Saturday, January 26, 2013

Face Factor || Ear Candling Therapy


This may come off a little gross, but I'll do it anyway - I enjoy cleaning my ear canals. Or should I say, I enjoy my ear canals being hygienically cleansed. Either way, you get the picture! ;) When I was still a kid, ( also when my mum had no trust to let me do it on my own) I'll lie on her laps and she works the magic. That aftermath feeling of being thoroughly cleansed, to me is beyond words - indescribable. But, one thing that many do not realize is that - sometimes or rather too often, you tend to get so addicted to the ticklish sensation while cleaning your ear canals.. you overdo it, and hence, hurt your ears and may eventually cause bruises or cuts inside your delicate ear(s). WHICH IS BAD! 

Well, I came across this supaa awesome alternative which is safe, clean and best of all, will NOT hurt :)   As the title intends, EAR CANDLING! It was definitely my first time trying and you know what, IMMA DO IT AGAIN. I had mine done at Face Factors Clinic at Publika, Solaris. 

I'm not exactly sure what are the scientific terms or procedures involved in this therapy but what I know is that it takes less than 45minutes to have my ear wax cleansed and removed - which I personally think is brilliant. Here's a pictorial step-by-step of the Ear Candling Therapy I went through. 

STEP 1 : Lie on your side (whichever side you'd like to start with) and allow your therapist to insert the tube into your ear canal. Do let her know if the tube is getting to far in. Make yourself comfortable because you'll be staying in that position until the process ends.

STEP 2: Your therapist will then lit the tube and it will burn until it reaches the end point (notice the red line along the pink tube? That's the end point) Don't worry, it won't burn you! Just relax and let your therapist do her thing ;) 

STEP 3: When its done, your therapist will somehow extinguish the fire or it will eventually stop at the end point. I'm not too sure how because I couldn't really see how she did it. But rest assured, it will be a very comforting and relaxing process. But do bear in mind that, as the tube burns- heat will flow along the tube and you'll feel a slight heat sensation but it's a very comfortable and nice feeling. Don't worry! :) 

STEP 4 : The tube will then be removed and you can always opt to check out your BY-PRODUCTS. HAHA. This is a little too disgusting to be showing to the public BUT, I did it only for my blog readers. (I sincerely apologize if this image above has affected your appetite for the rest of your day). 

Notice that the ear wax (as pointed in image above) is in maroon/dark red? That's because of the pink tube. The discoloration during the burning process - also to distinct the ear wax from the filter as our ear wax are naturally yellowish/brown in color. Well, I cleanse my ear very religiously and therefore the minimal amount of ear wax shown ;P  TEEHEE! 

Well, if you've never tried EAR CANDLING and you'd like to give it a go - check out 

D3-G4-2, No. 1, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas, 
Sri Hartamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

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Special thanks to Selina and her ever awesome team of therapists for the great therapy and hospitality. Looking forward to my next visit! x 

1 comment:

Johnnie Smyth said...

This is an awesome piece of articles sharing your experience and view about the ear candles .I like the process as it is very safe and hygienically clean. People will find it very easy and comfortable after reading this blog.

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