Assalamu Alaykum! Peace Be Upon You!
My name is Samar and I am a practising hjama therapist for almost 9 years.
I first heard about hijama when I was looking up some hadith online and I came across one where the Prophet Muhammad had cupping. I was thinking- ‘what is cupping?’ I’d never heard of it before. I was curious so I looked it up and found that it was a type of blood-letting or removal of the bad blood from the body. I remember that in history lessons in school we had be told about it and that it was a medieval practice that was used to treat a variety of problems. It was also seen as backwards and primitive.
However, I was so intrigued. I thought that if the Prophet Muhammad did it then it must be something good so I looked into it more and found videos of people doing hijama on YouTube. I really wanted to learn more but I didn’t know how to go about it.
A year or so late I was fortunate enough to be offered to take part in a workshop that was being organised by Ustadh Muhammad Tim. I was so excited, I couldn’t believe that I would finally get to learn hijama.
After completing the one-day workshop my mind was completely blown. I had learned so much in just that one day and there were so many things apart from the cupping that I had learned of benefit such as things to do with diet and other complimentary therapies.
I couldn’t wait to get started on my new journey as a therapist. I had been informed by the sisters who ran the session however that the workshop did not qualify as a practitioner and no certificate was given. The main purposes of the workshop was so that we could do hijama for ourselves and family and friends.
After the workshop I continued to practice hijama casually but soon after I started to get referred to for people who were having ruqya (Islamic exorcism) as part of their treatment.
News soon spread about hijama and I started to get contacted by many people for different reasons (other than metaphysical), some of whom had hijama in other countries or other cities in the UK. Now that there was a local hajama (person who does hijama) they didn’t need to travel elsewhere or wait until they went abroad.
People were so happy with their results from the treatment that my clientele began to grow very quickly with many regular clients and I had never done any advertising myself. I loved doing hijama and it was just a hobby for me, I considered it a blessing that I was able to help so many people.
I had been doing hijama for around 4 years when I decided to do a full practitioner course with hijama nation. I felt that it was a good idea to expand my knowledge further to go with my experience and also to help more people. Although hijama is not regulated in the UK, I noticed that some people were put off having hijama by me not being certified even with so many references. So I decided to get my certificate with Hijamah Nation.
In all the time I was doing hijama I had no fee or charge for it, I left it up to clients to give me whatever they felt easy for them. However, a few years ago I started to do hijama officially as a part time job to help support my family.
I now run hijama workshops locally and insha Allah I will be adding instructional videos to this site in order to further aid anyone in the hijama journey.
I’m not a doctor or medical professional of any kind.
All the information that I share on this site is from my own personal experiences as a therapist or I have taken from a source that I trust, in which case I will site the link and source.