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The rhassoul clay treatments offered at spas are not only deeply relaxing - getting muddy head-to-toe to greatly improve the health and vitality of your skin and hair is a fun and unique experience too.
If you’ve never treated yourself to a spa break, or you’ve simply yet to enjoy this indulgent muddy miracle, you might be unsure what to expect. This page defines the treatment and explains what generally happens during a rhassoul clay experience, and its health and beauty benefits. You’ll also find some FAQs for this treatment answered at the end of this page.
NOTE: There are many rhassoul treatments and experiences available at the 350+ spas we represent nationwide - always check the website for your chosen venue to determine the exact details of your treatment.
Most rhassoul experiences occur within a turkish bath, steam chamber/room, or sauna setting. It is usually the case that no spa therapist is present throughout the treatment - spa guests can simply help themselves to handfuls of rhassoul mud from the buckets provided and then rub this over their bodies, face, hair and scalp.
After application, you can sit back, close your eyes and unwind (usually for 30-45 minutes) to allow the rhassoul to do its work. Calming music may be played and additional bursts of steam will fill the room periodically in order to keep the mud damp and pliable.
Towards the end of your treatment, a ceiling shower may turn on to indicate that it is time to rinse off. Alternatively, Kneipp water hoses may be available in the steam facility, or a member of staff may direct your to another room in which you should clean yourself up.
TIP: Do not use shower gel - or any other cleansing product - when rinsing (unless instructed) as this could undo the benefits of your treatment.
The increasing popularity of rhassoul spa treatments is hardly surprising considering the extensive list of benefits the mineral-rich mud provides:
You will need to wear a bikini or swimsuit during your rhassoul mud spa treatment (nudity is seldom allowed at UK spa resorts). Since rhassoul mud can sometimes stain clothing, you should avoid wearing white, or other pale coloured, swimwear.
Depending on the number of bookings and suitable facilities your selected spa has, you may have to share your rhassoul mud experience with a number of other guests. If you are seeking a private experience for you and your friend or partner, you should ring your venue far in advance of your visit to make this request.
It should be noted that an additional fees may apply to guarantee exclusive use of facilities, or to secure a couples’ rhassoul experience, if available.
Looking for a day of relaxation and pampering with that special someone? Be sure to check out our Lover's Pamper Day package on our spa voucher page which features several luxurious treatments for you both to enjoy.