Historically, the Hamam gained much more importance than just the simple concept of a place where one could take a relaxing bath to cleanse. It was a combination of rites and rituals closely related to everyday life in which the elements of nature were redeemed to purify body and soul. In the old days, Hamam baths were often described as "silent healers". Hippocrates, as known, said that frequent exposure to hot and humid conditions of the Hamam bath offered the best possible protection for our general health. He believed that the "artificial fever" created under these conditions promoted faster blood circulation, produced more antibodies and strengthened the immune system.
In recent years, the numerous benefits of the Hamam bath are now widely recognised and well-established. Hyperthermia or overheating enhances detoxification while hot steam increases body temperature and speeds up metabolism and blood flow. The thermal contrast resulting from the use of cold water combined with hot steam is extremely refreshing and enhances cardiovascular function. In turn, increased metabolism and enhanced blood flow stimulates the muscles, making them release the stored toxins.