This gentle and soothing therapy is indeed well known for its calming and relaxing effects. Ear candles are now widely used throughout the modern world for helping specific conditions affecting the head and ears, such as sinus congestion, ear noises, and excessive ear wax.
Treatment involves placing an ear candle - a hollow tube made of unbleached cotton that is coated with natural ingredients such as beeswax, honey, and herbs - onto the edge of the ear canal. Treating each ear separately, the candle gently burns down. It is believed to act like a 'chimney' creating a light vacuum. The rising air through the column of the candle and gentle natural movement of the flame creates vibrations to gently massage the ear drum, this can help regulate ear pressure and generate a calming and relaxing effect.