Find out everything about hammam and its fascinating benefits.
hammam: Everything you need to know
Hammam is one of the most soothing, refreshing, and exciting things one can experience. With its history of thousands of years, it isn't surprising that it has grown increasingly popular over time.
Its name translates to "the provider of warmth" and is known to improve the quality of the skin and provide an opportunity for relaxation, healing and care, for which your body will be grateful.
Hammam is a truly refreshing experience that leaves you both internally and externally revitalized!
What is hammam
Hammams are essentially steam baths that take place in a specially designed space at a temperature between 45 and 55 °C and with a humidity range of 80-90%.
The hammam experience includes three stages reminiscent of a traditional ceremony for cleaning and relaxing the body. The first stage of this treatment involves staying in a warm, full of steam environment to sweat, open your pores, and prepare your skin properly for a second treatment.
Next, using natural soaps and traditional gloves (ketse), the body is scrubbed and exfoliated. You usually experience this as you lie on a warm marble stone that continues to provide warmth to your body.
Final step: a herbal, moisturizing soap is used to rinse the body in very cold, running water. It is essential that the water be icy in order to get the most out of this process, and to help your circulatory system while cleansing the skin and relaxing.
History of hammam
The hammam originated in Arab culture and is rooted in ancient Roman and Byzantine bathing traditions. It was a place of prayer preparation.
In Arabia, however, hammams took on more and more importance as their popularity grew in the late 1400s, and they became increasingly common next to mosques and medinas.
So it is not surprising that their fame spread to the ends of the world, and they ended up becoming very popular in Western culture, since they offered a beautiful and complete escape from the stresses and concerns of everyday life.
Although today we think of the bath as a private, personal activity, we must realize that in the past it was a social activity and an important social institution and, as a result, hammams played a significant role in promoting public health and promoting basic hygiene, as well as serving as meeting places for socializing and exchanging ideas.
Thus, as a ritual of sanitizing both the body and soul, the hammam has a variety of beneficial properties that make it one of the most popular forms of relaxation and cleanliness.
hammam: is aimed at whom?
No matter what your gender or age, everyone can enjoy the benefits of the hammam and if you have any questions about it, please feel free to talk to our specialized staff.
FAQs & answers
Saunas are characterized by extremely low humidity levels (below 15%) and high temperatures (above 80 °C).