Our signature spa ritual treatment is suitable for couples, groups of up to 6 people or for single enjoyment. This 30 minute treatment begins with you entering the steam room wearing a towel or robe. The lights dim down as the music starts and the star lights reveal the stunning aqua & gold glass mosaic tiles, the steam cycle finishes with a cool rain mist. It is most beneficial to take advantage of our steam ritual 30 minutes prior to massage & body treatments for relaxation and muscle warm-up.
Hammam’s were a type of body cleansing, steaming and detoxification that originated in Turkey. There are many variations of a Hammam, from large communal bath houses to individual relaxation temples.
The Hammam practice is a variant of the Roman bath, steam bath, sauna, or Russian banya, it is distinguished by a focus on water, as distinct from ambient steam.
Spa Lotus has focused on the relaxation and benefits of a traditional Hammam whilst varying the overall build to suit our clients needs. The Spa Lotus Hammam is a dome suited to up to 6 people at one time, however it is only booked as one person per treatment unless requested for couples or group bookings. Your privacy and comfort is part of making your Hammam experience a truly special one. You will walk into a stunning dome of aqua and gold mosaic tiles, you can wear whatever your comfortable in including bathers a robe or towel. When you sit on the contoured benches you will experience the lights dimming down and starry lights appearing on the ceiling, the stem begins with relaxing music and you drift to an escape of somewhere else entirely. Hammam treatments are ideal on their own or before any other luxury spa treatment, a body wrap, massage or facial.
Benifits of a steam Hammam
Exposing the body to an environment with a very high temperature will temporarily cause fever. This will cause the body to release antibodies that are typically used to combat infectious microorganisms. Doing this consistently will help to improve overall immune system function.
Using a steam room provides intensive cleansing for the skin, encouraging circulation throughout the body so the skin can absorb nutrients easily. Steam rooms have been found effective in treating cellulite, enhancing collagen development, hydrating the skin, increasing metabolism and emulsifying fat in the sebaceous glands.
Several disorders can cause the development of mucus which will clog the respiratory system. Steam therapy will help to melt this mucus so it is easier to drain it from the body. Steam rooms are superior to dry air saunas in this regard as the dry air of a sauna can in fact increase respiratory complications.