In these baths, the heat comes from the hot water circulating between the pipes and radiators in the walls of the rooms, which is extremely beneficial for relaxation.
Turkish bath, also called Turkish bath (hamam in Arabic), has been practiced since ancient times. This bathroomis characterized by 99% humidity. It is a moist heatthat is not homogeneous in temperature, but rises in the room
So it's between 20 and 25 degrees on the ground , around 40 degrees at one and a half meters, and 50 degrees at head height .
Benefits of Turkish bath
It increases the oxygen exchange capacity in the lungs and bronchial system .
Turkish bath is less stressful for the body than a sauna.
For people suffering from stress and anxiety… Turkish bath relaxes the nervous system.
It smoothes and softens the skin , so it is very beneficial for young people with acne. It also expands the pores and causes excessive sweating. It removes toxins and foreign substances that stimulate blood circulation.
Turkish bath moisturizes the respiratory tract and therefore helps in cases of cold, cough, bronchitis, sinusitis…
It helps to delay skin aging as it allows the tissues to be more oxygenated and revitalized .
It facilitates the secretion of vaginal discharge and helps to clean the genitals. In addition, heat helps relieve painful menstrual bleeding.
One of the things to be aware of in the Turkish bath is that by exposing the body to these high temperatures, you double your heart rate.
For this reason, this bath is not recommended for the elderly, pregnant women or people with health problems such as hypertension or heart disease .
In addition, those with dermatitis or vasodilation problems should not enter the bath .
It should also be avoided by people with severe bronchial disease , epilepsy, anorexia or renal colic.
How to behave before a Turkish bath
If we are going to go to the bath after doing sports, we should rest 15 to 30 minutes before the body temperature drops . In this way, we will prevent a heat stroke in the body.
It is best to take a shower in warm water for a while to adjust your body temperature before entering the bath . It is not recommended to enter with a hungry but very full stomach .
If you've just eaten, you'd better rest for an hour before entering. Remember to drink fluids as you will expose your body to moderate dehydration.
What should you do during the Turkish bath?
If you are going to enter one of these baths, it is best to start with the lowest seats so that the body adapts to the heat. Do not drink any liquids during the session as there will be no detoxification of the body .
Lie down or sit with your feet on the couch to keep your whole body at the same temperature. It's normal for the body to need some heat recovery after 8-12 minutes , so it's best to go outside for a while.
Very regular people can stay for up to 15 minutes and for first timers it should not exceed 10 minutes . Before leaving the bath, sit on the bench with your feet in the air and stand up slowly so that the circulation adapts to the upright position.
Things to remember after
When leaving the bathroom, it is recommended to stay outside to cool the airways , but don't overdo it so you don't get cold.
Next, take a shower with cold water, moving the water jet from the extremities to the center of the body. After the Turkish bath is over, you should drink water or an isotonic beverage to restore the mineral salts lost through excessive sweating.
It is not recommended to do more than two sessions a week in the Turkish bath.