Restore balance in your body and purify yourself from toxins.
Our Cupping Services
Cupping or Hijama is a form of holistic therapy used throughout history as not only a preventative treatment to maintain health but also a curative one to improve conditions and ailments.
Our clinic provides a comprehensive range of cupping therapy options, each designed to cater to your unique needs and preferences. Discover the benefits of our specialised techniques, which focus on enhancing your well-being and promoting relaxation. All of our cupping practitioners are fully licensed and experienced and regulated by the IPHM so you can be assured that you’re in safe hands.
Wet cupping involves making small surface-level incisions on the skin – the places of these cuts will vary depending on the ailments, illnesses, or pain points each individual has. A vacuum in the form of cups is then used to withdraw harmful, stagnant blood, and toxins which lie beneath the surface of the skin. For optimal results, we would recommend undergoing this treatment on an empty stomach.
Experience increased blood flow and relaxation with this non-invasive technique. Dry cupping involves using suction cups on the skin with no cuts or incisions. This method helps stimulate circulation and alleviate tension in targeted areas.
Dry Massage Cupping
Enjoy the benefits of a deep tissue massage without the use of hands. By applying natural olive oil to the skin, our therapists can glide the suction cups across targeted areas, stimulating blood flow and unblocking the lymphatic system. This innovative method helps mobilise stagnant blood, moving it towards natural exit points in the body for excretion.
Invigorate your senses with fire cupping, where a flame is briefly placed inside a glass cup to create a vacuum before it’s applied to the skin. This technique uses heat to provide additional therapeutic effects, making it an ideal choice for those seeking warmth and rejuvenation. This is ideal for patients who are feeling cold.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Cupping therapy, also known as Hijama, is a form of holistic therapy used throughout history as not only a preventative treatment to maintain health but also a curative one to improve conditions and ailments. 70% of diseases, pain and ailments are due to the blood being unable to reach certain parts of the body.
This therapy aims to improve blood circulation, reduce stagnation, alleviate inflammation, and relieve pain by placing suction cups on strategic points of the body, such as pain points and muscles. Cupping benefits not only those seeking a preventative treatment for maintaining health but also those looking for a curative approach to existing conditions.
Cupping works by enhancing blood flow and detoxifying the body. It achieves this by:
- Increasing the production of red and white blood cells
- Easing scar tissue deep within muscles and connective tissues
- Reducing swelling and muscle knots
Additionally, cupping can be used to detox the body both generally as well as specifically, boosting the immune system and eliminating toxins by drawing them into the skin where they are readily removed.
Cupping therapy offers numerous benefits, including:
- Helping to regulate high or low blood pressure
- Alleviating back and knee pain
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Improving blood flow and circulation
- Relieving headaches and migraines
- Assisting with sleep conditions
- Strengthening the immune system
- Dermatological conditions (acne, herpes, boils abscesses)
- Lowering high cholesterol
- Eliminates any weakness in the body
Following a cupping therapy session, it’s normal to experience mild soreness and bruising in the treated areas, which should subside on its own within a few days. If you experience any itchiness after wet cupping, avoid touching the area and be assured that this is a normal part of healing and is due to the skin repairing itself.
To optimise your recovery, it is important to stay hydrated following a session to assist your body in flushing out any toxins from the body and improve circulation to the lymphatic system.
Ensuring you have had enough rest is also crucial as it is normal to feel a little fatigued following cupping. Our expert professionals will provide you will all of the aftercare information required to ensure you reap the most benefits from cupping after the session.
The frequency of cupping can vary from person to person so it is always best to contact us directly so we can make a tailored plan for you based on your individual needs.
For a healthy person who exercises regularly and has a healthy diet, cupping is recommended once every 3 months. However, if you are sick or unfit, cupping can be done on a monthly basis depending on your condition.
While cupping therapy is generally considered safe, there are some potential risks and side effects to be aware of:
- Mild discomfort or pain during the session
- Bruising, soreness, or redness at the site of the cups
- Burns, if the therapist uses heated cups without proper care
- Infection, especially after wet cupping, if the treated area isn’t kept clean
- Allergic reactions to the materials used in the cups or any applied oils
To minimise these risks, it’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced cupping therapist who follows proper hygiene protocols and uses high-quality equipment. Always inform your therapist of any pre-existing medical conditions, allergies, or skin sensitivities before undergoing cupping therapy. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, consult a healthcare professional immediately.
Cupping therapy costs can vary depending on the type of treatment, practitioner, and location. Our prices start at £35, but we encourage you to contact us for an extensive price list tailored to your specific requirements. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality cupping therapy services at competitive rates, ensuring that you receive the best possible care and value for your investment.