If you have ever visited Morocco or Turkey before, and you are a lover of spa’s, you would have come across the concept of a Hammam spa.
An Ancient Beauty Secret
Dating back many centuries, Hammam is probably one of the oldest bathing traditions in the world, and one that is still very popular today, enjoyed by both men and women across the globe.
The Hammam was initially a place only frequented by men, over time women were invited to experience and enjoy this too and the Hammam provided people with a central point in which to meet and to socialize and with an outlet in which to cleanse and to achieve inner tranquility.
A Highly Beneficial Regime
A Hammam spa is highly beneficial for your body and mind, reducing muscle tension, improving your sleep and nourishing your skin, and it can be an incredibly relaxing experience, and an ideal way in which to unwind from the troubles of your day.
One of the key differences - as well as benefits - to experiencing a Hammam spa, involves moving between rooms of different temperatures, starting out with a sauna, then moving into a slightly less steamy room before finishing up in a cool room. These variations in temperature allow your pores to open and to absorb the different products that are applied to your skin throughout this process.
Recreating This Experience
A typical Hammam spa regime begins with glazing your body with Ghassoul, a natural clay extracted from the Atlas mountains and mixed with water to form a paste. Your body is then lathered with Savon Noir, a black soap made from olive oil and eucalyptus leaves, to soften your skin before scrubbing it with a mitt called a Kessa. Once your body has been vigorously scrubbed to remove dead skin cells, and your hair has been gently washed, Rose Water, made from Atlas roses, is then applied to your skin to calm and to soothe it, and finally your body is coated with Argan oil, to moisturise it.
Tips and Tricks
This regime can be enjoyed as often as you like, and there are numerous Hammam spas across the world to cherry pick from. Should you not have the luxury of time to book into one, you can recreate this same experience in the sanctuary of your bathroom by gathering together these products from Ameera London.
Start by running a warm steamy bath to soak in whilst applying your products, exfoliate your skin with a mitt and then finish with a cold refreshing shower, and massage our luxurious Liquid Gold Argan Oil into your skin. There is nothing better than pampering yourself at the end of a long week, relax, enjoy and unwind, and take care of your body, mind and well being.