DRY CUPPING TREATMENT
Dry Cupping, sometimes referred to as Fixed Cupping, is a method whereby a vacuum is created between the cups and the skin using a suction pump. The cups are applied and left on the skin for the required amount of time needed for best benefit.
Dry Cupping has many benefits:
• Increases blood circulation
• Acts as a natural pain reliever
• Relieves congestion
• Aids in the removal of toxins and other impurities through the surface of the skin
• Stimulates the immune system to help fight off illnesses
• Stimulates the body’s own defences to prevent diseases
• Promotes general wellbeing
Moving Cupping is a great way to stimulate blood circulation. It helps loosen stiff muscles and relieve pain. It is also very therapeutic and quite relaxing.
During a moving cupping session, oil is applied liberally to the skin and a cup is applied to the skin using a light suction and moved in long or circular motions, while keeping the vacuum intact. The light suction uses negative pressure and works in the opposite way to massage therapy, because during massage a great deal of pressure is applied to the surface of the skin. Both moving cupping and regular massage have the same health benefit results.
Facial cupping uses smaller, more flexible cups to stimulate your skin and muscles.
The suction promotes increased blood circulation, which helps to relieve muscle tension, promote cell repair, and aid in other regeneration. Facial cupping can aid in skin tone, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and increase elasticity of your skin. Facial cupping can help brighten your skin and helps with seasonal allergies, sinus drainage, and promotes a healthy lymph system by relaxing and stimulating muscles and the draining of fluids. Another great benefit of facial cupping is that, during your session, any stress or tension that you’ve been holding in your facial muscles just melts away.
HIJAMA TREATMENT, ALSO KNOWN AS WET CUPPING
The word Hijama is an Arabic word and it originates from the word “hajm”. The word hajm in English means, “sucking”. In English Hijama is referred to as Wet Cupping. Hijama is a complementary therapy to treat and prevent illnesses. It is an ancient therapy that has been practiced for many thousands of years throughout the world. The process of Hijama Therapy involves creating negative pressure in the affected area using a cup and a suction pump. Thereafter, small superficial incisions are made on the skin and the cup is reapplied. It works as an effective pain relief and removes stale, stagnant blood and other pathogens through the skin. It is an organic and natural alternative to conventional medicine and can work hand in hand with conventional modern medicine.
During a Hijama treatment session, blood is only extracted from underneath the top layer of the skin, the veins are completely avoided.
Hijama cupping therapy is a Prophetic Sunnah treatment of supporting the body heal itself. It is the most beneficial cupping treatment by far.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was reported to have said “Indeed in hijama there is a cure.”
Hijama works by creating a negative pressure (using a suction pump and cup) in the area applied, thereafter, small superficial incisions are made on the skin and the cup is reapplied. It works as an effective pain relief and removes stagnant blood from beneath the surface of the skin. Thus helping to relieve pain and reduce congestion. It works in the opposite way to massage therapy, because during massage a great deal of pressure is applied to the surface of the skin, but the result of both therapies are the same.
Hijama therapy is not painful, the strongest vacuum may feel like a pinch of the skin.
Some of the advantages of Hijama:
Helps remove congestion
Increases blood circulation and boosts the immune system
A natural pain relief
Creates a negative pressure on the applied area, therefore relieving pain and pressure
Strengthens the memory
Removes impurities, toxins and other harmful pathogens from beneath the skin
Helps against poisonous bites and stings
Aids psychological disorders including depression, stress etc.
Promotes general well being
Can help to remove inflammation from joints
Stimulates the organs
Works as a deep tissue massage and strengthens muscle tissue
Energizes the body
Aids the digestive system
Hijama treatments can focus on specific ailments such as (but not limited to) asthma, high blood pressure, skin conditions, migraines, and help support lymphatic drainage.
Cupping affects tissue up to 4 inches deep into the skin and muscle layers