BEFORE & AFTERCARE
We want your cupping therapy to work the best for you.
There are some things to do before you start your treatment as well as certain aftercare practices to ensure you get the best results from your treatment.
Shower before your treatment
Drink plenty of water, ensure you are well hydrated
Wear loose comfortable clothing to your session
Don’t overeat 2 hours before your treatment
Don’t take any over-the-counter medications that contain blood thinners on the day of treatment
These include Nurofen, Ibuprofen, Aspirin etc.
Don't shower straight after your treatment
Don't engage in strenuous physical activity's for 24 hours after the treatment
(recommended to wait for 12 hours)
We do NOT treat people with low hemoglobin levels/ anemia and pregnant lady's
In the 24 hours after your cupping therapy, use this period for rest and recovery. Listen to what your body needs to recuperate and heal itself, naturally.
This is a time to rebalance and recuperate.
If your skin, or the area surrounding, feels itchy or tingly, gently apply olive oil to relieve it.
This will also aid in the skin healing process.
Do not rub or scratch the areas cupped.
If you need to shower, use only very lukewarm water, be gentle and thoroughly pat dry the cupped area until dry and use olive oil.
We recommend you avoid strenuous physical activity (such as air flying, running, weight training or gym workouts) for a day.
Marital relations should be avoided for a day to allow the body to restore and recover.
Drink plenty of water (at least two glasses immediately after your cupping session) to allow your body to restore balance in its fluid levels.
You may eat a light snack directly after your cupping therapy and we recommend you wait at least two hours before eating a main meal. This gives your body a chance to settle down and continue its healing.
Recommended nutrition to promote red blood cell production
Vitamins and minerals:
B Vitamins, in particular, Vitamins B3, B6, B9, and B12, Copper, Iron, Omega 3
Capsicum (both green and red), all green vegetables, red meat, bananas, apples, oranges, prunes, eggs, beans, beets and cinnamon.
Please do not hesitate to ask your Hijama therapist if you are concerned about anything.