The Moroccan Hammam


A centuries-old place in Morocco, the hammam is a true place of purification of body and soul. What is the Moroccan hammam?

It is a damp heat bath very different from the sauna, which is based on dry heat. It is also different from the Turkish bath, which is done almost entirely by steam. The Moroccan hammam heats up to mid-height thanks to a coil system. Unlike the Turkish bath, it is damp but not filled with moisture. Inspired by the Roman baths that the Arabs discovered during the conquest of Syria, the hammam is currently and often composed of a single room or two for scrub. However, it is the shortened version that we know today.

Traditionally, it includes several rooms (minimum 3) that will increase the temperature to reach the hottest room by 50°. The goal is to evolve within these rooms by accustoming the body to a progressively more intense heat. Thanks to this heat, the skin will become more supple, the pores will open.

To enjoy the benefits of the hammam, sessions lasting a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 1 hour will be offered. During this time, a Kessala (the name of women who practice scrub in hammams) applies the black soap to the whole body.

Then, after a period of application of about fifteen minutes where rest is required, the Kessala will rinse the black soap, with the help of a Kessa glove, it will then rub the body in order to remove the impurities.

Thanks to these different steps, it is a real deep exfoliation which, for novices, is sometimes unbelievable as the dead skin is detached and removed. After a complete rinse, she applies Rhassoul, clay soil from Morocco, to the body and hair. Excellent washing product, Rhassoul will definitely wash the body and make it supple and soft.

After these treatments, various nourishing massages are given to our guests to allow the skin to be deeply nourished with our pure vegetable oils.

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