TURKISH BATH AND ITS HISTORY
Heated by a special setup, Turkish Bath is a structure that used for wellbeing, washing and cleaning, including hot and cold water.
The role of having a proper bath on disease prevention and treatment is a well-known fact since the early times of history. The history of baths has its roots in the ancient Romans. Excavations in Pompeii which remained under ashes after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius, revealed the baths that Romans used. Apparently these baths were not only for cleaning, and also for enjoyment and leisure. Roman baths had been the center of sporting and cultural events as well as these activities. Turkish Bath is inspired by the Roman architecture in terms of character, but takes its original structure from the Islamic architecture. Turkish bath achieved to keep its importance for more than thousand years up to this day with its variety of purposes, technics and positive influence on human body.
THE BENEFITS OF BATHS IN TERMS OF HEALTH
Bathhouses, provided that not staying for a long time, are good sanitary facilities for cleansing the body with soap and hot water. Bath provides comfort by facilitating the blood circulation in the human body, reduces stress, relaxes muscle tension and resolves pain, which allows the skin to remain fresh & young and also increases the metabolic activity of the body.
Staying in the bath for too long or going hot to cold, cold to hot often can be harmful to the body. It is dangerous for people with health problems to take a bath with very hot water.
In conclusion, baths are social and cultural centers beyond the purpose of washing; they provide holistic therapies with physical and mental purification through massage therapy and body treatments which present a better health and physical beauty.