After the explosion of sound, sight and spice that will greet your senses as soon as you step off your jet in Istanbul there can be no better remedy then indulging in a sensual Turkish Hamam scrubbing. The bathhouses of Turkey are always a bewitching experience with their cool mosaic tiles, steam filled rooms and mighty lathering done by healing hands.
Leaving the Hamam you may feel as though you are skating on air with skin woven from the softest silk. The arousing capital is filled to the brim with historic Hamam’s, all boasting their own unique splendor and charm to tempt your calm away from the well-trodden streets.
In The Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam you can linger in steamy bliss in the exalted surroundings of the sultan’s queen. Lofty ceilings, heated marble and pristine pale white snow colors blend beautifully to create an environment that speaks to the depths of your soul. This is the place to embrace regal splendor with a touch of the exotic, far from the usual spa’s that boast beautiful treatments.
Your sojourn into a Turkish Hamam scrub starts with a few moments in the hot room so every muscle can unwind. Vaulted arcs, ornate basins and a raised marble platform of heated stone invite you to lie down, stretch like a cat and let the steam do the work.
Afterwards you can expect to be scrubbed and lathered to within an inch of your life by one of the traditional masseurs. A plunge in the cool room and perhaps a little cat nap on the well-appointed plump beds is the perfect final flourish to a truly heavenly experience.
The Turkish Hamam is such a traditional and unique part of Turkish life that it is begging to be experienced, the whole effort will leave you glowing inside out for days and give you a new perspective on the term cleanliness is next to godliness.
This is the dreamiest way to blend cultural infusion with a dose of divine pampering, both of which will leave you feeling primed and ready to face the world.