What is Hijama?

Hijama also known as cupping, is an ancient healing method without the usage of modern day medicine. Hijama/Cupping is commonly used among the Arabs, Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese and has recently made its way to South Africa.

Initially animal horns and bamboo cups were used however with the advancement of technology we now have plastic vacuum pumps and cups. Hijama involves the usage of a cup and pump that is used to create a suction bubble on the skin’s surface in order to remove the buildup of toxins in the body, to remove stagnant blood and to promote circulation.

There are 3 different types of cupping.

1. Dry cupping: Using (a) cup/ cups to create a suction bubble on the skin’s surface in order to promote the flow of blood in the body.

2. Wet cupping: Using (a) cup/cups to create a suction bubble on the skin’s surface thereafter slight incisions are made on the sight of pain to remove stagnant blood in the body.

3. Massage cupping: Using (a) cup/cups to create a suction bubble on the skin’s surface whilst gliding of cups with essential oils to remove toxins from the body, improve circulation and remove bodily aches and pains.