I was able to experience a hammam, while here in Rabat, Morocco. A private hammam! A hammam is “a sensual bathing retreat that evolved over thousands of years and traces its roots back to the Roman Thermae”.
I fully undressed, slipped on disposable undies[which were removed in one swift motion mid service], put on a robe, and headed into the steamed bath room.
Once lead inside the steam bathing room, I removed the robe and was directed to a marble table by the bather. Once on the table, she rinsed off my frontal and my rear. You would think I’d be uncomfortable but that was not the case.
I laid down where she began to scrub me with an argon soap on. She literally left no crevice untouched. She washed my hair, my hands, my feet, my rear…THERE…everything! I was given a pure sugar & honey facial scrub. The honey seeped into my mouth…it was like a mid hammam snack.
The hammam went on for an hour. I had never felt so clean in my life. I felt like an infant being cleansed by its mother. It was awesome! There will be a next time.