One of the most exciting parts about traveling the world is experiencing the different traditions and customs present within different cultures. In Turkey, hammams are centuries-old baths, similar to that of a sauna or steam bath. Though advances in modern plumbing have made hammams less relevant, they are still used as a way to detox, unwind, and cleanse due to the plethora of health and wellness benefits that they bring. For example, hammams are believed to reduce stress, nourish and hydrate the skin, soothe muscle pain, and activate blood circulation.
If you don’t have the privilege of visiting Turkey and experiencing a real Turkish hammam, there are ways that you can replicate the experience in the comfort of your own home. Invaluable created this neat step by step visual that breaks down the essence of the experience, and walks you through creating it, starting with setting the mood lighting and finishing in a meditative state. Next time you need a little me time, give it a go!