What is Temazcal?
In the Nahuatl language, "Temaz" means bath, and calli means house, thus "bathhouse". The temazcal bath is an ancient ceremonial ritual performed by the Aztecs, even up to the present. The temazcal bathhouse is a round structure, similar to the womb of mother earth, where a purifying, therapeutic steam bath is taken. In this homecoming to the origin of life we discover our inner selves and receive blessings from the four elements: water, fire, air, and earth. Volcanic rocks inside the temazcal are heated until red hot, and healing herb tea is then poured over them, creating steam. Through meditation, prayer, chants, and musical instruments, body toxins are eliminated and the body begins to release stress, tension, and emotional blocks. It is an unforgettable experience, one that comforts the soul.