A Moroccan hammam treatment uses therapeutic heat and steam to prepare the skin for the ultimate deep cleaning. What makes this treatment distinctive is the application of a topical body mask with medicinal ingredients to improve skin quality.
Relaxing steam heat is used to open the skin’s pores in preparation for a special treatment involving topical body masks that come in a variety of extracts to stimulate or soothe the skin. Similar to Turkish hammam, the body is treated to a full bathing experience involving a full body scrub, wash and optional massage.
Moroccan hammam treatments can be customised with topical body masks that address specific skin concerns. It is ideal for treating acne and oily skin through the use and application of soaps and masks that have ingredients that purify and detox. If dryness and texture are a concern then a body mask that moisturises and purifies will be recommended. Este’s skincare experts will recommend the most appropriate treatment to address your concerns and desired outcome.
The secret to hammam’s health benefits is the humidity. Moist heat has many positive effects: it can improve circulation to the extremities, which is beneficial for lower blood pressure and a healthy heart. Steam room relaxation also helps to decrease the body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol. Steam warms the mucous membranes in the body and facilitates deep breathing, as a result a hammam treatment can help to alleviate congestion inside the sinuses and lungs, therefore being a sensible health choice for alleviating cold and allergy symptoms and healing some respiratory infections.
Hammam is ideal for deep cleansing and improving skin texture. It can also address deeper health concerns that can be both physical and mental.
The therapeutic body benefits of a hammam scrub:
Treatment masks can include ingredients like coffee, seaweed, honey and chocolate. Some are astringent, some are moisturising, and some just smell good! The benefits include:
A hammam spa treatment usually ends with a full body massage involving oils and perhaps aromatherapy. There are various massage options to include in the hammam treatment package.
This style of hammam focuses more on heat and steam than water. The steam heat helps to open the pores in preparation for a special treatment involving topical body masks that come in a variety of extracts to stimulate or soothe the skin. Similar to Turkish hammam, the body is treated to a full bathing experience. Traditional Moroccan baths will have rooms that are heated through the walls and floor as well as through the water pipes, creating a subtle steam experience.
After a hammam treatment the skin’s surface is smoother and softer, your muscles are supple and relaxed, and your thoughts and emotions are optimistic and cheery!
That depends on your health and beauty needs. If you are preparing for an important date night and want your skin extra soft and supple then a day spa visit is perfect. If you want to maintain optimal sleeping habits or address a persistent acne issue then once a week is in order. If you need stress relief or want to boost your immune system periodically then once a month is a worthwhile personal health plan. It all depends on the individual. It’s a good idea after your first hammam experience to consult with a spa therapist for further treatment recommendations.
Once you’ve had a hammam spa experience it will assuredly become one of your preferred rituals of self-care and body maintenance.
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