Hijamaah - Cupping Therapy
Importance of Hijaamah - Cupping Therapy in Islam
Hijaamah - Cupping Therapy has been given a very high importance in Islam. In fact, the practice is a recommendation from the angels in addition to our Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).
Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (ﷺ) said,
“I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me:
"Upon you is cupping (hijamaah), O Muhammad.”
[Sunan-Ibn-Maajah Hadith No: 3477].
Other traditions state:
“The best treatment you can use is hijamaah.”
[Sahih Bukhari Hadith-No: 5371]
“The best treatment is hijaamah, it removes blood, lightens the back and sharpens the eyesight”.
[Al–Hakim 4/212, At-Tirmidhi Hadith No: 3053]
The Physiological & Healing Effects of Cupping Therapy
The primary mechanisms of cupping include:
The cupping action lifts the tissue and negative pressure is applied. This pressure creates a pulling action which allows for the separation of fused or adhered tissue. To provide the best environment for optimal bodily functions the body strives for fluidity and suppleness. Any 'stuck' tissue inhibits optimal functioning and cupping helps to address this by returning the environment to a harmonious balance that is required.
Vasodilation is the action of widening the blood vessels and is usually activated by the relaxation of smooth muscle tissue in any given area. Hijaamah Cupping Therapy stimulates a local response within the underlying tissue structures, promoting the release of vaso-activating chemicals.
Enhanced fluid exchange
Cupping has a powerful effect on blood, interstitial fluids (those that surround cells) and lymph. Cups act as a vacuum, drawing fluids into an area or encouraging them through their respective exchange processes. These processes allow nutrient rich fluids to feed cells while removing waste material at the same time.
Applications of Cupping
The benefits of hijaamah cupping therapy are too numerous to list and include therapeutic effects for circulatory, muscular, skeletal, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems.
Cups can be applied to most areas of the body and are most commonly applied to the back. Very often areas of pain (or the surrounding areas) can be treated to provide effective relief.
The Hijaamah Cupping session
If this is your first time booking a session, you will be required to register with us. Please answer all questions as fully and accurately as possible. It is important not to leave out any medical information, prescribed drugs or (past) injuries. Cupping sessions last between 30 and 90 minutes.
After you have made your booking, you will be sent a confirmation text detailing your appointment, steps to take etc. Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes prior to your allocated time. Unfortunately cancelled/missed appointments cannot be refunded.
Due to the cupping process, you will expect to have circular marks/light bruising on the skin, usually purple or pink. This is perfectly normal and will reduce over the next few days. The light incisions normally heal fully within 2 to 4 weeks.
There is no real pain involved in cupping though you will expect to feel some discomfort due to the sucking action of the cups and the small blade incisions required for the blood flow. The most effective treatments are those that are consistently done over a period of time. Some treatments require a weekly session, whereas others require monthly or bi-monthly sessions. This is all based on the particular condition being treated and the health of the client.
For information on what to do before and after each session, please click on and take the time to read the following documents:
Post Treatment Leaflet
Massage & Hijaamah - Cupping Therapy
An initial massage to the areas to be cupped helps the break up of tissues and also helps the blood flow in that region. The massage is then followed up with wet cupping. If this is your first visit, please ensure you have registered with us prior to booking.
Hijaamah - Cupping Therapy Session
This service is for a regular Hijaamah – Wet Cupping Therapy session where cups are placed on specific areas of the body, and incisions made to allow the stagnant blood to flow enabling pain relief, general wellbeing, and other health benefits. Under normal circumstances we recommend a wait of 3-4 weeks in between sessions. If this is your first visit, please ensure you have registered with us prior to booking.
Block Booking - Hijaamah
This booking allows for a 10 session discounted booking. As with all health related actions, consistency and regularity are the key for improved health over the long term. Please choose the first date & time that you wish to attend. The subsequent sessions will be arranged at the end of each session. If this is your first visit, please ensure you have registered with us prior to booking.