who doesn’t need to leave behind the hustle of the city and daily life once in a while and enter a world of tranquillity and peace from time to time. come with me to the oriental spa!


i had the chance to visit the spa at the mesmerizing royal mansour hotel in marrakech.

thelionheaded.com-marrakech-spa-22the indoor white iron birdcage like architecture spans three floors and looks pretty impressive as you can see.


thelionheaded.com-marrakech-spa-26i tried the ceremonial marocmaroc massage which takes 75 minutes and is a true pause button for the body and mind. it’s an aromatic relaxing massage that uses a nourishing argan oil and monoi butter body balm. at the end the ritual is enriched with a ‘’roses de sucre’’ bust hydration. the treatment comes close to a more classic massage like we know it here in europe, but in a very soft and gentle way. i have to say i enjoyed it a lot after two days of diving into the craziness that marrakech is sometimes.


thelionheaded.com-marrakech-spa-16the classic treatment in the oriental spa is of course the hammam, which you can also get at the royal mansour and was tested by my wife. the treatment starts with relaxation in a room (known as the warm room) that is heated by a continuous flow of hot air, allowing the bather to perspire freely. then you get scrubbed and massaged with the traditional kessa massage glove and a lot of foam. after performing a full body wash and receiving a massage, bathers finally retire to the cooling-room for a period of relaxation. we met afterwards in the relaxation room of the spa and had some fresh brewed ginger tea and fruits before we were ready to leave the hotel again fully loaded with energy and new strength.

the simple blue white look i’m showing you here was one of my staples during the trip. i added a bit of my style by pairing it with my new veja sneakers and a tassel i found on one of the many markets in marrakech’s medina. the tassel is actually meant to be used to hold back curtains, but i like the out-of-box use for it.


my outfit tip:

my outfit for the oriental spa:

t-shirt: phillip lim 3.1
trousers: phillip lim 3.1
sneakers: veja
tassel: from the market in marrakech

location: spa royal mansour marrakech, morocco
photographer: lady venom / marion vicenta payr