After my first session, although I was very exhausted, in a few days I felt so much better and actually at my next MRI scan I was informed that my slipped spinal disc had actually receded. While I have been doing physiotherapy aswell, a previous scan had shown no improvement. I believe hijama did what it was meant to, removed the old blood at the point and encouraged new blood cells to replace them. Also Sahira is very knowledgeable and knowing she is a qualified medical doctor is very reassuring.
Fariha - Medical student
Traditional Wet Cupping/Hijama
Hijama is the traditional Arabic word for wet cupping. It involves the creating of suctions and
negative pressure through cups and then making small, shallow incisions in the
skin surface to draw out stagnated blood and toxins from the body. Cups are applied to specific parts of the body, such as
affected areas, muscles and organs to circulate blood, reduce stagnation,
reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Hijama cupping therapy is a preventative therapy to stay healthy, as well as a curative treatment for chronic symptoms and ill health.
Hijama has no major side effects aside from minimal discomfort due to the method of application of skin cuts to the patient. Other possible minor side effects that may occur is feeling of slight light headedness post therapy. Hijama encourages blood flow to the cupped region (hyperemia) and therefore the patient may feel warmer and hotter as a result of vasodilatation taking place and slight sweating may occur.
Please note hijama is contraindicated in following: Pregnant women, terminal cancer patients and patients with bone fractures or severe injuries.
"Indeed in cupping/ hijama there is a cure." Saheeh Muslim (5706)
Above is an example of an authentic narration of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
Please see Further Information for Before Treatment and After Treatment instructions
This is a form of deep tissue massage using hijama cups. It is a great treatment for stretching muscles and connective tissue by loosening adhesions and restrictions and calms local nerves. All this allows for better blood flow, reduced inflammation and deep muscle relaxation. Perfect for sports injuries, aches and pains and to help optimise athletic performance.