Top Questions

How should I prepare for my first treatment?

At your first visit you will receive a full consultation and fill in a client record form. You will need to list any conditions you have and any medications you take, so bring along a list to help. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your treatment plan. We will discuss any contra-indications to treatment or any side effects of treatment that you may experience. Only when you are happy with all the information given, will we proceed.

Do you help treat terminal illness?

Whilst no therapy can claim to cure what advanced medicine has not, massage and other holistic therapies can bring a great deal of comfort to terminally ill patients. They may have endured painful symptoms or treatments during the course of their illness, or suffer from anxiety and feelings of helplessness due to the situation. A relaxing massage can restore some balance, ease painful, tense muscles and improve mood and sleep. 
A letter from the treating consultant agreeing to any treatment will be needed.

What is ear candling and how can it help me?

Ear Candling is an extremely calming and relaxing non invasive therapy, carried out fully clothed lying down on our vibrating and heated (if you want it) massage couch.
A brief history of Ear Candling
Ear Candling is not a newly discovered natural technique, but an ancient healthcare remedy. It has been used for centuries by the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and native American tribe the Hopi Shi-nu-mu, shortened to Hopi, meaning ‘the peaceful people’ Ear candling has stood the test of time. The candles are still made in a similar way today. They are hollow, cylindrical candles made from cotton tubes soaked in honey, therapeutic oils, and encased in beeswax. 
What does Ear Candling do?
Ear candling is used to disinfect and draw out accumulated earwax deposits and debris from deep within the ear canal. It helps balance the pressures within the head, loosening, unblocking and clearing cavities within the face and head. The candles act as chimneys, directing the exhaust fumes and vapourised toxic particles out of the ear canal.  The outward flow of impurities mixed with the deep deposits of earwax helps stabilise the air circulation in the ear. The candling uses negative pressures to slowly vent out the deposited impurities in the ears by combining them with oil vapours and air currents.
Is Ear Candling suitable for me?
Ear candling is a non-invasive treatment and is suitable for the vast majority of the population. It is pain-free and overall a relaxing experience. It is not suitable for people with perforation of the ear drum.
Will Ear Candling help me?
Clients often report a relaxing and liberating sensation within the ear. They have experienced relieved pressure, pain and ringing in the ears and head region. It has also been associated with unblocking clogged sinuses, allowing for easier breathing, and in some cases has helped alleviate snoring. People have also reported a sense of relaxation and calmness in the whole body and the human body heals best when relaxed.
What happens when I go for a treatment?
A full medical history will be requested on your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential. Ear candling is a very easy therapy to receive. You remain fully clothed and lie down on the treatment couch. The treatment starts with a cleaning of the external ear, followed by a lubrication with a gentle oil. The therapist will then comfortably insert the ear candle making sure all surrounding areas are safe, before lighting the candle. You may feel a slight pressure and hear crackling sounds during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing. The therapist will be by your side monitoring the flame throughout the process. The therapist then removes and extinguishes the burned candle. When the treatment is over, you are welcome to open up the candle to view the remaining debris! 
The therapist may recommend a course of treatments. 
How will I feel after an Ear Candling treatment?
You should feel calm and relaxed with a sense of lightness to your head (but not lightheaded) You may find your hearing has improved and any ringing sounds reduced, clearer breathing, easing of congestion and a more balanced pressure within your head. You can resume normal activities after a short rest period.