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The HAMAM

In days gone by all the towns and villages in Turkey had a bathhouse where the local people gathered regularly to relax and exchange gossip. The baths were segregated and were open at a set time for men and women, nowadays however most baths are mixed. We have just built Australia's second Hamam, the other one is in Sydney.

This authentic luxurious treatment is performed in our new Hamam lying on the heated (40 degree) stone table, in a modern steamy, humid environment. Its purpose is to cleanse, relax and purify the body and skin. Starting off, the body's temperature is increased with a warm body soak using traditional copper Tas pans to detoxify the body and prepare the skin for exfoliation with the traditional Kessa mitt. The exfoliation will help renew the skin and leave it feeling silky and smooth. The body is then rinsed again. Your therapist then uses a conditioning olive based soap rubbed into a Torba and when combined with air, creates a cloud of frothy bubbles to wrap the body in. Once the body is lathered the therapist massages the soap bubbles into the skin. 

The massage is quite rough, especially for the men, and really cleanses the new skin layers as well as providing some degree of stretching and kneading of those tired muscles. To complete the treatment, the client is rinsed off under the Vichy shower on the ‘thinking’ rock. That ends the treatment but the client is encouraged to stay and enjoy the cold plunge, the warm soak or hot bath or pour water over themselves from the cold fountain (traditional).

We have broken the Hamam treatment into three parts so that you can buy a Hamam Session and just chillout without adding the scrub and massage:

Hamam Session - $25

On entering the baths you will be able to leave your valuables and clothing in a locker. You will then be given a “pesternal” or thin wrap-around sarong, (which can be worn over your swimwear if you wish), as well as a pair of  thongs to wear on your feet and later a towel for drying off- plus a bottle of water. You can then go through into the Hamam to relax in the steamy atmosphere. Around the Hamam you will find a 'cold plunge', a 'warm bath' and a 'hot spa' as well as a cold water fountain to  dowse yourself using the traditional metal dish provided. The Hamam Session is valid for 2 hours.

Hamam Scrub - Add  $25

At the heart of the Hamam is a heated massage table. Here you will receive your first massage; a brisk rub-down with a loofah or Turkish mitt to exfoliate dead skin.

Soap Bubble Massage - Add  $30

You will then be covered  from head to toe with rich soap bubbles which are massaged into each part of your body, untying all those knots…an experience not to be missed! Finally take a Vichy shower and enrobe yourself in thick towels ready for a drink perhaps and some more relaxation time.

OR buy the 

Full Hamam Treatment - $80