The Temazcal was used in Ancient Mesoamerica usually as part of a curative ceremony to purify the body after battle or ceremonial game. They thought it to cleanse the mind, body, and spirit. In addition it was also used for healing the sick, improving health, and for women to give birth.
The Temazcal is usually a permanent circular dome constructed from volcanic rock and cement. To produce the heat volcanic stones are heated and placed in a pit located in the center. Volcanic rocks are safe to use because they do not explode from the temperature. Natural herbs and oils can be added for aromatherapy.
Use of the Temazcal is a powerful connection to Mother Nature and the land. It can be very beneficial to eliminating mental and physical toxins. Generating high heat and high humidity, it increases circulation to the skin, leaving you glowing and healthy. The induced sweating opens your pores and removes impurities from the body, cleansing the skin and sweat glands. It also has a positive effect on upper respiratory problems because it activates your immune system debugging the airways. Other benefits include calming the nervous system, relieving stress, reducing muscle tension, and stiffness in the joints. One of its greatest mental insights is assistance to overcome difficlut moments in your life including mourning, seperations, addictions, healing of the soul, or in the search for the meaning of your life.
Though it is not a medical procedure it is a good idea to be cautious because of the intensity of the treatment. People with heart problems, chronic venous problems, varicose veins, cerebral circulation problems, low blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, inflammatory diseases, epilepsy, pregnant women, or any similar conditions should consult with their doctor before using the Temazcal service.