press enter to search

The merciless scrub that gives you glow: Moroccan hammam in Jakarta

Muthi Achadiat Kautsar
Muthi Achadiat Kautsar

The Jakarta Post

PREMIUM
Jakarta  /  Sun, May 26, 2019  /  07:01 am
The merciless scrub that gives you glow: Moroccan hammam in Jakarta

Classic hammam at a spa center. (Shutterstock/Netfalls Remy Musser)

Ramadan may be one of the busiest months of the year, with all the social gatherings that come with breaking the fast. The busy days continue into the following month, when daily life is adjusting to its normal schedule. Before the busy weeks take their toll on our well-being, we may as well take some time to relax with a refreshing spa treatment. While we in Indonesia are very familiar with traditional health and beauty treatments such as massage, cream bath for hair and “lulur” body scrub among other things, Jakarta is now slowly being introduced to the Moroccan hammam. A traditional bathing and cleansing ritual in the north African country, a hammam features olive oil-based black soap, kessa exfoliating glove (originally made of goat hair but now many are made of viscose crepe) and argan oil. The whole Moroccan hammam experience, usually taking up to 90 minutes, i...