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  • Is Hijama treatment good for all people and was it adopted by our Prophet and Imams?
    Yes, Hijamah treatment is very good for all people and it is mentioned in many authentic Hadeeths as one of the most useful ways of treatment. These authentic Hadeeths are mentioned in Shia and Sunni books. The Prophet himself (SAWA) and Infallible Imams (AS) used to do Hijamah for themselves and their families and advised people to do it for treatment and good health.
  • Is it true that the practice of Hijama (cupping) is a recommended practice? What are its benefits?
    Yes, Hijamah is very good for health and we have many Hadeeths about its benefits for health and cure. It was practiced and advised by the Prophet ( SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS).
  • I want to study Shia Islamic medicine and Hijama but have not been able to find much information online. Can you suggest any places which provide certified courses for Islamic medicine and Hijama?
    As far as I know in the UK the hijama training centres are run by Sunnis. I know a Shi'i person that studied and is certified as a practitioner through one of these clinics. There are hijama clinics in Iran, e.g. Tehran and Qom. The interest in natural medicine and tibb is rising in Iran. If you are based in the West there should be at least one hijama practitioner in a city near you. If you prefer something that is specifically established through the Shi'i tradition.
  • What is Hijama (Cupping)?
    Hijama is a blood detoxification process involving suction cups and blood letting via small incisions to the outermost layer of the skin.
  • Is Hijama safe?
    Hijama is very safe, the cuts applied to the skin are small and very superficial. The points for Hijama avoid all dangerous areas under major blood vessels and other unsafe anatomical locations. That is why its always best to consult a professional for Hijama.
  • What are the benefits of Hijama?
    Benefits of hijama are endless. From A-Z there are diseases that hijama is good for but the most common of them all are joint and muscle pain, migraine headaches, general blood detoxification, muscle stiffness.
  • Does cupping hurt?
    The blades used for cupping are much finer than those normally used and are not painful. The sensation felt while cupping is done is often described as a sharp scratch around the area where its done. Many Patients often report feeling relaxed or invigorated during and after the cupping treatment. Cupping is not a painful or unpleasant experience.
  • Is cupping therapy painful?
    This is a common question and my answer is: no, not really. The cups are applied pretty tight for stationary cupping, therefore they can create a suction-like feel—think of it as if you were to apply the hose of a running vacuum to your skin. We also do a sliding or moving form of cupping. This is where we apply oil to the skin, and then we place the cups and move them around while they still have suction to your skin. This form of cupping can sometimes be a bit more uncomfortable for patients, but it’s a quick treatment and very effective for releasing fascia [the sheet of connective tissue beneath the skin]. The most painless form of cupping is called “twinkle” or “pop” cupping. It can be performed with or without any suction to the skin. The cup is pressed on to the skin and quickly removed with a slight twist action to create a “pop” sound. This is done repetitively for a few minutes.
  • I am a healthy person, why should I undergo cupping therapy?
    Cupping Therapy gets rid of acidic toxic waste which accumulates in our bodies (blood stasis) as we grow older. Sources of toxic waste include the polluted air we breathe, toxic chemicals found in your food, water, drinks, household chemicals & toiletries environmental waste in your neighbourhood; intoxicating drinks, narcotic drugs, junk food and smoking, waste products of normal body metabolism; products of medicinal drugs metabolism, impact of trauma and accidents on our body, and toxins from mental stress, anger, anxiety and depression. The blood stasis (stagnated or congested blood) slow down or block supply of blood via blood capillaries which deliver much needed oxygen, nutrients, water, mineral electrolyte, vitamins, enzymes, hormones and immune system cells & antibodies to your cells, tissues and organ. The blockage also prevents the removal of carbon dioxide, metabolic waste products and toxic substance which are excreted via our urine, lungs and skin. As a result your cells, tissues, and organs cannot function at its normal healthy level and become progressively weak, inefficient, and easily overcome by germs. This would cause tissue or organ to malfunction and infection to take place. Therefore you will experience symptoms of diseases such as aches and pain, numbness, fever, cough, stomach ache, constipation, diarrhoea and headaches. If left untreated further accumulation of toxic waste may lead to serious chronic diseases including hypertension, ulcers, diabetes, arthritis, alzheimer disease, migraine, heart disease, stroke and cancer Cupping is a very good preventive measure
  • What Are the Benefits of a Head Massage?
    A head massage feels fabulous. In addition to the sensory pleasure it offers, a head massage may ease symptoms of a headache, reduce stress, and possibly boost hair growth, too. And the best part? You can learn how to do one at home. Or you can visit a massage therapist if you want an expert head massage.
  • What to expect from a professional head massage?
    Giving yourself a head massage is both easy and very affordable. But sometimes, you may want to have a professional do the work.
  • What are the benefits of a deep tissue massage?
    Blood pressure can be reduced Joint mobility is increased Scar tissue breaks down Helps relieve stress Relief of arthritis symptoms and pain Deeper pressure is beneficial to reduce chronic muscle tension .
  • What is the difference between a regular (Swedish) massage and a deep tissue massage?
    Swedish massage increases stress relief and is better for relaxation. It also helps increase the immune system functions and blood circulation is improved. Deep tissue massage uses much more pressure to work the deepest layers of the muscle tissues, tendons, and fascia. Both Swedish and deep tissue massage help with anxiety and stress, though Swedish massage will feel better for stress and anxiety relief.
  • What is the recommended regime after taking a Thai massage?
    Immediately after the massage, rest in the lounge for a few minutes. Get up slowly from the massage lounge, do not rush. After the massage we recommend drinking a lot as it is necessary to wash out toxins and harmful substances released during the massage from the body. After the massage it is good to stay in a calm regime for at least twenty minutes. Use our relaxation corners or if possible, take a jacuzzi or a hot bath. When leaving the salon, take care not to catch a chill.
  • How often do you recommend taking the massage?
    As a pleasant relaxation, you can take a Thai massage as often as you like. If you do not have any health problems and you would like to prevent them, it is enough to visit us once in every two to four weeks. You will relax your strained neck muscles, prevent headaches and stretch your stiff muscles. You will improve your blood circulation, strengthen your nervous system, calm your mind and generally you will feel full of energy. In case of more serious problems with your locomotive organs, if you suffer from migraines, insomnia or stress, you should have a Thai massage more often.
  • How is thai massage different from 'regular' massage?
    What most people mean by 'regular' massage is Swedish massage, done with the client lying on a raised massage table, unclothed and properly draped, as the therapist focuses on working the muscles, using a lubricant. Traditional thai massage, the client remains comfortably clothed, lyes on a cushioned mat on the floor, lubricant is not used, and the therapist focuses on muscles, fascia, joints and sen lines with pressure and range of motion. The underlying medical theory is also different.
  • What is the benefits of Thai massage?
    Thai massage is a beneficial effect on the human body at once on several levels. After it, a person feels cheerfulness, a surge of energy, vitality. After a course of several sessions, even more significant changes are possible: reduction of cellulite, stretch marks, general improvement, weight loss, rejuvenation.
  • Is Reflexology another word for "massage"?
    Foot Reflexology is generally misunderstood as a foot massage, but it is much more than that. Foot Reflexology is a scientific art based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all body parts. Reflexology is administered by using the application of thumb and finger pressure to specific points on the feet. Each specific point corresponds with an internal organ and other structure. The pressure allows the release of blocked energy and built up toxins. During a treatment, mental and physical tensions are released and a state of relaxation is induced. This allows the body to improve circulation, encourage lymphatic drainage, stimulate nerve pathways and relax muscles.

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