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.
On entering the baths you will be able to leave your valuables and clothing in a locker. You will then be given a “peshtemal” traditional Turkish towel, slippers, and later a towel for drying-off. You can then go through into the Hamam to relax in the warm, 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 Tas pans. The Hamam Session is valid for up to 2 hours.
The authentic luxurious treatment is done lying on a heated stone table. 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 to prepare the skin for exfoliation with the traditional Kese mitt. The exfoliation will help renew the skin and leave it feeling silky and smooth.
p class="big">The body is then rinsed again. Your therapist then uses a conditioning 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 relaxing and energising 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 lies under the Vichy shower.
You are encouraged to stay and enjoy the cold plunge, the warm soak or hot spa or pour water over yourself from the cold fountain (traditional). Put on a thick bath robe and enjoy a hot tonic with a few dates in the recovery lounge area.