Wet Cupping / Hijama
Originating in China, cupping is an alternative therapy that has been gaining popularity since the swimmers in the Olympic Games. It involves placing suction cups on the skin to help with blood flow. By placing the cups in key areas, the blood circulation increases, which may relieve muscle tension & promote cell repair.
‘Hijama’ (derived from the Arabic term ‘Hajm’ which means extracting) or wet cupping is an ancient traditional medicine practice. The process involves drawing blood from various points of the body by creating small incisions (using a thin needle or blade) in the skin and then drawing out de-oxygenated “bad” blood through plastic or glass suction cups. This helps to detoxify the body by improving the circulation and purity of your blood.