When it comes to detoxing, the beauty world’s got remedies aplenty — from upside-down meditation and lemongrass aromatherapy to lymphatic drainage and zen shot-put sessions.
But if what you really want to do is clear your head, there’s only one sure way to do it: ear candling, now at Giacomo & Rondi.
Chances are you’ve heard of candling but have no idea what it actually involves. Well, traditionally you lie on your side on a plush white bed, with a hollow, cone-shaped candle placed in the opening of your ear. The heat from the burning candle loosens excess, potentially harmful wax and wicks it away.
But G&R’s version of the treatment includes a scalp massage that’s relaxing enough to clear your mind as well. So by the time you leave, you’re cleansed not just physically but metaphysically. It’s the kind of coup that mystical Eastern arts aspire to.
As in: wax on, wax off.
Giacomo & Rondi Salon, 539 Commonwealth Avenue, Kenmore Square (617-437-1313 or giacomoandrondi.com).