Hammam or the steam room was first used in the Roman period and was later taken by the Turks, as they responded best to purification requirements. Unlike the sauna, the humidity level of the hammam is 100%. In addition, it is often accompanied by an icy bathroom. The hammam temperature can reach up to 50 °C.
Often recommended by doctors, the hammam makes it possible to open your skin pores as well as to eliminate bacteria and toxins. Moreover, it releases sinusitis and nose pathways, relieves muscular pain and alleviates the respiratory tract. Naturally, the hammam does not cure the flu, but it affects the calming of its symptoms. Persons suffering from hypertension should be cautious, they must consult with their doctor before going to a Turkish bath.