Standards to expect from a Therapist

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Standards of practice:

At Hijama Clinic, we certify our therapists to follow important guidelines and maintain high standards of professionalism during Hijama treatment. We have outlined these in general below, for everyone's benefit. Most patients enjoy the benefits of Hijama and should have a positive experience with therapists certified from us. Please feel free to get in touch about your success stories. Alternatively, if you have been treated by a therapist who did not follow these guidelines, or have had a bad experience, please do let us know at:


1. Initial contact - When you contact a Hijama therapist, they will initially do a medical screener over the telephone with you, to make sure you are suitable for Hijama. They will briefly go through your medical history and if they think Hijama will benefit you, they will then offer you an appointment.

2. Fees - Most Hijama therapists listed on this website should generally charge a flat fee per session, which includes as many cups and points as necessary for the treatment. Fees can vary from area to area.

3. Pre-treatment advice - Once your appointment is booked, the therapist should send you important 'before and after' advice in preparation for your Hijama session. Details of this advice is further below.

4. Treatment Plan - At your appointment, the Hijama therapist should first go through a consent form and a treatment plan with you. This is an important step to be observed for the safety of the patient.

5. Time - Treatment times can vary between 40 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on your requirements.

6. Equipment - We have supplied our therapists with guides to finding the correct medical equipment to perform Hijama in a professional manner. This includes things like medical grade surgical blades, NOT razor blades. Correct procedures for blood disposal in designated yellow medical bins. As well as always wearing the correct medical aprons and gloves etc.

Advice in preparation for a Hijama session:

Before a Hijama session:

  • Take a shower before treatment
  • Leave stomach empty for approximately 2 hours before the session
  • Hydrate well with water
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing

After a Hijama session:

  • They may eat and drink very lightly after treatment. But wait a few hours for the body to settle down before eating full meal, as the digestion process requests a lot of blood
  • Hydrate again to rebalance fluid levels
  • Recommend not to shower after a Hijama treatment, until at least the following day. But if this is not possible, please ensure the area that was cupped is throughly dried and sensitively handled.
  • They can apply plenty of moisturiser if they wish, perhaps a natural moisturiser like olive oil, to encourage healing of the skin and prevent scarring
  • Do not rub or scratch the areas cupped
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity (such as weight training / gym workouts) for a full day after treatment
  • Avoid marital relations for a day to allow the body to recuperate
  • And always listen to the body. Please allow a good rest and recovery time as this will ensure speedy and straight forward recovery. Do not push the body beyond limits as this will strain the natural healing process.