Hamam: a place for cleansing, purification & body treatments.
Although the ancient tradition of Hamam originates from Ancient Roman practices it gained notoriety, particularly during the time of the great Ottoman Empire from the 14th century till the early 20th century. Hamam was reinvented as the Middle Eastern variant of the public steam baths and have played an important role in the culture of many Middle Eastern Civilisations.
One of the main reason why Hamams became an integral part of Ottoman culture, was religion. According to the Muslim faith, washing and pureness is not only an important, but essential part of Islam. Hamam’s symbolise the culture of spiritual and physical purification propagated by the Ancient Turks.
Hamam was seen as not only an ordinary bath, but also known as a centre for healing, social & cultural activities. Today, due to the increase of travel and the effects of modern life stress, Hamam is swiftly becoming a popular relaxation and healing remedy for many people all over the world.
The benefits of Hamam have been known for thousands of years. Today, Hamam’s are considered an area for purifying and detoxifying the skin and body, increasing circulation, stimulating the immune system and encouraging complete physical and mental well-being.
Hamams are relaxing and stress releiving. Those with muscle aches or arthritis may find that the heat relaxes
muscles and relieves pain and inflammation. Asthma and allergy sufferers find that the heat dilates air passageways of the lung and facilitates breathing. Heat does not cure the common cold but may help to alleviate congestion and speed recovery time.
Hamams are worthwhile for your skin as the blood flow to the skin increases and sweating occurs. A good sweat removes dirt, dead skin and grime from pores and gives the skin a healthy glow.
Hammam is good for:
– weight loss from eradication of toxins
– relieving and easing stress
– relieving muscle tensions and stiff joints
– boosting the immune system
– lymph detoxification and enhances total lymph system cleaning
– stimulating circulation
– increasing body metabolism
– alleviating sinus congestion due to colds, asthma, or allergies
– keeping skin fresh
– effectively washes toxins from the surface of the skin as you sweat
– improves vascular flow, enhancing oxygen, nutrient, and lymph exchange at the cellular level.
Founder of Prity Turkish Hamam in Bradford, Prity Farooq has received extensive, certifed Hamam training in Antalya, Turkey to learn the true, authentic & unique concepts of traditional Hamam. Prity’s research into Hamam over the past year, from the announcement of opening Bradfords first Turkish Hamam, has led her on an amazing journey in order to create the perfect Hamam experience for her clients.
All treatments at Prity Turkish Hamam including the Hamam room itself, provide a setting for authentic Turkish Hamam. From the use of Turkish Kese ex foliation gloves to the traditional Torba (foam pouch) for foam bath, each detail is remniscient of traditonal Hamam from the Ottoman times.
Visit Prity’s Turkish Hamam for your authentic Hamam experience today.
For more information call 01274 307040 or browse through the packages below.
Experience sheer bliss with our total relaxation package, which includes full Turkish Hamam Treatment as above, complete with Turkish Tea refreshments! This is followed by a full body massage using herbal Prity Turkish Spa products.
Please note all treatments are stricly LADIES ONLY and BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Towels, disposable garments & lockers for personal belonging are provided. A 50% deposit is required for all bookings and can be taken over the phone.
We hope you enjoy your Prity’s Turkish Hamam experience.
Disposables & towels are provided.
For good health, shower before and after each use.
Cool down for 5-10 minutes after each use, especially before entering the shower.
Persons with medical conditions should consult a physician before using any Sauna or Steam Room.
The following individuals should not use the sauna and/or steam room; those with heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, circulatory or respiratory problems, seizures, epilepsy, pregnant women, those who are using prescribed or illegal drugs or under the influence of alcohol. Must be 18 years of age to use the sauna and steam room.
Allow 1 hour before/after exercising to use the steam room or having hamam treatment.
Allow 1 hour before/after eating a meal to avoid cramps and remember to not use these facilities on an empty stomach.
Please be careful when walking on the hamam floor due to wet surfaces.
Drink plenty of water before and after use. Steam Room and Sauna may cause dehydration.
Users of steam room should not extend use more than 10 minutes in one sitting.
Prity's exclusive, high-end beauty treatments use all of her own recipes and her new line of exclusive products which she has recently developed using natural Ayurvedic techniques.
With anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties, these soothing botanical formulas helps increase water content in the skin and enhances skin cell renewal in order to give it a fuller and healthier look.