We sincerely recommend that the cupping therapist follows the Sunnah of not charging a set fee for hijama and we sincerely recommend that the patient follows the Sunnah of paying the cupping therapist. Some cupping therapists charge as much as £50 per cup and some patients are reluctant to pay the cupping therapists even for the materials or have paid as little as £2 for a session.
Although these incidents are rare, they only harm the Sunnah of hijama as it puts cupping therapists off from either offering hijama or from not charging a set fee. Also, charging high prices puts the patients off from being cupped.The patient should bear in mind the following when paying the cupping therapist:
1. The extra cost and time a cupping therapist incurs when they travel to the patient.
2. The length of time the cupping therapist spends with the patient.
3.The number of cups the cupping therapist performs on the patient.