Zen Therapy is pleased to announce that launch of its newest treatment Hijama Cupping.
Cupping has been used for thousands of years, often associated with traditional Chinese medicine, the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese all used Cupping therapy.

Hijama is a natural therapy that the Prophet (pbuh) practised in his lifetime. Hijama itself is an Arabic word meaning 'sucking or vacuum'. Originally in its oldest form a horn or cup was heated to create a negative pressure. Nowadays we use sterile plastic cups with a pump to create a vacuum.

There are two different types of cupping:

  • Dry Cupping/Massage Cupping.
    This is the process where cups are placed on the body with suction, oils can be applied to the skin and the cups moved to provide a deep and stimulating massage.
  • Wet Cupping/Hijama
    This is a process where cups are placed on the body with suction and small superficial scratches are made to allow toxic and diseased blood to be removed from the body.


Traditional medicine tells us that all pain and disease is due to stagnation of blood and Chi (body energy). The cups used in Hijama create an amazing pulling power that reduces pain and enhances the mobilisation of the immune system, stagnated blood and Chi. Hence hijama enhances blood circulation and improves blood and lymph flow to organs.

Why have Hijama Therapy

As a result of our modern environment we accumulate toxins and chemicals from pesticides, pharmaceutical drugs and enviromental pollutants. Hijama helps to remove all these impurities and stimulates the bone marrow to produce new healthier blood helping the body to heal itself.
The detoxifying and stimulating affects of Hijama Therapy make it a successful in treating and curing many medical and spiritual conditions. These include:
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Sciatica
  • Constipation
  • Anaemia
  • Skin problems
  • Diabetes
  • Fertility Issues
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Gynecological issues
  • Circulatory problems
It is important to have Hijama treatment carried out by someone who is trained properly. Unfortunately many Hijama Practioners are not well trained and often perform Hijama incorrectly.

All treatments carried out at ZenTherapy are done in a clean environment and in a dedicated treatment room. All equipment used is brand new and disposed of after each session. Everything is kept sterile and the highest standards of hygiene are maintained thoughout your treatment session.

Additionally your medical history and current medication are a very important consideration in your treatment. Both of these are fully discussed with you in detail at your first consultation, which is carried out by a qualified Pharmacist and Hijama Practitioner.

Contact us

Please get in contact for further information, for advice about treating a particular condition or even just to have the ultimate detox session for your body and maintain your general well-being.