The ritual of the Hammam, which heals the body and relaxes the mind, is available to our guests in our Wellbeing Centre.
Guests can enjoy a relaxing steam bath or an invigorating body scrub in the candle lit hammam, sitting on the benches of Italian Carrara marble. Or maybe they would like to book a soothing massage by one of our qualified masseurs, and experience the exotic qualities of the locally sourced but world famous Moroccan Argan oil.
The Hammam originated in 7th century Arabia, and was later perfected by the Ottoman Turks. It has been described as “the silent doctor”, thanks to its healing and soothing properties. The Hammam consists of a steam bath which helps to eliminate stress, toxins and impurities from the body. The Hammam is an intimate and welcoming space, perfect for getting rid of tensions and daily worries.
This is an almost magical product, with a 100% vegetable base, made from an exfoliating mixture of olive oil, olive kernels, and eucalyptus. Black soap softens, cleanses and nourishes the skin, preparing it for the body scrub afterwards.
The kessa is the traditional Moroccan glove made of “crepe de chine”,which is used with black soap to scrub the body, removing the impurities and stimulating the circulation of the blood.
Rassoul is a natural product, made from mud taken from the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, scented with orange flower or rose water, and used for a face or body mask. It is perfect for the muscular system, as it is both firming and moisturising.
The Body Scrub:
An experience which must not be missed! Using steam and the special kessa glove, a qualified specialist will carefully remove all the dead skin and impurities which are clogging the pores, whilst you lay back and relax on a slab of warm marble. You will emerge from the hammam with tingling clean skin, and an invigorated circulatory system. Just wonderful!
3, derb Jamaa el Kbir – Hay Essalam Marrakech, Morocco
Tel.: 00 212 (0) 5 2438 3729