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Marrakech is a loud, bustling, high energy town. Spend an hour out and abour and you’d find yourself ready for quiet, calm retreat. In that case, make your way to a hammam for a full service spa treatment. It’s worth it for the relaxation, the experience (the hammam tradition goes back really far in the Muslim tradition), and for a nice break. Oh, and it’s not expensive!!
Our riad hostess booked a 60 min service at La Maison Arabe (book an appointment in advance. BTW, they accepted credit cards), which included a full bath (someone scrubs and washes you), face clay mask, and massage.
The way it works: You enter a changing room to take off your clothes and put on disposable underwear, a robe, and slippers. We then entered the steam room (it’s hot) where you are bathed by the attendant. You can physically see the dirt and skin wash off of you. Then, the clay mask is applied (and shampoo if you opt for that). The grand finale was a full body massage. My skin was glowing and oh-so-soft afterward. I’m torn between recommending whether or not to visit the hammam earlier on in your trip, as opposed to later. Either way, I highly recommend including it in your Morocco itinerary.
In my younger days, I would have never spent money for a massage. I was too green to understand the mental and physical health benefits. Fast forward to 33 year old Sabrina — spa was at the top of my to-do list. Not only is it relaxing, but it also helps your blood to flow, keep your body limber, and preserve your skin.