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Turkish bath

The Turkish baths – also called hammam – is the Middle Eastern variant of a steam bath and it is also diffused in some wellness hotels in South Tyrol.

The Turkish bath can be categorized as a very wet relative of the classic sauna.

Who is taking a Turkish bath first relaxes in the warm room that is heated by a continuous flow of hot, dry air allowing the bather to perspire freely.

Bathers then move to an even hotter room (known as the hot room) and stay there lying on a hot marble stone for about 20 minutes, before splashing themselves with cold water. After the full body wash, bathers receive a massage made by a "tellak", which helps further to soap and scrubbing the bodies of their clients.

Thereafter, the guests cool down and relax in a colder room, drinking tea or smoking a water pipe.

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