There is something utterly enticing about a Hammam. The warmth of the marble, the rush of the water and expert hands working at your skin leaving you feeling at ease and squeaky clean.
It may seem foreign to have someone wash you but it is surprisingly relaxing, and in some ways decadent. Trained therapists from Morocco treat you like their baby, taking extra care to help you unwind and get the best out of the treatment. The 50-minute Hammam Experience at the One & Only Royal Mirage spa starts with a gentle rinse using traditional black soap before the therapist leads you to a steam room where the skins’ pores open and soak up all the natural goodness from the soap. After, the excess dead skin is removed with a vigorous Loofah scrub and trust us you don’t know what smooth skin feels like before you tried this. A light relaxing massage with various stretching follows before the final rinse and a quick hair wash.
The traditionally designed Hammam is located in a separate space from the spa and has it’s own changing room, steam room, plunge pool and relaxation area that makes you feel like you’re being transported to the Moroccan baths. The spa itself offers a wide variety of beauty treatments with it’s own dedicated facilities, which means it’s never overcrowded.
One of the key treatments on offer is the Carita Facial. As soon as you made yourself comfortable on a heated bed, the therapist starts with a consultation before applying the Carita cleanser. Once your skin is set for the rest of the products, she uses an exfoliator to clear away any impurities that allows an active serum to work it’s magic. Head massage further unwinds you from the stress of the day before she adds a heavy moisturiser that continues to hydrate your skin hours after the facial. Your complexion instantly looks toned with a delicious sensation of freshness, while the features appear supple, plumped, and glowing.
For an indulgent escape that only takes a couple of hours of your day, One & Only Royal Mirage Spa seems like the ideal destination.