Kessala is what we call these women present in the hammams and who know perfectly the traditional Moroccan hammam.
Use these natural products for a perfect moroccan hammam session
In Morocco, the tradition is still relevant even if each Moroccan family has a modern bathroom. Thus, it is not uncommon to see a group of women with a bucket with essential beauty products in the hammam. Among them, there is the natural black soap of Morocco and the kessa glove. They can also bring with them natural ghassoul for the skin and the hair.
Use the natural moroccan black soap
At the Hammam, there is the kessala that can help for all stages of the procedure. After moistening the skin, she applies Morocco’s natural black soap “Pâte d’olive” on it. Before leaving it there for a few minutes, she will perform a few gentle circular massages.
This natural black hammam soap with argan and olive oils allows a natural and gentle cleansing without sulfates.
Rub with the kessa glove
The kessa scrub glove comes after letting the olive paste rest on the skin. Made of very soft materials for the skin, it cleanses it without being rough.
The kessa glove and the black soap are the best natural products for a successful traditional hammam session.
Find them in our box “The Essential of Hammam” accompanied by ghassoul or natural clay of Morocco. As a gift in this box, we offer you a typical oriental pumice stone.
The rooms of the traditional Moroccan hammam
The traditional Moroccan hammam consists of 3 to 4 rooms where each room has a different temperature. The first is often the one with the lowest temperature while the last can reach 40°C.
The kessalas bring water, scrub women, children, and ensure the proper functioning of this magical place.
Inspired by the baths of Greek antiquity and according to history, the Muslim Prophet Mohammed developed the Hammam about 600 years after Christ.
This steam bath took on religious significance, symbolizing the purification of the body in Islam.
From an early age, children accompany their moms to Hammam. This space is an integral part of the social life of the Orientals.
This feeling of purity and well being that this bath brings is, according to the kessalas, exceptional. So much so that they call it a “silent doctor”.
The benefits of the Moroccan hammam are obvious and praised by the local population but also by foreigners. Indeed, after each session, the skin is smoother and lighter.
Read more about the benefits of the Moroccan hammam.