Is Facial Hijama Therapy the same as Hijama Therapy on the body?
Hijama, also known as cupping, is an alternative therapy in which the practitioner uses suction cups to stimulate muscles on your face and body. Hijama can be a full body or facial treatment. The suction process helps to promote blood flow and relieve muscle tension. It also helps to accelerate cell repair and tissue regeneration. Experts in traditional Chinese medicine also claim that cupping therapy promotes the flow of "qi" or "chi" which in Chinese means life force. Although Hijama or cupping is a large part of traditional Islamic medicine, pictorial evidence of the practice points its origin to ancient Egypt.
What is the Difference Between Body Cupping and Facial Cupping?
In practice, there are many similarities between body cupping and facial cupping. Both therapies are based on the same principle but they are executed differently.
Facial cupping is softer or lighter than body cupping. Facial cups generally pull the skin from deeper layers within the fascia to increase the blood flow to the affected area and improve the skin condition. The process doesn’t leave cup marks behind. Facial Hijama helps to improve your complexion and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Body cupping is mainly used to relieve pains and aches. A person who undergoes body capping will often end with cup marks on the treated skin area. The marks show the amount of cellular waste build-up or "stagnation" on the skin. As the lymphatic system clears away the waste, these cup marks gradually disappear.
Benefits of Facial Cupping
There are many benefits of facial cupping including the following:
- The process promotes better circulation of oxygen-rich blood
- It helps to strengthen connective tissues and overall skin health
- Hijama helps to relax muscle tension
- Facial cupping brightens your skin and reduces the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and fine lines
- It helps to tone your chin, neck, and jawline
- In general, Hijama helps to regulate oil production and improves nutrient delivery and absorption
Does Facial Hijama Leave Bruises?
When facial cupping is done by a professional it shouldn’t leave any bruises behind. However, you can get bruises if the cup used in the process is left in the same area for a long time. Experts say that discoloration on the skin can happen in as little as five seconds which is why the suction cup should be kept moving over your face at all times.
Professional Facial Cupping Treatment by Experienced Practitioners
You may decide to experiment with facial cupping from the comforts of your home but for the best results get an experienced Hijama practitioner to handle your first facial cupping session.At Hijama Singapore, we have professional facial cupping experts ready to answer any questions you may have about this alternative therapy. Contact us today to learn more about facial Hijama therapy and how it can rejuvenate your facial skin health and appearance.