News

Think Turkey – Think Turkish Baths

Think Turkey – Think Turkish Baths

“Turkish Baths have long been considered one of the best ways to relax and unwind and there is no better place to experience the tranquility of this ancient bathing ritual than in Turkey itself!” writes Joan Scanlon, Head of Sales & Operations, Wings Abroad Holidays. THINK TURKEY-relaxation

 

“The Turkish Bath, also known as ‘hamam’, is about leaving yourself in the hands of your ‘tellak’ or ‘natir’ (male and female attendants) who will guide you through the various stages of this experience.

Wings Abroad Tellak

“The bath starts by entering into a warm relaxation room where you will find big basins of hot water, ‘kurna’. In the centre of this room you will also find a large central raised marble heated platform, which is perfect for lounging on and de-stressing.

“The hot section of a Turkish Bath is the most impressive part, as it is usually designed so that the rays of light filter into this area from a high central dome, illuminating the steam and creating an otherworldly feeling. Sheer bliss!

Wings Abroad Kurna

“Sit back and relax and your attendant will wash your body and this will be followed by a massage using a lacy foam-filled cloth for a sudsy massage.

“Following the washing and massage, your attendant will then scrub your body using a traditional cloth, a ‘kese’, a process that will leave your skin beautifully soft.

Wings Abroad Turkish Bath

“The final stage of a Turkish Bath is the cool down, where you can stay and relax with a glass of ‘sherbet’ (Ottoman-style juice or a cup of Turkish tea). The idea here is to spend a few minutes allowing your body to return to its regular temperature and wishing you had access to this wonderful experience every day!”

Wings Abroad Specialist Logo

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

CLIA announces exclusive Meyer Werft shipyard visit for agent members

Michael FloodJanuary 22, 2020

Doolin -“Top Ten Most Welcoming Places on Earth”

Michael FloodJanuary 22, 2020

Cassidy Travel Seeks Staff for New Travel Shop

Michael FloodJanuary 22, 2020

Celebrate Dublin Airport’s 80th Birthday With Turkish Airlines

Neil SteedmanJanuary 22, 2020

Dublin Airport Contributes €9.8bn to Irish Economy

Michael FloodJanuary 22, 2020

WestJet Adjusts Flight Schedule Through to 24 June

Neil SteedmanJanuary 22, 2020

ATTS Has Vacancy for a Sales Support Executive

Michael FloodJanuary 21, 2020

Dublin Airport Celebrates 80 years and 580 Million Passengers

Michael FloodJanuary 21, 2020

MSC Cruises Extends Fleet Expansion Plan Up to 2030

Neil SteedmanJanuary 21, 2020

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland