A pair of wooden clogs or shoes is handed to the person in order to keep one’s feet off the wet floor before entering any of the room. After wearing the wooden clogs, one enters in the first room, which is known as the Warm Room, to start the Turkish Bath process. The room is heated with dry hot air to make one perspire heavily. One can stay in the room as long as they want to in order to perspire completely.
After perspiring in the warm room, the bather is moved into the second room, which is known as Hot Room. Female bathers cover their body with a large towel, which is known as ‘pestemal’. It is their choice to remove the ‘pestemal’ once entering into a room.
After perspiring further in the hot room, the bather is moved into the next room to have a cool water bath. This bath will cool down the body, and will remove all the perspiration or sweating from the skin.
After refreshing through the cool water bath, the bather is moved into the next room, which is slightly heated, where they enjoy a full body massage. Traditionally, these massages were strong and forceful, and were not for those with delicate body.
Relax in the Cool Room:
After having massage, the bathers can relax in the cooling room, where they can socialise with others. The Cool Room is designed for bathers to relax, as their body temperatures take time while returning to normal.