The turkish bath is the Middle Eastern variant of a steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet relative of the sauna. The Turkish baths have played an important role in the culture of the Middle East, serving as a place of social gathering, ritual cleansing and as architectural structures. The process involved in taking a Turkish bath first relaxes in a room (known as the warm room) that is heated by a continuous flow of hot, dry air, allowing the bather to perspire freely.
Duration: 1 – 2 hours
Included: Hamam, body scrub and soap massage
Not included: Drinks, oil massage
Restrictions: Not advised for asthma.
Did you know?
- In the Ottoman Empire the Hamam had an important role for the mother as a place where she could chose a girl for their son?
- You should go to Hamam before sunbathing, Your new skin will get a tin faster?