Celebration of Happiness (30) – steaming and scrubbing in a hammam(Turkey)

Steaming and Scrubbing in a Hammam

"Allow yourself To Luxuriate!"


We spend all our life saving for our future and end up not enjoying our lives at all. Little pleasures are something we all deserve and should indulge in to keep us going through life.


Turkish hammams are an integral part of the culture of Turkey. Inspired by roman traditions, Turkish hammams are similar to sauna, but with a traditional touch. People visit hammams once a week to clean up and for relaxation. With a long routine starting from sitting in a hot room to cleaning up and ending with a massage and a cold bath, the Turkish baths are a very popular and relaxing ritual in Turkey.

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The ancient times had the tradition of public baths wherein people would come to clean up themselves and relax as well. With time the concept of private baths has evolved but the Turkish hammams are still one of the most visited public places in Turkey. Starting with heating up in hot dry air, followed by cleaning and massage by a professional and ending up with a cold shower to relax and cool down, the Turkish baths are a luxurious indulgence that can rejuvenate you completely.


Ready, Set, Pamper!

Indulging in a luxurious spa or a massage every once in a while is a great way to lift your spirits and to relax and rejuvenate after a long hectic season of work. So get ready, pamper yourself and take your friends and relatives along too to stay happy and lively.

This blog is inspired by: Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World (Lonely Planet)

Piyuesh Modi

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