Hijama on the face


It is very important to look after our face, not just the skin on the outside but the many muscles underneath. There are 42 individual muscles in the human face. They can and are affected by our habits of facial expressions, constantly tilting our head to one side more than the other if we are talking on the phone for example. There are so many things that could cause tension in the face affecting the muscles and making them tight or weaker in certain areas.


Hijama on the face can be done to treat the following:


· Acne

· Tooth and gum problems

· Sinus issues

· Migraine

· Eye problems


Hijama on the face can be very effective with treating a variety of issues. As hijama is a very safe treatment you can also do it on other areas of the face such as the cheeks and the jawline or the forehead.


In treating acne:


Hijama can help to reduce acne which is cause by hormonal imbalance and often poor diet. It is important to do a full detox first before even thinking about doing hijama on the face for acne. It could be that after adjusting diet and doing a good detox that the acne starts to fade and conditions improve.


However if you and your client feel that it would beneficial to do facial cupping to help speed up the process please bear in mind that it is important to be careful when making incisions on an area with scars that you try not to cut over the scars. So be careful in case of acne scarring. It’s OK to just make less incisions so you can just do as many as you can in that area around any scarring.


In treating teeth and gums:


When treating the teeth hijama can be done under the chin as this is good for all of the face. Hijama on the jawline can also be done for closer treatment of the gums and teeth.


In treating eye problems:


Hijama on the temple area next to the eyes is a good place to treat migraines and headaches if the clients suffers from headaches in that area. It is also good for the treatment of eyes. It can be beneficial in improving vision or stopping the eyes from watering too much, or being too dry.


In treating sinus problems:


For sinusitis or blockages in the nose and head cups can be placed on the cheeks besides the nose and also the forehead.


In treating headaches migraines:


Many people experience headaches and migraines and often feel the intensity of it in the front of the head. For this I usually treat clients not only with a cup to the middle of the head in the sunnah area but also anywhere else the client feels the intensity of the headache or migraine. That could be the forehead or even the temple areas.


Dry cupping:


Dry cupping is also beneficial to increase the flow of blood in the face and releases tension. We don’t realise it but the face has so many muscles in it, sometimes they become so tensed due to stress and life worries etc.


I think a good indicator to check the best areas for wet cupping on the face for a client is to do a light massage on the face first and look for sensitive areas. Places that are more sensitive could be due to blockages and reduced blood flow in that area. Then you can do wet cupping on those areas to help improve the circulation.


Take extra care when cupping on the face not to make the incisions deep. The last thing that you want to do is scar someone on the face. Obviously hijama should not leave any scarring if done correctly but just be extra careful if you do incisions on the face to check with the client if they can feel anything.


I have found that the skin on the face, although delicate, can in some areas be difficult to cut. So don’t go overboard. Always check the incisions by replacing the cup first to see if they are done instead of assuming that they aren’t deep enough. NEVER assume when it comes the hijama. Always er on the side of caution. Less blood and less incisions doesn’t necessarily mean less effective.


Have you had hijama on the face before, or have you thought about having hijama on your face? If so let me know what for and what your experience was in the comments.




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