The temazcal house where you sweat, temaz, sweat, and calli, house is a steam bath used in traditional medicine and the everyday life of the people of central Mexico.
These baths have been used by diverse indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica and North America with medicinal purposes of detoxification by sweating by herbal infusions.
In the sixteenth century, Alonso de Molina defined it, in his Spanish and Mexican vocabulary, as a stove, where they bathe and sweat
The temazcal, like other means of traditional Mesoamerican medicine, acts on the different planes of manifestation of disequilibrium disease, attending to the physical, emotional and symbolic spiritual altered; That is, the person as a whole as part of a broad reality formed by the natural, social and cultural (beliefs, traditions, norms, organization).
Health equals balance, not only in people but in the broad reality to which they belong. The temazcal, according to the traditional doctors themselves, helps restore that balance.
This steam bath has its origins before the arrival of the Spaniards and its purpose is the physical and symbolic cleaning after the women gave birth as many pre-Hispanic cultures believed that reproduction was related to the impure and the sinful.
It is a small clay structure resembling an igloo, varying the shape and size; most of the remains related to the temazcal have been located within ceremonial centers. Its construction was similar to that of the palaces and temples
The different places of temazcal have the same meaning, although the way to revive the ethnic is generating a new class of foreign consumers made by the tourist market. To make an approximation of the classic temazcal, it is necessary to look for in the communities and in the culture.
Detoxifying herbs and herbs are used as relaxants so that when the body begins to sweat it feels in harmony, herbs such as rosemary, basil, rue and flowers. The effect time it last approximately 45 minutes