One of the quintessential activities you should partake in, while you are in Turkey, is a Turkish Bath. It should be taken at the start of your holiday while you are still shedding dead skin cells. The Turkish Bath will help you to speed up the exfoliation leaving the new skin to form and ready to be tanned. This will give you a deeper tan and last that much longer, at least until the next natural exfoliation begins. If that isn’t reason enough to pop along to the Turkish Bath here’s another.
One of the most relaxing experiences you can gift to yourself is the experience of the hot marble slab and the foam massage that cleans your scrubbed skin. Invigorating and relaxing are not often words you find together, but they are the only way to describe the Turkish Bath experience. There are three Turkish things you should experience, Turkish Coffee, Turkish Delight and most of all Turkish Bath.
In 2022, price of Kusadasi Turkish Bath is 10 € for adults, 5 € for children between age 7 and 11, free for children under 6 years old.
Everyday, all year round, anytime in the day.
First off is your transfer from your hotel to the Hamam. This is usually by private car but on occasions by air conditioned minibus.
You will be greeted by friendly reception staff, you will be given a towel robe and shown to the locker rooms to change and leave your valuables. It is recommended that you wear your swimsuit for modesty beneath your towel. When you have changed you are directed to the sauna or hot room.
You pass about 15 minutes of time in the heat, opening your pores and releasing toxins in preparation for the scrub and foam massages.
After 15 minutes you are led to the Hamam itself. The Hamam is a heated marble room with a domed roof and central belly stone, on which your treatment will take place. Surrounding the belly stone are several marble seats where you can wait and watch the procedure until it is your time. There will be several basins and taps around the room. Should you feel too hot you can use the small bowls and cool yourself off while you wait.
When it is your time you are led to the marble belly stone and your exfoliation begins. A fresh scrub mitt will be used for each individual. This is done from head to toe and once the dead skin is rinsed away, you are ready for the foam massage.
With what looks like a large pillowcase, your masseuse will use Hamam soap and make the foam that is then floated onto your body, and massaged gently into your skin. When this process is complete the foam will be rinsed away and you will return to your locker. Your Turkish Bath will be complete and you may return to your hotel.
If you have opted for the aromatic oil massage, you will be led to a waiting area for your body to rest before being taken to the massage room for a 30 minute oil massage. This is well worth the extra that you pay for it. The oils smell beautiful and are of so much benefit to the skin and after this you are then transferred back to your hotel.
Cost of Kusadasi Turkish Bath is 10 € for adults, 5 € for children between age 7 and 11, free for children under 6 years old in 2022.
Any day of the week and at most times of the day (Duration is around 2 hours). You say when!
Your transfer to and from your hotel.
Sauna, Scrub and foam massage.
Lockers and towel.
Other massages (ask at reception on arrival) including aromatic oil massage (duration 30 minutes).
Personal expenditure at the Hamam.
Your masseuse may remove your shoulder straps or back straps (if you are wearing a bikini) but does not totally remove any item of clothing that you wear. Furthermore your towel is used for modesty also, there should be no revealing or embarrassing moments.
A Turkish bath is not recommended for very young children and the oil massage is not recommended for 12 years and under. This is because the bone structure and muscle tissue are still very tender at that age. If there are young children in your party they will be able to experience some of the stages of the turkish bath and may accompany you at all times.
It is not recommended for pregnant women and/or anyone with respiratory issues.
It is usual to wear your swimsuit as a gesture of modesty and in consideration to others, beneath your towel.
If you have sensitive skin and need to use a specific soap, do tell your masseuse and they will be happy to use the one that you have brought along with you.
The optional extra massages are often inexpensive and a worthwhile closure to your Turkish Bath experience.
Your Swimsuit and towel along with a comb or brush for your hair. Appropriate footwear for walking in the Hamam. Some money for optional extras like drinks or add on massages and treatments.