The Turkish Bath Culture
For centuries Turkish hammam continues to exist as one of the major components of the Ottoman and Turkish hammam culture with its pestemal, rubber, large and bright dome and unique architectural beauty. Hammam that was built with the purpose of the water use for health is not only a cleaning place for Turks. Turkish hammam is also health and entertainment center where people having social activities.
Turkish hammam is the home of the tradition of physical and spiritual purification. The body and skin is cleaned and they are purified from toxins, the blood circulation increases, immune system is stimulated so that the physical and mental system is supported with Turkish bath. With these features, Turkish hammam is also center of attraction for the people from other countries who visited Turkey.
History of hammam and architecture of the Turkish Hammam is the special branche of science and art to be examined as meticulously. The Haseki Hurrem Turkish Hammam, The Tiled Turkish Bath, The Cemberlitas Istanbul Hammam, The Cagaloglu Turkish Hammam, The Kilic Ali Pasha Istanbul Hammam, The Galatasaray Istanbul Hammam, Grand Hammam and The Suleymaniye Hammam -which have been restored in accordance with the original buildings-, are the most beautiful examples of the construction of large domed Turkish hammam. At the same time these are the Best Istanbul Hammams.
There are number of accessories that specific to the Istanbul Turkish bath and are still used in. The bath gloves that made of palm root and the Turkish work of pestemals are the most indispensables of them. Also the pumice stone which, used to rub the feet is always available in the hammam package. Inlaid copper, silver or brass bath bowl is one of the most beautiful examples of handwork.
What are the effects of The Turkish Hammam to the health?
Turkish bath is the place that should be used for health;
Turkish hammam is the home of the tradition of physical and spiritual purification. The body and skin are cleaned and they are purified from toxins, the blood circulation increases, immune system is stimulated so that the physical and mental system is supported with hammam. There are two types of Turkish baths in terms of the water used in. These are Turkish baths that working with artificial heating water and the spas that working with natural hot water. The healing hot spring water contains sulfur and salt. That's why thermal spas are used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, skin diseases and nervous breakdown.