Since visiting Miraj Hammam Spa yesterday I've been floating on a cloud. This was a Mother's Day treat for me from my daughter, who accompanied me and also enjoyed this magical experience.
From the moment you enter this oasis of tranquility, you are treated with gentle care and consideration. Plus, you are, for the most part, the only guests in the place during your appointment time. This privacy factor is unique and very much appreciated. There's no one else wandering in and out while you are there and no need to worry about lack of privacy or "being seen" by anyone. In the changing room where you get the use of a keyed locker to safely store your clothing, etc. Sarongs, robes and slippers are provided.
First stop is the wonderful steam room the Hammam, scented with eucalyptus, lemon and orange. You can feel free to strip off, if you like, as you have the steam room to yourself (and your campanion, if you have one). Sit or lie down on the marble benches and let that gorgeous steam do its work. It's dimly lit, relaxing, calming and you don't have to listen to other people's random chatter (like in most other steam rooms/saunas). In the busy city, such privacy is a luxury to be savoured.
After 10 or 15 minutes in the steam, next stop is the detoxifying scrub. Just outside the steam room you lie on another marble table in the dimly lit, calm space while your body is invigorated with Moroccan black olive soap by an attendant wearing scrub gloves. It feels wonderful!
Back into the steam room for me while my daughter had her scrub, then we were shown into individual massage rooms. And I can honestly say, for the next full hour I received what was probably the best, most professional, thorough and attentive massage in my life. Thank you, Eva, for your expert care.
After I peeled myself off the massage bed, where I could easily have fallen asleep, I thought it was time to get dressed and back into the real world. But not so fast! As I left the room (wearing the supplied robe) I met my smiling daughter coming from her massage. We were led into the lounge, with its luxurious velvet banquettes and many pillows. Here we were invited to relax (velvet blankets were supplied) and enjoy little cakes and mint tea in gold-trimmed glasses on copper trays. Again, this space is private with no other guests present. We just sat there blissfully grinning, relaxed, marvelling at the wonderful experience we were having. My daughter had also thoroughly enjoyed her wonderful massage by Sarah, and we agreed the whole experience was 10/10 on all points.
Men, this would be a spectacular gift for your mother, wife, partner, daughter, or for you to enjoy with your significant other. Score yourself major points with this generous, thoughtful and very special gift.
Time involved: 2 hours
Cost: $200 each (plus tax) (All things considered, not outrageous. Many places charge similar for a one-hour massage alone.)
Many thanks to everyone at Miraj Hammam Spa for an unforgettable experience!