Hammam Body Wash, Scrub and Massage
An old-world tradition is Turkish body wash and scrub. Around the edge of the hammam area there is a heated platform where you’ll be asked to sit or lie for about 20 minutes while you work up a sweat.
When your therapist reappears, you should be feeling relaxed and with open pores, ready for a full body exfoliation. Armed with a coarse mitt, your therapist will then knead and slough your skin, helping you shed a layer of dirt and debris. A douse of cold water will follow as an invigorating rinse.
After your kneading session, you’ll experience a generous serving of soap suds, courtesy of some olive oil soap and an loofah. The loofah is swished around in warm water before having air blown into it, which then forces the soapy air thorough fine holes and onto your torso. When you start to get lost under the lather, it’s time for another quick rinse, followed by a hair and body wash, then it’s off to a cooler room or relaxation area where you’ll be left to unwind and admire your sparkling skin.