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Hijama (Wet Cupping)

Cupping therapy is one of the oldest and most effective method of releasing the toxins from body tissue and organs. It is also known as vacuum cupping, hijama cupping, horn treatment etc. It is a practice in which the therapist puts special cups on the skin to create suction.

Does wet cupping (hijama) hurt?

Dry Cupping and Moving Cupping is a gentle yet effective way to relax. Although the Wet Cupping treatment involves making some very light scratches on your skin, the surgical-grade equipment used is designed to minimise pain in this procedure. In fact, most people don’t feel any pain whatsoever!

Your practitioner will be encouraging an interactive session with you to ensure a high level of comfort throughout the session. So if your comfort levels become low for any reason, simply tell your practitioner and they will do anything they can to increase your comfort levels again.

How long does it take to heal?

The time span is dependant on your daily typical toxin exposure. We advise you not to consume any red meats, dairy products, junk food and alcohol and to avoid any toxic chemicals such as cigarettes and narcotics for a brief period of 24 hours post-treatment. This is to ensure your body can concentrate on recuperation rather than trying to digest ‘difficult’ foods or to process other toxins through things like cigarettes.

So we recommend that you limit your toxin exposure so that you have a swift recovery.

Although the initial 24 hour period may be a little tender on the Wet Cupping points, the time scale to fully heal ranges from usually 5 days to about 14 days.

Will I scar?

In the Wet Cupping Therapy treatment, we strictly only use surgical-grade blades. These are designed to prevent scarring due to the narrow and light blades. This leaves scratches superficial and decreases the healing time significantly as opposed to using non-surgical-grade equipment. They are also designed to prevent a deep incision which again, allows the healing time to decrease significantly.

How often should I have it done?

All cases are different, so this is why we include a free consultation no matter which treatment you wish to take.

Once you’ve filled in your medical history form and we’ve discussed your condition, we will be able to formulate a plan of treatment for you to fit your schedule. For example, if you had a big ceremony coming up (like a wedding) where plenty of people will be taking pictures of you and you wanted us to help clear spots from your skin, then let us know a timeframe so that we can recommend the best treatments and the best products.

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