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The best places for ear candling in NYC

Need to get your ears cleaned up? Look into ear candling with spas in NYC that know how to treat those ears right.

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Anna Furman
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Essentially a simple process, ear-candling is both a way to relax and beautify. It involves placing a cone-shaped device in the ear canal and lighting the opposite end, which supposedly creates a low-level vacuum that draws earwax and other impurities into the hollow candle (it’s not as terrifying as it sounds, we promise). It’s one of the best affordable spa treatments and clients claim to feel better and hear better afterward, and it’s possible to do it yourself at home, too. But if you’re nervous about potentially coating your bathroom in melted wax, just head to the best day spas for ear candling by a pro.

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Ear candling spas in NYC

Advanced Skin Care Day Spa
  • Health and beauty
  • Spas
  • Midtown West

Go for an ear candling appointment and stay for an osmosis organic medi-facial—an 80-minute treatment that helps with acne, rosacea and hyperpigmented skin. If you’re feeling extra decadent, try the anti-aging diamond or 24k gold masks ($50 each). You’ll come out with lustrous, glowing skin and wax-free ear canals. Really, what could be better than that?

Fabylous Living
  • Health and beauty
  • Spas
  • Nolita

In 2004, massage therapist Fabiola Turner founded this downtown holistic medicine–focused health spa. During your ear candling ($95), the therapist will perform lymphatic massage of the sinuses, neck and shoulders. Stay afterward for a shiatsu, Swedish or deep tissue massage or even a Reiki healing class.

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Wellbody
  • Health and beauty
  • Massage and body treatments
  • Union Square

Visit this Union Square location from Karen Zuckerman for an ear candling treatment that begins with a gentle sinus and facial massage and ends with the soothing application of therapy-grade essential oils. It can relieve your sinus problems, headaches and general congestion, and other in-house treatments include therapeutic bodywork, prenatal massage and Fluid Core techniques.

Serenity Spa
  • Health and beauty
  • Spas
  • Flatiron

Venture to this spa inside the NoMad Hotel for a luxury candle-purging experience. Go on a Wednesday night for the option to indulge in happy hour, where you can sip a soothing lavender tea instead of a well drink and get your nails done instead of having beer spilled all over your jacket at a dive bar. Want to go all-out? Buy the bespoke, microdermabrasion exfoliating soap kit for a full-body treatment experience.

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Art of Natural Beauty Center
  • Health and beauty
  • Spas
  • Carroll Gardens

State-of-the-art laser machines, a “coolsculpting” contouring program, and comprehensive, multi-step spa treatments make this a one-stop shop for your mind, body and soul’s needs. Relieve your sinuses, cleanse toxins and improve your hearing with an ear candling treatment. There’s also more wax to be had—a paraffin treatment for hands and feet will soften and moisturize your skin’s surface.

AB Spa
  • Health and beauty
  • Spas
  • Financial District

Midtown office rats can escape to this plush spot to have their ears cleaned out on a midday work break. AB Spa offers a range of colonic therapy and magno-energizing treatments, and other holistic detox procedures combine new and ancient techniques. Built to evoke Marie Antoinette’s chamber, the spa is certainly a luxurious lunch destination.

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Twenty One Spa
  • Health and beauty
  • Spas
  • Upper West Side

Eliminate pain and headaches and have your ears candled at this uptown standby named after the owner’s favorite card game, blackjack. It’s small and sparse, but there are tea and lotus cakes to be had! Facialists use products from the Dermalogica skincare line, and varied body treatments are available on-site.

Le Salon Day Spa
  • Health and beauty
  • Spas
  • Lenox Hill

This homey Upper East Side spa offers keratin nail treatments, red-light slimming therapy and ear candling in addition to the regular rotation of massages (shiatsu, hot-stone, reflexology), microdermabrasion and facial treatments. Start with a face massage and transition to ear-cleansing, where all-natural products will be implemented to clear out your sinus cavities, throat and ear canals.

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