HAMAM'S HISTORY

The Turkish bath (Hamam) is the Middle Eastern variant of the steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet versıon of a sauna. They have played an important role in cultures of the Middle-East, serving as places of social gathering, ritual cleansing, and as architectural structures, institutions, and (later) elements with special customs attached to them. Europeans learned about the Hamam from contact with the Ottomans, hence the “turkish” part of the name.

The Turkish bath (Hamam) is the Middle Eastern variant of the steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet versıon of a sauna. They have played an important role in cultures of the Middle-East, serving as places of social gathering, ritual cleansing, and as architectural structures, institutions, and (later) elements with special customs attached to them. Europeans learned about the Hamam from contact with the Ottomans, hence the “turkish” part of the name.

At the wall in the Turkish Bath you can find basin with warm and cold water. This can be used by yourself or you can wait for the masseur who will clean and wash your body. In most of the times (for some more money) you can also get a massage or peeling if you like.

Beside the cleaning and sweating the hamam is also known by a lot of bodycare. The men is using the very relaxed atmoshphere for shaving and the women for epilating there hole body. (the hair removal is a duty in the religion of Islam) Following the visit of the turkish bath you will rest and relax in a cool room. The Turkish bath (Hamam) is a advancement of the Greco-Roman bath which were used by the “byzantiner” people. Later the bath has been taken by the arabian people. The first hamams in the islam area were build in medieval times in Jordan.