Full steam Hammam
Since one cannot afford to jet off to Marrakech every other day, Marrakech came to KL via its most iconic tradition: the hammam.
If you are not familiar with it, the hammam – spreader of warmth in arabic – involves a warm humid room, deep skin cleansing with black soap (beldi), a lot of water and a general feeling of lightness and well being. In Morocco, this cleansing tradition also bears a social function, locals meeting in public bath houses every week for this ritual and the exchange of news (and gossips!)
Head to Publika and find the exotic entrance of the hammam at level G4. Warm colourful walls welcomes the wellness seeker in a replica of a traditional Moroccan riad, complete with low bench seating, stunning tiled-floor and carved wooden doors.
Strip down, meet your masseuse and head towards the unisex hammam room – seated on a warm stone bed, your body is washed to take off the street junk, wrapped in eucalyptus scented ghassoul, vigorously scrubbed by expert hands using black soap with olive oil, purified of all its dead skin and dust, resulting in a skin as sweet as a newborn.
Appreciate this floating feeling wrapped in your cosy towel, while enjoying a mint tea and baclava in the delightful courtyard. The peaceful area artfully mixes Majorelle blue pots, a central tiled fountain – essential to any hammam – and Moroccan glass lanterns.
I would highly recommend to add a massage to your hammam experience, since it adds (or multiplies?) to the relaxing and rejuvenating experience. For instance ‘ My favorite concubine’ package is ideal should you have a couple of hours to allocate to yourself to reach an unrivalled state of relaxation.
Special offers and variations around the hammam are proposed – check the treatment menu and book your slot for a travel to Marrakech and one of its most pleasurable tradition, all this without the jet lag!
Price range: RM115 – RM300++
Favorite: My favorite concubine
Assets: Moroccan riad atmosphere, therapists great expertise
Contact: Hammam, 3F7 & 3F8, Bangsar Village 2 or Level 4G, Publika Shopping Gallery Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – (+60) 3 6201 0881
Opening hours: everyday 10am – 10.30pm
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