Taking a Turkish Bath in Style at Six Senses

If you are going to have one make sure you get the best.  I am talking about a Turkish bath in Turkey.

Having tried several, I can now state that quite the best experience was found at the Six Senses Spa at the Kempinski Hotel at Barbaros Bay just outside Bodrum in Turkey.  There I was wonderfully looked after by Mustafa Sagun who is a true master of this traditional art form

A Turkish bath or hamam is the Turkish variant of a steam bath or sauna, distinguished by a focus on soap and water, as distinct from ambient steam.

The Turkish bath as a method of cleansing and relaxation became popular during the Victorian era. The process involved is similar to that of a sauna, but is more closely related to ancient Greek and ancient Roman bathing practices.

A person taking a Turkish bath first relaxes in a warm room heated by a continuous flow of hot, dry air allowing the bather to perspire freely then he moves to another room were he is scrubbed and soaped up in a technique that is half massage half deep cleansing.

The end result is yo leave squeaky clean and your skin feels wonderful.