At Chester MediSPA we only use original BioSun ear candles which are handcrafted from the highest quality organic linen dipped in a blend of bee’s wax, honey extract and powdered medicinal herbs. They are regularly tested at an independent laboratory in Germany, and are free of all chemical pesticide and fungicide residues. The candles are roughly 22cm long and have a burn time of 10 to 12 minutes.
The use of Hopi ear candles is safe for people of any age. Children can gain real benefits in terms of relaxation and stress reduction, as well as overcoming painful problems such as Glue Ear. The elderly can also benefit through the relief of common complaints such as Tinnitus and hearing loss. The design of the candles prevents any liquid wax or excessive candle residue from entering the ear.
The ears may feel slightly sensitive after the treatment due to the absence of the wax that in small amounts acts to protect the inner ear. At these times the ears should be protected from strong wind and high pressure such as that experienced when diving. In most circumstances this sensitiveness will be gone within one day. When beginning the treatment, it is advisable to repeat every week for the first 3 weeks. After this we recommend clients to return every four to six weeks for preventative and revitalising work.
It is advised that Hopi ear candles should not be used in the following circumstances:
- In cases of acute infection or inflammation around the ear
- If the ear drum is perforated
- If there are grommets in place
- In case of allergy to any of the components of the candles