draws the wax and impurities up into the hollow candle. While the candle is in the ear, your face and neck are gently massaged with essential oils, particularly in the area of the lymph nodes, to assist with the clearing of the sinuses. You may hear either a ‘seashore’ sound or a faint crackling as the wax loosens and is drawn out.
The treatment is then repeated in the other ear, the total time taken for both ears are being normally no more than 45 minutes.
The treatment is beneficial for excessive wax, itchy ears, tinnitus (or ringing in the ear), ear infections, catarrh, sinusitis and before or after flying.