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Massage & Beauty Treatments with Argan Oil
We offer a variety of treatments using high quality local ingredients.
Argan oil is the most famous beauty treatment, prized by the Berber women of this region. It is the only area of the world where argan trees are native. In recent years the therapeutic value of argan oil for the skin and hair has become widely recognised across the world. We are pleased to say this has resulted in a reasonable price being commanded, a fair compensation from the very time consuming work of the women who produce the oil, mainly by hand.
Argan oil has almost twice as much vitamin E as olive oil, is rich in anti-oxidants and contains rare plant sterols.
The oil is also anti-inflammatory so is beneficial for arthritic or rheumatic conditions. The Essential Fatty Acids affect cell fluidity, helping to prevent loss of moisture from the skin, the linings of the nose, lungs, digestive system, and brain.
They also play a part in the formation of prostaglandins, of which some reduce pain and swelling, while others help blood circulation.
Its anti-ageing properties, due to high levels of Vitamin E and saponins (which soften the skin), are well documented. It helps to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin’s water lipid layer.
Its anti-oxidant properties contribute to the neutralisation of free radicals- it is excellent as an after sun treatment. Further information can be obtained from our displays.
1) Hair conditioning & colouring
We use a traditional mixture of oils including argan oil and herbs and if required henna and/or hibiscus (please note that the colour can be very subtle & can be adjusted by the length of treatment and amount of lemon juice used) producing a very glossy finish. Or you may choose a henna conditioning treatment (no lemon juice) but this is not advisable for white, grey or blonde hair.
2) Moroccan traditional massage
Using argan oil relieves aching muscles, sports injuries or arthritic/rheumatic conditions, soften skin and scars, help prevent stretch marks and to treat dry eczema, psoriasis and acne (reduces scarring). You may request a gentle or a stronger massage, with or without music with optional addition of essential oils usually local lavender or rose. Due to the dry climate essential oils here are very potent.
Please inform us of any relevant health conditions such as injuries, spinal problems, varicose veins, osteoporosis, heart problems etc.
3) Other Beauty Treatments
Manicure, pedicure and hair removal by waxing are available. Please find the price list here