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Traditional Roman Bathhouses in Rome

Hotels and Traditional Roman Bathhouses in Rome

Delve into the ancient pleasures that only traditional Roman bathhouses in Rome could provide. It is estimated that a two-hour treatment at one of these Roman Bathhouses in Rome is tremendously effective at keeping flu and colds at bay, detoxifying the body, and rejuvenating the skin. Let’s step into the timeless allure of Rome, where echoes of ancient traditions still resonate through the cobbled streets.

Uncover the treasure trove that is the Roman bathhouses in Rome. These sanctuaries of relaxation have stood the test of time, offering not only a glimpse into the city’s rich history but also a rejuvenating experience for body and soul. So, without further ado, let’s explore these Roman bathhouses in Rome, and get excited about clean slates, or should I say, bodies?

Roman Bathhouses in Rome

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El Spa Hammam

Hotels and Traditional Roman Bathhouses in Rome
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This hammam is one of the very well-known bathhouses in Rome. The basis of your visit to El Spa Hammam starts with a traditional hammam experience, thereafter you can add treatments and experiences. They have the standard hammam experience, a couple’s hammam experience, as well as a mother and daughter hammam experience.

Apart from these well-known treatments, El Spa Hammam also boasts Mandi Lulur treatments. Originating from Indonesia, the Mani Lulur treatment brings forth super soft skin and the treatment begins with a traditional massage with essential oils, thereafter the body is sprinkled with lulur: a mixture of rice flour, turmeric and essential oils.

This mixture almost feels like a scrub, but gentler on the skin. Then a yoghurt mask is applied to rebalance the pH, followed by a relaxing flower bath. The entire treatment is concluded with a deeply moisturising skin cream. At El Spa Hammam you can also rejuvenate at their El’s Pools. These pools are hot pools that contain water with regenerating properties.

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AquaMadre Hammam

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The AquaMadre Hammam has more of a Turkish Hammam approach than a Roman one. Inside AquaMadre you find multiple rooms arranged from cold to hot, and inside each room, helpful attendants await to serve you hand and foot. Know that certain Hammams require you to only wear a traditional Turkish towel as they cleanse your body.

Experience humidity like never before prior to moving into the cold rooms. Not only does steam help to cleanse pores, detoxify the body and rid it of excess water, but it also assists in calming the mind. After visiting the steam room and toxins are removed, you undergo a vigorous scrub from your bath therapists wearing traditional wash gloves.

After this session, you enter the cold bath that enhances skin tone and helps to shape the muscles as well. The entire experience concludes in the relaxation room where you are served a warm herbal tea. AquaMadre Hammam also provides other treatments such as green clay masks for the entire body and face, Dead Sea salt scrubs, and slimming Dead Sea mud treatment.

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Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel

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Located 15 minutes from both the AquaMadre Hammam and El Spa Hammam, the Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel is the perfect base to set sail towards your wellness journey. There are 232 guest rooms to choose from, and it provides a whirlwind of marvels to gawk at, like its historical architecture, its location, and the views from its rooftop terrace and pool.

This crescent-shaped palazzo faces the Piazza della Repubblica, showcasing a uniquely storied history, 19th-century architecture as well and meeting rooms that are suspended over the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian.

Additionally, the Anantara Palazzo Naiadi has an epic wellness and fitness centre which you could also visit between the treatments at Roman bathhouses in Rome. They have built the foundations of the Roman Empire’s most luxurious baths, taking inspiration from a history of hydro-wellness and merging it with the Eastern traditions of Anantara.

They provide Diocletian Rituals, this is a ritual that detoxifies and purifies by making use of natural ingredients such as olive oil, honey, sea salt, salt pan mud and more. Anantara Palazzo Naiadi also has Ayurveda Abhyangam treatments, Shirodhara treatments and Thalasso therapies. It’s the ultimate wellness hotel in Rome.

If you enjoy this article, be sure to read about the most lavish 5-star hotels in Rome!

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There’s No Place Like Rome

Hotels and Traditional Roman Bathhouses in Rome
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These sanctuaries of relaxation have stood the test of time, offering not only a glimpse into the city’s rich history but also a rejuvenating experience for body and soul. Experience the art of bathing that is deeply rooted in Roman history here in the Eternal City. The timeless allure of this ritual lingers – it’s a testament to Rome’s enduring commitment to well-being.

Beyond the historical significance, these bathhouses have bestowed upon visitors the gift of relaxation, rejuvenation and a connection to a bygone era. Step back into the vibrant tapestry of modern Rome and create memories that won’t easily be washed away with the hands of time. The Roman bathhouses in Rome remain an enduring invitation for all who seek a holistic escape from the hustle of contemporary life.

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