The Temazcal or Temascal is a prehispanic bath whose origin is lost in the beginning of time. Temazcal name consists of two words that come from Nahuatl: “items” (meaning toilet) and “calli” (meaning home).
Ancient ruins found temazcal in Mexico and Guatemala. The simplest are called bulls and are made from branches and blankets.
We can find small temascales designed to fit only one person and temazcalero (can be male or female) and others that fit several people. It all depends if they will share the ritual and the discharge of emotion or catharsis that sometimes occur. Its use in our day
Temazcal use has continued in many indigenous communities today. For years, especially in Mexico, sweat lodges can be found in most towns, cities and even in resorts that offer it as a spa. It is a genuine revival of the ceremonial ritual. There are those who seek a more medicinal or therapeutic effect and others will come looking for deeper changes.