This option is for only Hijama or cupping services only. It can be either a single type or combination of dry, wet (hijama), or fire cupping, depending on individual requirements and preferences. A session will begin with a consultation to understand and asses the needs of the patient. Please note that if we feel that there may be any element of risk due to any health issues, we will have to decline performing in hijama on you.
If this is your first time, then we will explanation the process to you and address any queries. Generally a session will last between 30-45 minutes. Wet cupping takes longer as there is the requirement to draw out blood for the cupping areas and safely assess each point. With Dry cupping we can cover a lot more area within this timeframe.
Dry Cupping* – £35 (30 mins)
Fire Cupping* – £40 (30 mins)
Wet Cupping / Hijama* – £50 (45 mins)
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*Surcharge will apply for visits outside of a 5+ mile radius of St. Albans
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
- Full consultation to understand your needs and requirements.
- A complimentary relaxing percussion gun massage to get you started
- Hijama / Cupping – Can be a mixture of wet, dry and fire cupping. The process is as follows:
- 1 – Place cups on the required areas for 3-4 minutes
- 2 – Remove dry cups and assess area. Re-apply in other areas if necessary.
- 3 – For Wet Cupping apply small incisions to skin where cups were present and re-apply cup to the desired arae
- 4 – Leave for another 3-4 minutes and assess progress.
- 5 – Remove cups and clean up area. Re-apply if blood is still flowing from a particular area.
- 6 – Wipe scratched area with antiseptic
- 7 – Assess patient and ensure all is well before completing the process.
Full aftercare will be provided, with a list of action items and precautions to take. We are always available for any questions after the sessions.
Benefits Of Cupping
- Release scar tissue and fascial adhesions
- Reduce painful trigger points
- Improve circulation, blood and lymph circulation
- Relieve pain (Headaches, Back Pain etc.)
- Promote mobility and range of motion
- Improves mature scars
- Decrease toxins
- Removing stagnated blood (wet cupping)
There are reports of Hijama helping with other issues on an individual basis, we cannot guarantee that the same will occur with everyone but here are other issue Hijama may help with: Asthma, Blood Pressure, Acne, Digestive Problems etc.
Hijama – Wet Cupping Therapy
A Sunnah therapy where blood is drawn by local suction from a small skin incision. Wet cupping, unlike dry cupping, requires a skin incisions, made using a sterile surgical blade
A plastic or glass cup is placed on the skin, then the air inside the cup is suctioned or vacuumed out.
Lighting a fire source, placing it inside a glass cup and then removing the fire source before placing the cup against open skin.
learn more about what Cupping / Hijama is and the history.
How does it feel?
Cupping is very relaxing and generally not painful. The sensation that is experienced is a pulling of the skin as the cup is moved in a rolling fashion. Redness or a feeling of warmth is usually experienced after the release of the cup due to increase blood flow to the area.
There may be some slight discomfort when opting for the wet cupping and small incisions are applied around the skin when the cup will sit. You tend to feel it more on the sensitive areas but it’s only for a short period. Note: They are not ‘deep cuts’ as some like to call it and it’s simply scratching the skin to enable blood flow.
Who can benefit?
Almost anyone can benefit from cupping. It is used to treat lack of mobility, tight muscles, scars and many diagnoses like headaches, tendinitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, and release of trigger points.
If you are a Muslim by faith then it’s extra beneficial for you, as the teaching state that Cupping is ‘the best of remedies’ and can help you recover from other issues and illnesses if you have faith in it. In addition it is a sunnah practice, so you will be rewarded for undertaking it.
What to expect after treatment?
Mild soreness is to be expected from the build up of lactic acid in the muscle tissue, but less soreness than a deep tissue massage. Circular bruises are to be expected and can last up to a week. Physical exertion and heat are not recommended after the treatment.
If opting for the wet cupping (Hijama) there may be some itchiness where the incisions were applied, and depending on your body, it may take slightly longer for it to heal.