Experience the ancient healing art of hijama cupping in London
HOW DOES OUR Hijama Cupping WORK?
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 or hijama.
While massage therapy uses direct pressure to release tension, cupping uses negative pressure to lift the muscle fibers and increase blood flow to the area.
The therapist places special cups on the skin to create suction. This causes the tissue beneath the cup to be drawn up and swell causing increase in blood flow to affected area. Enhanced blood flow under the cups draws impurities and toxins away from the nearby tissues and organs towards the surface for elimination. This increased circulation promotes healing and reduce pain.
There are two types of cupping methods, including wet and dry. With dry cupping, the cups can slide across the skin or remain in place, known as dynamic and stagnant cupping. Wet cupping, on the other hand, goes a step further. After creating a mild suction, a practitioner removes the cup and uses a small scalpel to make a tiny cut on that area of the skin. Then they use a second suction to draw blood (a small amount).
The benefits of cupping are extensive and can be used to help:
• Increase blood circulation.
• Speed up muscle recovery
• Relieve tight muscle.
• Promote mobility and range of motion.
• Treat headaches.
• Reduce pain and inflammation.
• Aid indigestion.
• Help regulate hormonal issues/periods.
• Strengthen immune system.
• Help treat asthma and congestion of the lungs.