Tried And Tested: The Moroccan Hammam At Urban Retreat
The ultimate beauty destination, Urban Retreat at Harrods has now opened the doors to its brand new spa area, The Moroccan Hammam. Created in collaboration with luxury Moroccan skincare brand marocMaroc, the hammam offers a number of ritual-based body treatments, along with massages and facials. We paid them a visit to experience it for ourselves.
Nestled on Harrods’ Fifth Floor, The Moroccan Hammam is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. On entering you are handed a plush bathrobe and flip flops before being led to a hot room, and offered a seat on warmed marble. Once acclimatised to the temperature, you are greeted by your personal hammam assistant and taken through into the treatment area.
Traditionally, Moroccans go to the hammam to socialise, and this is also evident in Urban Retreat where each client is treated to their own marble-clad room, divided by lattice screens – though separated from your neighbour, it remains a communal experience that would be perfect shared with friends.
The treatment is performed with the client lying on the heated floor, and begins with a cleanse using a traditional black olive soap to help open up pores. Next, you are exfoliated with a Kessa glove, a process that removes dead skin to reveal a silky smooth layer beneath. After being rinsed with several buckets of warm water, the treatment ends with an application of sweet-scented Miel d’Ambre sugar scrub, and a final stretching massage with equally delicious smelling Infusion d’Orange body milk. Once enveloped in your bath robe, you are invited to relax on comfortable day beds and served fresh mint tea to restore fluid levels.
We emerged feeling relaxed and invigorated, and agreed that our skin had never felt so smooth. Whether preparing for a bikini-baring trip, or simply looking for a few hours' retreat from the city, The Moroccan Hammam at Urban Retreat is an experience not to be missed.
To book your hammam experience please call Urban Retreat on +44 (0)20 7893 8333 or visit the website here.
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