The Art of Cupping- Hijama Therapy
Therapist: Samira Harti
Samira has been practicing the ancient Eastern therapeutic art of cupping- an alternative deep-tissue therapy since 2012, helping clients who travel far distances at times, to attain overall physical and mental well being. The therapy is designed to administer relief to local congestion in the human body, by the creation of a partial vacuum through the use of cups on the body.
The therapy is complemented by a pre-cupping back massage to help ease tense muscles, release knots and to help aid Samira in identifying the meridians of the body that require exclusive focus during the treatment. Samira uses a variety of high quality body oils with unique healthful properties, to additionally make the massaging experience for her patients all the more desirable.
Prior to treatment, patients are requested to fill out a medical form, including detailed information and what patients should expect during and after the treatment. The effective cupping technique that Samira practices allows cups to gently create pressure on muscles in an upward motion. This inverse method of applying pressure to muscles is distinct from the typical massage experience. The suction creates a soothing relief to the affected area. Samira understands the importance of understanding each clients level of tolerance and comfort, and thus communicates effectively in a pleasant tone throughout the treatment.
Cupping has been practiced for thousands of years, and although it has often been attributed to Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Ancient Egyptians and Greeks have also used cupping as a form of therapy. The oldest recorded medical textbook, Ebers Papyrus, which was written in approximately 1550 BCE in Egypt, mentions the practice of cupping (Curtis, 2005). In the United Kingdom, the practice of cupping therapy can also be found in the UK's leading medical journal, The Lancet, which is named after the surgical instrument used to scrape the skin to perform a style of cupping.
There have been numerous medical studies and trials administered at leading medical hospitals such as the District Hospital of Rüdersdorf, Germany, in order to determine the effectiveness of cupping. Independent experts in the field of non-conventional medicine from the Middle East have also conducted detailed medical trials on the subject.
An alternative name and method of cupping which Samira practices is called 'Hijama' therapy, which is an Arabic word derived from the root 'haj-m' which means 'to suck'. The art of Hijama therapy is administered in accordance with the Sunnah practice (the way of the Prophet Muhammed), known otherwise as the 'Bleeding cupping' method. It is the oldest and most frequently used method of cupping. A surgical instrument is used to scrape the skin. The cup is then applied to the local affected area to collect toxic blood clots. Sunnah points of the body are prioritised before other affected areas of the body are covered by cups.
Samira is known for her warm cheerful persona, and her passion to deliver a professional yet soothing experience to her clients. Samira has spent years researching and practicing different healing methods, and has gained valuable life experiences throughout her journey as a deeply soulful spirit, that finds pleasure in connecting and helping people to attain ease of mind. Although she enjoys traveling the world, Samira makes frequent visits to Morocco, and finds pleasure in the East whilst living in the West. Samira has pursued varied occupations throughout her life, which have only enriched her passion and pursuits to become a successful and effective Hijama therapist.
Hijama Therapy (1, 1.5 hours)
Cupping therapy has been used for the treatment of a wide range of conditions:
• Imune disorders
• Rheumatic conditions (Arthritis, Lupus, etc)
• Sciatica, Bacck Pain, Migraines
• Cold and Flu
• Sport injuries
• Varicose Veins
• Menstrual Pain
• Hair and Memory Loss
Overall Physical/Mental Benefit
• Eases tens muscles (muscle pasms)
• Releives hardening or stiffness of muscular tissue
• Improves Blood circulation
• Detosifies the body
• Purifies the body
• Strengthens immune system
• Relieve general pain in point of body
• Release tight knots
• Releases harmful toxins accumulated in the body
• Clear blockages due to toxic blood clots
• Refreshes/renews veins and arteries
• Reduces drug toxicity in the body
• Instant feeling of relief
• Allows patients to enre a deep peaceful sleeep the night treatment is administered
Pricing of treatment
• 1 Hour = £50.00
• 1.5 Hours = £75.00