Hammam is a Turkish name for the spa. Turkish massage is not just the massage itself, but it also includes procedures such as Turkish bath.
About the massage
Men wear just a towel around their waist, women are in a swimsuit. The first 20 minutes is the stay in the steam room. Under the influence of heat and steam the pores open, which is the introduction for cleaning the skin. Then the masseur with a sponge removes skin impurities and dead skin cells. Then, he performs proper massage. One should be warned that this is not the most gentle form of massage. During the massage liquid soaps are used based on aromatic oils. This allows the hands to slip, allowing for a deeper and more intense massage. The procedure takes about one and a half to two hours. After the massage, there is a time for a cold shower, and in a cooler room one can relax while sipping mint tea.
Argan oil is used for the massage, which contains two times more vitamin E than olive oil, and is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols.
Benefits of turkish massage
As with dry sauna, Turkish bath is improving blood circulation, skin is cleansed of toxins. Hammam is also good for people with respiratory problems or allergies. The use of alternating cold and warm environment has a positive effect on the immune system. Thanks to the used oils, the skin gains vitamins and hydration.