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What is Hijama and its benefits?

If you ever wondered what cupping or Hijama is and how it may heal you, here are couple of points and information about it that may help you decide if this treatment is for you.

Cupping therapy is a remedial treatment practiced to treat imbalances in the human body. It is an excellent form of preventive and curative therapy for majority of illness and it helps to boost the immune system, cleanse and detoxify the body. Cupping therapy has been used for centuries and has spread across many nations around the world.

Traditional healers have long recognized the association between pain and conditions of congestion, stagnation and blockage. An old Chinese medical maxim states:

‘Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.’

Is Hijama a Sunnah?

Hijama cupping therapy is known as a Prophetic Medicine and was established and introduced in Saudi Arabia over 1400 years ago. There are many authentic narrations whereby Hijama Cupping is prescribed to the nation and that there is a cure in it. Hijama Cupping is similar to the Chinese Cupping Therapy but is also different due to it being a religious recommendation.

Is cupping therapy safe?

It is a safe procedure that does not take very long, anywhere from 30mins to 1 hour. Depending on how many cups applied. There is no known major side effects as long as you go to a qualified practitioner but you will get some bruising and it may feel a little sore and itchy. This will go in a day or few days. The superficial scratches usually fade within 3 weeks and does not usually result in scarring if the appropriate after care advice has been adhered to. However, a very small percentage of individuals may incur scarring due to their skin type or failure to follow the after care advice. Certain areas of the body are more sensitive than others, so there maybe minimal discomfort due to the application of scratches to the patient’s skin surface. The odd few people that experience slightly more discomfort can take pain relief or consult their GP.

It definitely does not feel as bad as it looks, most people describe it as light scratches, some say its therapeutic/relaxing and others find it hysterical.


Is the practioner qualified?

Our female practitioners are qualified to a Level 5 Diploma in Hijama Cupping Therapy. The clinic is fully insured and is registered with various medical associations including CMA (Complimentary Medical Association).

What can it help with?

Arthritis, Acne, Abdominal pain, Amenorrhea, Aches, Asthma, Allergies, Auto-immune diseases, Anxiety, Back pain, Bloating, Cholesterol, Cellulite, Common cold, Constipation, Diabetes, Depression, Digestive disorders, Eczema, Elbow pain, Epilepsy, Fatigue, Fertility, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Hair loss, Hormone imbalance, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Hyper/hypo-thyroidism, High Cholesterol, Hot flushes, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Inflammation, Indigestion, Insomnia, Joint-pain, Kidney disease, Knee pain, Liver disease, Low blood pressure, Migraine, Menstrual cramps, Muscle pain, Neck stiffness/pain, Nasal congestion, Obesity, Osteoarthritis, PCOS, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica, Schizophrenia, Sinusitis, Sprains & Strains, Stomach spasms, Stress, Thyroid underactive/overactive, Tennis-elbow, Tiredness,  Vertigo, Weight-loss.

Please note: Diabetic patients can be treated with wet cupping as a different technique is used to avoid risk of infection. Diabetic patients must take their medication and have their meals as usual. Meals must be kept light and consume soft foods only. Those with BP complaints can also be treated, their BP will be checked during their medical assessment.

During consultation we can figure out the right treatment plan for your concerns, it can be anywhere from 1-3 to many sessions if you have more chronic diseases. Cupping is not only used for ailments and diseases but it is also a great preventative.

Do you treat men and women?

No. At Sunnah Beauty London we only cater for females, our goal is to give women a space where they feel comfortable and at home. We only take one client at a time or maybe you can bring family and friends along for support but there will not be other strangers or men around so you can be comfortable. Our priority is to make you feel relaxed in a clean environment. We are one of the only females only Hijama clinics in London that cater for all types of woman, from as young as 13 (parents supervision and signed approval) and old as 80, race, culture, religion and we have many more beauty treatments available.


What do I need to do before my treatment?

Shower before your treatment or even a few hours before treatment.

It is recommended to fast for a minimum of three hours before your treatment, this is because having food activates the blood circulation in digesting and transporting nutrients around the body.


What do I need to do after my treatment?

Avoid red meat and all dairy products (for 24 hours). You can eat fish, eggs, fruit, vegetables, small portion of chicken only – try to avoid if possible.

Avoid all caffeine/carbonated (fizzy) drinks (for 24 hours). You should drink water to stay hydrated & you can drink green tea.

Avoid all forms of tobacco including beetle nut and paan (for 24 hours) if possible, try to find ways to gradually quit this habit.

Avoid physical exercise/intercourse (for 48 hours)

Although a disinfectant will be used pre and post treatment, try to avoid washing the affected area (for 24 hours) this is to remove any small risk of infection.

Apply blackseed oil generously on the affected area twice daily for 2-3 weeks.

Do you offer home visits?

Yes. We can arrange home visit.

Please contact us to discuss this further.

How much do you charge?

The price of the treatment depends on the type of cupping you require and location. We offer discounts and packages too. Click here for our rates and discount packages.

Insured and Associated with;

Licensed and approved off by the complementary medical association which allows the therapist to conduct Hijama at your home.

Insurance and protected by salon gold which covers all holistic therapy procedures

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