Keep Calm, Ear Candling and Carry On

Under the encouragement of a friend and a trained ear candling therapist, Gabriel, I decided to give car candling a try. My first thought was, “Is he going to burn a candle into my ear?” Needless to say, my fear soon vanished after Gabriel’s thoughtful explanation on how it is done and the benefits.

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What are the benefits?

Benefits of ear candling include relieving tinnitus (ringing in the ears), helping to relieve sinus pain and pressure, removing excess wax build up, assisting with relieving Swimmers’ ear, assisting with headaches, relieving severely itchy ears (often caused by yeast, mould or dairy allergies) and helping to unplug ears (often due to illness).

Ear candling benefits everyone especially people who swim, fly or dive regularly, i.e. swimmers, scuba divers, cabin crew, pilots, etc.

Other potential benefits may include improved lymphatic fluid flow through the body, improved colour perception, a more balanced emotional state and clearer thinking.

It has also been reported that those who partake in ear candling experience an improved sense of taste as well as reduced pressure, which may be present in the ears due to a wax build up or infection. Claims have also been made that they are able to assist with purifying the blood. Others have reported experiencing a relaxing and soothing effect on the mind and body after an ear candling session.

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How is it done?

Ear candling involves inserting a long, cylindrical candle into the ear and lighting it on the other end. Heat produced from the top of candle helps to draw out excess ear wax and other debris which may be present in the ear canal. This technique must be done by an experienced therapist.

How much does it cost?

Small fees (cash payment only)

1 session: $20,  5 sessions: $80 (30 min per session)

*Strictly by appointment ONLY. For more information and booking, please call Gabriel at 9062 5742

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Ear candling therapy is offered by ZROOTE, one stop service center for wellness. Also other programmes include CPR training and hypnotherapy. For more information, visit www.ZROOTE.com.sg

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