How to Recreate the Essence of a Turkish Bath At Home

How to Recreate the Essence of a Turkish Bath At Home

What is a Hammam?

Hammam is a purifying and refreshing ceremony inspired by the genuine ancient ritual practiced in Byzantine times. Meaning "spreader of warmth," Hammam provides total purification and healing to the body using steam or hot water to relax, deep exfoliation to purify skin and remove toxins, massage treatment to increase blood flow, and cold water to encourage hydrotherapy.

"Hammam is not just a cleansing ritual,
but a transformative experience that provides
an inexplicable feeling of sensation – a complete
energization of mind, body, and soul."

Benefits

Emotional Detox and Healing: Relax the mind, reduce stress and promote mental clarity. You'll have more energy and feel balanced with your inner and outer self.

Physical Detox and Healing: Increase blood circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, metabolism, and enhance the immune system. Reduce muscle tension, aches, and pain

Skin Revitalizing: Take away dead skin from your body, unclog pores while eliminating toxins, and improve texture, tone, and hydration of the skin
You will feel refreshed, revitalized, healthy, and beautiful. All 100% naturally. No need for expensive chemical peels, machines, etc. You will have the best night's sleep of your life after having had a Hammam spa. This is how we were meant to relax and recharge our mind, body, and soul.

 

What Do You Need?

Kessa
(Traditional exfoliating glove used in Turkish)
Hammam Soap
(100% pure olive oil soap)
Peshtemal
(Archaic form of bath towels, handmade by
local artisans using high-quality Turkish cotton)
Turkish Foam Bag
(Use a regular sponge or bubble maker for the bathtub)
Bathrobe, Towels, and Headtowel
(Pestemals work best for Turkish baths,
but for the sake of being cushy and comfy,
you can use bathrobe or regular bath towels.)
Bath Tub Bench
(Teak Shower Bench)
Herbal Tea, Plenty of Water, Ottoman Sherbet
(A natural homemade drink made with fruits and spices)
Turkish Snacks
(Baklava, Turkish Delight, "Pestil,"
Pistachio, Dry Fruits, Lahmacun, Sarma)

Bonus: You can also have a clay treatment for your face and body after you finish exfoliation.

 

Preparation


Make ready your rest room. Cool down the temperature. Set the mood. Dim the lights, turn on soft music.

Go to your bathroom. Turn up the heat and run a hot shower for several minutes. Be sure the bathroom is hot and steamy enough.

Put half of your snacks, beverages, and water in your restroom, the other half in the bathroom.

 

The Experience

Immerse yourself in the steam on and wash yourself and your kessa with pure hot water for 15 minutes to soften your skin. Try to relax and calm your mind.

Squeeze your Kessa and start scrubbing your body, slowly applying medium pressure with back and forth movements. You'll start seeing your skin flecks falling off.

After exfoliating your whole body, take a warm shower and rinse off all the dead skin cells.

Soap Massage yourself with rich foams of your olive oil soap, clean all your body, and wash your hair.

Drink enough water during the experience. Hydrate your body, losing body fluids sweating. You can also eat from some of your snacks, drink beverages.

Rinse off with cold water.

Massage yourself with rose or lavender body oil.

After you finish, wrap your peshtemal and towels.

Go to the resting room. Lay down and let your body reach its normal heat.

 

* Don't forget to drink your tea and water, eat your snacks and enjoy the relaxation!

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