Moroccan hammam and spa
A Moroccan hammam is an experience that no trip to Morocco is complete without. At the same time, this is not only an attraction for tourists but an integral part of the life of any Moroccan.
In Morocco, centuries-old traditions of maintaining beauty and health with the help of natural cosmetics and herbs are honored. In numerous Berber pharmacies, you can buy traditional cosmetic products, herbal teas, and oils for massage and aromatherapy. Moroccan beauty rituals make extensive use of argan oil and cactus seed oil, black olive soap and ghassoul clay, rose water and orange blossom water, henna, and aromatic oils.
Moroccan hammam ritual
The hammam ritual begins with relaxing and massaging the body with black olive soap to soften the skin. Then a Gommage (scrub) of the body is done with a hard mitten kessa , during which the dead skin layer is removed. After that, if desired, you can make a mask for the body and hair from ghassoul or henna clay. After a short rest and a glass of mint tea, a relaxing massage with argan oil is done, nourishing and rejuvenating the skin. Natural essential oils in the composition of the massage oil help to relax and uplift the mood. After the Moroccan hammam, you will feel that you have thrown off a dozen years and freed yourself from all worries and worries!
Types of Moroccan Hammam
Traditional hammam, which all Moroccans go to weekly, can be found in any residential area. It is divided into male and female halves, as indicated by the corresponding drawings. Hammam consists of 2-3 rooms with different temperatures, in which visitors most often sit right on the floor. Men bathe in underwear, women most often without clothes. Going to such a hammam, you need to take everything you need with you: a bucket, a ladle, a bench or oilcloth for the floor, mittens, black soap, other cosmetics, a towel, and slippers. There are no hairdryers in traditional hammams, so they leave them with their heads wrapped in a towel. Entrance to such a hammam costs about 1 Euro, for gommage and massage you will have to pay another 5-8 Euros to the attendant or attendant. This is an interesting cultural experience, but it is not suitable for every tourist,
Hammams for tourists are full-fledged spa centers with a cozy relaxing atmosphere and a wide range of services: from the Moroccan hammam ritual to massage, cosmetology, and beauty salon services. Here, customers will find a high level of comfort, hygiene and privacy. Service is made by appointment in individual hammams, and each guest is given everything they need: disposable slippers, bathrobes, towels, scrub mittens, and the necessary cosmetic products. After the hammam and massage, clients are invited to the relaxation area and treated to tea or a fruit cocktail.
Luxury hammams in Morocco can be found at luxury hotels. They are designed for the most demanding customers and offer high-level professional services in fabulously designed interiors. Some luxury hotels offer advantageous day-stay packages that include a hammam with Gommage, pool access, and lunch.