Fire cupping / HIjama
- Cupping therapy / HIjama is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create a suction.
People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
- The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping:
- Can loosen muscles
- Encourage blood flow and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure)
- Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains
- Loosen stiff muscles