Moroccan bath is actually famous in
the Arab World. The Moroccan bath is considered a sacred ritual in the Far East. . It is also simply known as Hammam. it is a tradition spread across the Middle East. It has been also known as a must do ritual before a girl gets married. Out of curiosity, I did try it too and soon got addicted. :)
The Moroccan bath is done to clean , whiten and soften the skin.
It helps to relax and helps blood circulation, the veins and the joints in the body it also releases the pain and stress..
It helps to heel and detoxify and makes your skin to sooth and smooth.
it improves the skin elasticity
it is an excellent anti ageing treatment..
Removes the dead skin layers.
The Moroccan bath usually takes place in a room which looks like a regular bathroom.The
only difference is being the pipe with steam . it is quiet big room where
two can be seated with a ceramic bench to lay on. ( wish I could have been with my daughter or a friend right now. ) These rooms are slightly dark inside to
make you feel more relaxed and sleepy.
Firstly you have to wear some sort of
bikinis and then they turn on the steam pipe for 6-7 minutes,when the bath is full with the steam.
Next they cover your body with Moroccan soap, which is black in color which looks like jell. They spread all
over the body and you are allowed to take steam, until the body pores open from
the steam. This is the zenith moment I should say your whole body becomes clean
and skin becomes soft and supple like a baby.(definitely not as soft as my baby Dron :) just kidding )
Next procedure is the Italian white powder which is used to whitening the skin
depending on the color and the sensitivity of the skin.
washing the body from the powder with a special brush called “Leefa” the process of scrubbing starts from the feet and then up to the upper
part of the body. while scrubbing the dead skin and other dirt from the body is removed. (I was totally shocked and quiet embraced too)
Again I was guided to take one more shower, with shower jell to give the skin more softness and make it smell
And lastly cream needs to be applied...After finishing with the bath if you prefer to have some extra pampering to your body there is another massage called a relaxing massage. This completes the bath and it definitely gives you a sublime feeling.
The whole Moroccan bath takes 40 minutes and the massage alone takes another 40-45 minutes andanother 20 minutes for the massage at the end.
It is advised women take Moroccan bath twice a month because even with the regular everyday shower the skin really needs to be cleaned in a more professional way.
the beginning you may
feel little uncomfortable but the feeling slips away in no time.