The Turkish Bath

It is not simply a steam bath, but it is always an occasion to meet and socialize, as it used to be in early Eastern tradition.Its origins are, indeed, very ancient. In fact, we find traces of this ritual tradition among Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. According to veterans of the ancient civilization, the steam helps the body to find new forces, tonifying the spirit. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Arabs continue this tradition with the baths called “hammam” (“warm”). These baths, similar to those of the Romans, were instead smaller and with a reduced number of stations.
The heat of the steam bath is a natural form of treatment that affects metabolism, hormones and blood circulation. It is a natural cure for the body and its wellness and it gives satisfying results in a short time.



How does it work
The steam bath is a treatment that takes place in a closed environment where the relative humidity is very high (90 to 100%). The temperature varies from 40 to 60° degrees and increases from bottom to top.
Sweating is less intense than in a very hot and dry room, as the sauna, but since the time of the stay is prolonged, the end result often is that the amount of transpired sweat is bigger.







– It improves the blood and lymphatic circulation: the first effect of heat is, in fact, the dilation of blood vessels;
– It promotes a deep skin cleaning. In fact, when the amount of steam in an environment is higher than the amount of water present in the epidermis, it causes the formation of a layer of humidity above the skin that brings heat to the body. The heat causes the opening of the pores and the following increased sweating. The skin thus appears more bright, elastic and soft, because the intense sweating eliminates many toxins and stimulates cell renewal and perspiration.
– It also has a toning and relaxing effect: it helps the nervous system to fight stress and daily tension.


Tips for the proper use of the Turkish Bath
· Before entering the Turkish bath take a warm shower and dry the body well, in order to facilitate the perspiration.
· Enter the Turkish bath and choose a relaxing and comfortable position. The temperature becomes hotter from bottom to top.
· We advise a stay of about 15 or 20 minutes in the Turkish bath, but be careful, if your temples throb, go out immediately. The heat resistance can vary from person to person, so it is important to listen to the signals of your body.
· Go out and take a cold shower to bring the body temperature to normal levels.
· You can repeat the cycle of heating/cooling two or three times, always paying attention to the same tricks.
· To end the treatment, take a last shower.
· When finished, dry yourself calmly in order to accustom your body to the room temperature.
· Sit and relax for at least 10 minutes wrapped in a cloth or a towel.
· Remember to restore the fluids lost through sweating with a hot tea, water or fruit juice, avoiding alcoholic beverages.