Frequently asked questions
What is a traditional Moroccan Hammam?
Across Western Europe and in the UK, Turkish baths have taking a foothold since Victorian times. A Hammam spa has much in common with ancient Roman and Greek bathing rituals. During the retreat of the Roman Empire their bathhouses were abandoned. Later the Arab Muslims and Islamic societies adopted the bathhouse and made it their own.
Interestingly, the word Hammam comes from the Arabic word meaning ‘spreader of warmth’. Turkish or Moroccan Hammam rituals go back thousands of years. Each suite of rooms consists of a number of cold, warm and hot rooms which are used in sequence. Most notably, Roman names for these were Apodyterium, Frigidarium, Tepidarium and Caldarium.
Can you build a Hammam spa at home?
If you have enough room such as a basement spa we can design and build you a custom Hammam in your home. Complete Hammam spas are usually only suitable for commercial environments. Consequently, we pare down the number of rooms in a home build so that you only have what you need.