Healing Hands School of Natural Therapies
Holistic Therapies - Thermal Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling)  

Course Facilitator: Christine Stilgoe


This course is designed for students who wish to achieve their professionally recognised qualification quickly. It will be delivered intensively & will require much dedication & substantial home study.

The treatment more commonly referred to as “Ear Candling is by no means a new therapy. Ear candles have been traditionally used by Shamen healers. Their historic roots are to be found in Asia & can also be traced back to the Indians of North & South America. This special knowledge was brought to contemporary Europe from the HOPI people, the oldest Pueblo tribe, with a knowledge of healing & deep spirituality.

Thermal Auricular Therapy is a very effective treatment for the ears, nose & head & is deeply relaxing for the client.

There is a substantial amount of theory work & related anatomy & physiology which is integral to the qualification & students must be able to satisfy these requirements.

This course is suitable for the complete novice, or, for the already qualified therapist wishing to update their continual professional development.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to seek work in private practice, sports clubs, health spas, GP Practices & specialist clinics such as osteopathic & physiotherapy.

There is a pre-requisite requirement of units VR02/74 to this qualification, which can be completed simultaneously.

VR02 – Support Health, Safety & Security in the Workplace

VR74 – Support Employment Standards

Course content:

VR105 – Assess the Client & Apply Thermal Auricular Therapy

Areas of study:

  • History of Thermal Auricular Therapy
  • Effects & Benefits of Thermal Auricular Therapy
  • How Thermal Auricular Therapy Works
  • Duration & Frequency of Treatment
  • Contra-indications
  • Contra-actions
  • Aftercare Advice following Thermal Auricular Therapy
  • Professional Consultation & Record Keeping
  • Practical Application of Thermal Auricular Therapy
  • Conditions Affecting the Ear & Head
  • Health, Hygiene & Legislation.

Students are required to complete case study treatments in addition to theory tasks, practical & theory assessments.

All students to wear professional salon work wear for class attendance & assessments.

Course Duration & Class Times:

This intensive course is 1 day plus 1 final assessment day (9.30-5.00)

See current timetables for details

Course cost:

The complete cost of the course is £100.00 plus £70.00 Assessment Fees

This includes full private tuition & certification fees.

Students will also need to purchase candles in order to complete their case-study requirements. Candles can be purchased at the centre.

A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required to secure your place.

An additional £70 assessment fees will be applicable for candidates not holding units VR02/74

An additional lifetime registration fee of £15.00 will be required for students not previously registered with VTCT.

Course Certification & Insurance:

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the VTCT – IIHHT Level 2 Certificate in Thermal Auricular Therapy.

You will be able to apply for full Professional & Public Indemnity Insurance to enable you to start working in Professional Practice straight away.

Successful Candidates will also receive the Healing Hands, School of Natural Therapies Diploma in Thermal Auricular Therapy.


 Holistic Therapies: 
 Beauty Thearpies: 

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