Guide To Treatments
Treatments A - B
Algae (Blue Lagoon)
Amethyst Steam Room
Aroma Or Aromatic Steam Room
Branded Treatments And Products
Bucket On A Rope (Plunge Bucket And Rope Shower)
Treatments C - D
Treatments E, F, G
Treatments H - I
Hot Stone Fusion Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Ice Fountain (Ice Crash)
In Water Massage
Jade Stone Harmony Facial
Treatments K, L, M, N, O
Treatments P, Q, R
Treatments U, V, X, Y, Z
Other Wellbeing Ideas
Literally an exfoliation (in French), in traditional hammams this means that someone will first wash you, normally with savon noir (black soap) - which is a beautiful ritual and then use a gommage or scrubbing glove to scrub all the dead skin off your body.
When we went to a hammam in Agadir, Morocco, we thought that there would hardly be any dry skin left - after 3 days on the beach. Also we were a little bit worried by some of the stories from people who had tried hammams elsewhere - so we asked for a gommage doucement - a soft scrubbing.
which I thought a bit unnecessary, until she scrubbed my forearm and I saw rolls of dead skin sloughing off. It grossed me out and I thought how dirty the Moroccans must think we are - they do this once a week!
Although in some places you can keep on your bikini and/or paper knickers, really I say what’s the point? After 2 minutes I wasn’t aware if she was scrubbing my boobs or my back. Speaking of which, it is the best back exfoliation I have ever had. I often get an itchy patch between my shoulder blades - she just scrubbed it right off - leaving it smooth and soft.
For the next few days I couldn’t help running my hands over my skin. And I continued scrubbing at home with a glove I bought in Agadir - seeing the dead skin actually coming off on the glove! Sadly it fell apart - so I am now on the lookout for a serious gommage glove in the UK - but no luck so far!
I have heard that gommage is not suitable for people with sensitive skin - but I have very sensitive skin and I love it and feel it only does my skin good.
A traditional gommage will leave your skin so smooth you won’t be able to stop stroking it.
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