Hijama cupping in Halifax

As well as Chinese Cupping therapy and Athletic Cupping I provide Hijama cupping to my Muslim clients and other interested clients.

Hijama cupping is practiced for health, cultural and religious reasons.

Hijama is an Arabic word meaning sucking or vacuum.

Originally Hijama was known as cupping because of the use of cups as therapeutic tools. Originally the horn or cup was heated to create a negative pressure and this was mostly used to draw out blood, and toxins. Later is was found to be effective in treating other diseases and over time developed into a therapeutic method. 


Cupping therapy has many techniques, many styles and many benefits. 

Anne-Marie Sterckx provides 


-Authentic Chinese Fire Cupping, 

-Cold Cupping, 

-Dry Cupping, 

-Wet Cupping,

-Hijama Cupping 

-Cupping for Pain, 

-Cupping for relaxation and stress relief 

-Athletic Cupping.

Licensed, experienced and safe.

Hijama Cupping versus Modern and Chinese Cupping therapy 

Cupping therapy is the name of the actual procedure itself. A vacuum is created in a cup and placed on the body. This vacuum causes a negative pressure and pulls the muscles into the cup and therefore, draws the blood to the cupped area. This is known as “dry cupping”. Then you remove the cup in order to make small, shallow incisions in that same area, before putting the cup back on. This pulls out the toxic blood, acids and excess fluids from the body. This is known as wet, or blood cupping. What differentiates Hijama is the religious and spiritual aspect of the practice. “Hijama” is the Islamic version of cupping therapy.


Medical Benefits of Hijama

Benefits are similar to dry cupping:

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Boosts the Blood circulation
  • Cleanses and detoxifies the body
  • Relaxes the patient by calming the body and mind
  • Pain relief 
  • Treats many muscular, skeletal, neurological, immune, cardio-vascular, respiratory, and digestive problems

The religious aspect of Hijama Cupping has regulations, conditions, best times/days (Sunnah days) and contra indications to perform Cupping or not. I leave it up to my clients to decide the best time of the month to do Hijama cupping.