Now with Zakia's Morocco products you can experience the benefits of the traditional Moroccan Hammam in your own home. The same luxury items that are used in the best Hammam in Morocco have been included. These are just some of the benefits of a Moroccan hammam:
1._ Physical and emotional detoxification. - Reduces stress, anxiety and allows deep relaxation. You will have more energy and you will feel balanced with your inner and outer self.
2._ Face and Body Beautification: Remove dead skin from your body, unclog pores, and remove toxins from skin. This treatment benefits ailments such as Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema.
3._ Revitalizing the skin: provides essential vitamins and minerals and the necessary hydration and hydration.
4._Anti-aging: allow your whole body to breathe both inside and out. The hot and humid environment cleans the airways and pores alike and activates blood circulation. Your skin will see improved tone, elasticity and firming.
5._ Muscle tension and stress: Relaxes muscles, relieves pain and rheumatism.
6._ Sleep Better: You will truly have the best night's sleep of your life after having a Hammam spa.
7._ Beautiful and Naturally Healthy - You will feel refreshed, revitalized, healthy and beautiful. All 100% natural. There is no need for chemical peels, machines, etc. This is the way we were meant to relax and recharge our mind, body and soul.
First of all, you may be wondering what exactly is Hammam? Here is some background. He has probably heard of the Turkish baths, the Roman baths, and even the sauna. Hammam is actually another word for bathhouse. A Moroccan Hammam consists of a bathhouse with several rooms (dry and steamed) to cleanse the body and soul according to the traditional ritual performed by another person. Traditionally, heat has been provided by burning wood, but today's modern hammams are often heated with electricity or gas.
Historically, the first public bath was created by the Roman Empire more than 2000 years ago. They allowed citizens to visit the local bathhouse to clean themselves and maintain good hygiene. The Romans, being an intrepid group, left their traces throughout Europe, near East and North Africa; only one of the traditions that endures today is the public bathhouse. Even more interesting has been the importance of religion in these areas and cleanliness was and still is an important component in adhering to the edicts of the Islamic faith; as such, many Hammams were located near mosques and local prayer centers. The Hammam became a meeting point where people from all walks of life met and talked. Always separated by gender, these rituals are as popular today as they were in ancient times. All participants are naked except for the scantily clad staff. Modern Hammam allows for bathing suits, but to truly experience Hammam one must consider leaving their inhibitions and clothing in the dressing room. Moroccan Hammam always consists of the following basic rooms.
Moroccan black soap "Beldi" - It all starts with steam and heat. Prime your skin with a hot, steamy bath or shower to open your pores. Apply evenly by massaging the skin with your hands or with loofah. Leave to act for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse.
Moroccan Kessa: scrub vigorously to remove dead skin, unwanted bacteria, and toxins to open pores and stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems. Dermatologists agree that regular exfoliation is the secret to healthy, glowing skin. Rinse (use weekly).
Ghassoul Clay: a local mineral clay mined from the ancient Atlas Mountains. Mix with water to obtain a silky smooth paste. Apply to face and body. Feel the detox take effect. Unique absorption properties help remove impurities and blackheads and leave skin feeling super fresh, clean and toned without a drying effect. Amazing hair mask too. (to use weekly).
100% pure organic argan oil: finish with a luxurious argan oil massage. A rare, beautifying oil will moisturize and hydrate your skin for a silky smooth finish. Your skin (and hair) needs daily hydration to stay healthy and looking young. (to use daily).
The many benefits of a weekly hammam session are well known to the Eastern community. Tour guides encourage tourists to visit traditional Moroccan baths as part of their visits to the country. Although the hammam in certain communities is still widely used by the locals, many of them have been subsumed by vibrant tourist economies that promote the “Moroccan Turkish baths” as part of an authentic tourist experience in the country. Hotels catering to Westerners have begun creating their own Hammam experience for guests, without the "hassle" of venturing into local cities. Like the original Hammam experience, when visiting those institutions you should expect to enjoy an average of two to three hours. The ritual consists of a cleansing of the body and mind performed by trained personnel.
1._ The ritual begins with the application of a thin layer of black soap all over the body and after resting for about 5 to 10 minutes.
2._ It is then rinsed with plenty of water to make sure it is completely clean and get rid of excess black soap.
3._ The staff will exfoliate your entire body with the famous Kessa exfoliating glove. This is an extraordinary experience that is partially painful but pleasant. All excess dirt, impurities and dead skin are removed from the back and forth movements of the Kessa. You will be amazed by the resulting dead skin left on the tile after treatment.
4._ Right after, there's a Ghassoul Purifying Mask that will absorb all the deep impurities from your skin while adding essential minerals to your skin.
5._ In the more luxurious hammams often found in "westernized" hotels and establishments, end your session with a wonderfully hydrating argan oil massage. This helps to rehydrate your skin and leave you softer than your baby's smoother bottom!
6._ This is often followed by a refreshing mint tea and traditional Moroccan cakes and cookies.
Your Hammam Home spa kit will provide you with everything you need to enjoy Hammam.
If you visit Maruecios do not miss the opportunity to experience a ritual of 2 to 3 hours of a hammam session. It will change your life forever!.