Relax at a Hammam

Pampering is something Marrakesh does very well. The hammam, or Turkish bath, is something most locals indulge in at least weekly. You can renew your body, mind and spirit as you enjoy this traditional, Moroccan bathing experience. Be prepared to sweat away your troubles and get the scrubbing of a lifetime. There is nothing better than a hammam.
A basic hammam usually has three steam rooms with varying temperatures and you will be separated by gender. Bathers start in the hottest steam room. Next, they are washed with Moroccan black soap and a rough scrubbing glove is used to remove dead skin followed by a warm water rinse. Cool water is used to reawaken the bather’s body and a massage with argan oil relaxes the muscles. Argan oil comes from the fruit of the argan tree and the tree grows only in Morocco. If you prefer a more luxurious, self-indulgent experience, there are also five star spa treatments or couples spa treatments available at most hammams.

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