We have prepared a guide for those who want to experience a Turkish bath after visiting Topkapi Palace. The Turkish bath is a historical building built during the Ottoman period and is a traditional cleaning and relaxation ritual. We will tell you what you can do in a Turkish bath, what you should pay attention to and which baths you should prefer.
The first thing you should do before going to a Turkish bath is to choose a suitable bath for yourself. Hammams usually have separate sections for men and women, but some are mixed or cater for only one gender. In addition, the prices, quality, services and atmosphere of the hammams also vary. .
The Hamam at Tulipa Spa is one of the best in the city. It is located in a spacious and elegant room with marble floors, mosaic tiles, and soothing lighting. You will be welcomed by a friendly and professional staff who will guide you through the process. You will start by changing into a cotton wrap and slippers, and then enter the steam room to warm up your body and open your pores. Next, you will lie down on a heated marble slab, where a therapist will scrub your body with a special glove called a kese. This will remove all the dead skin cells and dirt from your body, leaving it smooth and soft.
After rinsing off, you will enjoy a foam massage with olive oil soap. The therapist will cover your body with bubbles and gently massage your muscles and joints. This will relax your body and mind, and make you feel pampered. Finally, you will be wrapped in a towel and taken to a resting area, where you can sip some herbal tea and enjoy some fresh fruits.
The Hamam at Tulipa Spa is a unique and luxurious experience that you should not miss. It is suitable for both men and women, and you can also book it as a couple or a group. The Hamam lasts for about an hour, but you can also combine it with other treatments such as facials, massages. The prices are reasonable and the quality is excellent.
The second thing you need to do when you go to the Turkish bath is to go to the changing room and leave your belongings. You will be given a locker key in the locker room. After putting your belongings in your locker, wrap your loincloth and put on your slippers. Then you can go to the temperature room.
The temperature room is the most important part of the bath. Here you will be lying on a marble platform and you will be exposed to hot air that will make you sweat. It is recommended to stay in the temperature room for about 15-20 minutes. During this time, the dirt and dead skin on your body will soften and your blood circulation will increase.
If you wish to have a foam scrub after the warmth room, you must inform the attendant assigned to you. The attendant will take you to a corner and rub your body with a loofah to remove dead skin. Then he/she will massage you with plenty of foam. This process will take about 10-15 minutes.
After the foam scrub, you can take a shower with cold water or go to the cold room. You can relax in the cold room, drink tea or fruit juice or take advantage of extra services.
Before leaving the Turkish bath, do not forget to go to the changing room and take your belongings. It will also be a good gesture to leave a tip for the attendant.
We have prepared this guide for those who want to experience the Turkish bath. We hope this guide will help you and you will enjoy the Turkish bath.