Hammams have played a significant role in the Moroccan culture for centuries. This traditional steam room is used in Morocco at least once a week for a ritual based body treatment that involves the steaming, scrubbing and massaging of the skin until it glows.Not only is the Hammam part of the weekly routine, it is also considered part of the cultural heritage of the country. A high number of Moroccan women go to the Hammam in group, with their friends and children. Carrying their buckets and small chairs, they head toward the place of joy and sharing, the Hammam, where they are able to relax and take care of their bodies.
The architecture of the Hammam works towards offering the best experience to the visitors. First is the access to the welcoming station which also includes the resting area and cloakroom that are traditionally furnished with wooden benches. In the Hammam, there are no windows or ventilation openings. Glass orifices are placed in the ceilings to allow light to come through, which adds to Hammams’ unique atmosphere a peaceful and relaxing touch. The warmth and steam are preserved thanks to the thick walls of the Hammam as well as the tiles installed on the floors and walls.
The undeniable benefits of steam and heat you get from Hammam therapy mean there are few treatments in the world as effective as this. The healing properties, warmth and steam of a traditional Hammam make it incredibly beneficial for both the mind and body. The Hammam’s hot steam opens the skins pores releasing toxins, bacteria and other impurities making it ready for the deep exfoliation.