Your first Moroccan hammam treatment at Tattva Spa is likely to be a unique and immersive experience. While specifics may vary, here’s a general overview of what you can expect during your first Moroccan hammam session:
1. Warm Welcome and Consultation:
Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by the spa staff. They may provide you with a robe, disposable undergarments, and other essentials for your comfort.
You might have a brief consultation with a therapist to discuss any specific preferences, concerns, or health considerations.
You will be guided to a changing area where you can prepare for the hammam experience. You may be asked to change into the disposable undergarments or swimwear provided by the spa.
3. Steam Session:
The hammam experience often begins with a steam session. You’ll enter a steam room or a heated chamber to relax your muscles and open your pores. This prepares your skin for the subsequent treatments.
4. Application of Moroccan Black Soap:
A therapist will apply Moroccan black soap to your body. This soap, known for its natural ingredients like olive oil and eucalyptus, is used for cleansing and softening the skin.The therapist may use this step as an opportunity for a gentle massage, allowing the soap to penetrate the skin.
5. Exfoliation with Kesa Glove:
The therapist will use a Kesa glove or a similar exfoliating tool to scrub your body. This step removes dead skin cells, promotes circulation, and leaves your skin feeling smooth.The exfoliation is often performed with rhythmic and circular motions, contributing to muscle relaxation.
After the exfoliation, you will be rinsed off with warm water. This step helps wash away the soap and exfoliated skin.
7. Optional Additional Treatments:
Depending on the spa’s offerings, you may have the option to add extra treatments such as a hair mask, facial mask, or additional massages for a more comprehensive spa experience.
8. Cool Down:
After the hammam ritual, you may be encouraged to cool down gradually. This could involve relaxation in a designated area, sipping on herbal tea, or enjoying some light refreshments.
9. Post-Treatment Relaxation:
Following the hammam, you might be invited to a post-treatment relaxation area. This provides a serene environment for you to unwind, extend the benefits of the treatment, and transition back to your daily routine at your own pace.
10. Guidance and Assistance:
Throughout the entire experience, spa staff will be available to guide you and ensure your comfort. Feel free to communicate any preferences or concerns you may have during the treatment.