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Hammam Benefits | 10 Reasons you Should Visit a Hammam
Discover the hammam and its benefits
Morocco is known for its hammams, where we can enjoy all its benefits in a relaxing environment that combines sauna and spa. The whole process is extremely invigorating, in addition to toning and firming your skin, it lets you a feeling of being fresher than ever.
To make the most of your hammam session, you must allow yourself several "privilege" hours where calm and relaxation is at the rendezvous.
Find the right time
In your schedule, make an appointment with yourself and above all, do not expect anything stressful after the hammam session. The goal is to spend a day of relaxation and only think about yourself. The hammam provides a full sensation of wellbeing at the level of the body and spirit.
10 immediate benefits of visiting a hammam, sauna or steam room.
Physical and emotional detox. Reduce stress, anxiety and allow deep relaxation.
Beautifying the body and face. Take away dead skin from your body, unclog pores while eliminating toxins from the skin and
Fight acne. Regulate skin oil secretions to prevent acne and help heal scars and reduce redness.
Skin nourishing and rehydration. Provides essential vitamins and minerals.
Anti-aging. Allow your inner organs to breathe. Helps toning, firming the skin while improving elasticity.
Decrease muscle tension. It sooth muscle pain and rheumatism.
Better sleep. Helps rejuvenate your body while sleeping.
Boost the immune system. Activate the blood circulation.
Body and mind connection. Have more energy and feel more balance.
Feel beautiful. Feeling fresh and revitalized.
The Moroccan Hammam treatment
The Moroccan Hammam treatment is a body and soul relaxation journey to the hammam (Turkish bathhouse) that can have multiple variants, but will always consist of a black soap cleansing, skin exfoliation with a kessa mit, mineralized rhassoul clay mask and complete rehydration of the skin.
The stages of the hammam
The hammam is one of the best experiences for your whole body. The benefits are to eliminated dirt and harmful bacteria while relaxing deeply your entire body and mind. The stress and tension accumulated over the weeks can go away quietly and leave the room for the relaxation you deserve.
Prepare your session
To be relaxed, it is important to have no hassle, so think to bring everything you need to enjoy the Hammam. To begin, the swimsuit is an accessory that is not always necessary, but must still follow you during your sessions according to the Hammam you visit and your personal preferences. Also remember to take comfortable flip flops intended to be wet. Obviously, a good towel and a bathrobe will be faithful companions in the hammam. As to the accessories and products, Moroccan Hammam has thought of you and has designed the perfect hammam kit for your session containing all what need like: black soap, rhassoul, kessa glove and argan oil.
Travel back in time and discover the origins
By entering in the hammam, soak up in the culture and its origins. Hammam which means 'hot water' in Arabic has its origins in the Roman baths. At the beginning, in several Arab countries it was a public place, but quickly the hammam has become more and more popular as a place to relax.
In a traditional hammam, you will discover between two to four rooms of different temperature and density. The first element of a good hammam is heat, 100% water-saturated, it increases as you discover the different rooms, reaching up to 50 ° C. The principle is to alternate between the different rooms to activate blood circulation.
When you have a cold, the hammam facilitates respiration by releasing the sinus and nasal routes. It also offers benefits to soothe muscle pain caused by rheumatism, especially when we end the hammam session by a hot bath.
The hammam is ideal when you are stressed, tired, physically or morally, after a workout, or just to find yourself in a relaxing environment with friends.
Who says heat, says dehydration. Hydrating your body properly is one of the keys to enjoy the multiple benefits of the hammam. Remember to bring a bottle of water and drink regularly to offset the loss of water. To refresh and stimulate the immune system, take showers regularly during your hammam session. In addition to being really nice, the immediate benefits are to firm your skin and recover more quickly as well as promoting a good sleep. Read our ideas and tips capsules to find out How to hydrate your skin .
Black soap ritual
The hammam is mainly the opportunity to care for your body. It is the ideal place for any kind of care like the rhassoul mask for hair to the full-body scrub. After sweating in the steam room, the scrub is done with the kessa glove by a hostess of the hammam, a dear friend or by yourself at home. First, moisten your skin through the steam bath and apply the black soap all over your body.
Kessa glove exfoliation
Leave the moisturizing and exfoliating properties work for ten to fifteen minutes, rinse with plenty of water and rub vigorously with the wet kessa glove. Your body is then completely purified and clean. The skin got rid of its dead cells and is now very soft. Your skin will be more responsive to the care that will follow.
Continue your experience of secretly guarded natural products by Moroccan women for centuries. After finding the miracles of the black soap and the scrubbing with kessa glove, check out the rhassoul which has astringent, degreasing, absorbent and softening properties. It can be used both on the hair as shampoo and as a mask for hair. The rhassoul restore the production of sebum from the face and treat oily hair. Thanks to its blotting action, it is suitable for all types of skins and gives a silky effect to the toughest hair.
The reward… pure argan oil
Finally, let the steam take care of all your concerns and tensions that persist. Soak up to the atmosphere, the smell of eucalyptus and decoration candles that promote relaxation and well-being.
It’s now time to treat yourself with the argan oil treatment. The relaxation period is almost complete, but to enjoy all the richness of your session in the hammam there is one step left which is to apply argan oil on the face and body still wet to soften and regenerate the skin before the total indulgence. This treatment is ideal to combat the dehydration of the skin and protect it from the attacks of the surrounding due to the cold weather. If you can, enjoy a royal massage made with pure argan oil instead for the best relaxations.
Traditionally, we would end the session in a room designed to rest where you could enjoy oriental pastries and mint tea. Modern spa will offer champagne or a glass of vino. If you enjoyed a spa treatment in the confort of your home, you can always make your own wine with this DIY wine making kit and indulge.
About the Author
Miss Hammam is the nickname I give myself because I love to tell and share my stories, my dreams and unveil my knowledge of traditional Moroccan beauty history. I make sure you can experiences the secret advice I got when I lived in Morocco. I love the beach, salads, Moroccan couscous and shopping, but mostly take care of me naturally.