What is a hammam?
It’s a cleansing ritual that originated centuries ago in the Middle East. “In Morrocco, people attend the hammam weekly for equal parts deep cleansing and socialising”, Zara explains. It’s like the original girl’s spa day.
The idea of having someone else clean and scrub your body may feel a little strange but it’s been a part of Moroccan culture for hundreds of year. And things that have been around for that long tend to be pretty good, right? *Googles when wine was invented*. We spoke to Zara Williams from The Spa in Dolphin Square, London, about why everyone should try a hammam cleansing ritual.
By Beth Ludolf