For every person, going to the bathhouse is a complex process of procedures and rituals. Baths are valuable in many cultures. In the modern world, baths are more often used as a kind of beauty salon, where you can rejuvenate your skin. In addition, going to the bathhouse increases immunity, improves the cardiovascular system, removes bad substances from the body, and improves metabolism.
In this article, we will talk about various kinds of baths that exist in different cultures and about their features.
The Moroccan exterior features a beautiful mosaic design inspired by oriental cultures.
A distinctive feature of such a bath is a low temperature, reaching 40-55 °C. Humidity – 100%. Also, the air here is saturated with essential oils, which provide complete relaxation.
The peculiarity of the Moroccan bath is cosmetic procedures. After steaming the skin, various masks consisting of natural ingredients are applied to your skin. Sea, clay, ground coffee, black oil are used as such components.
Moroccan bath Dubai will give you a peaceful atmosphere where you can relax with your whole body and forget about all the hustle of everyday life.
The Russian bath is a distinctive feature of Slavic culture. It conveys the philosophy and traditions of the Slavic peoples.
A feature of such a bath is wet steam, which helps to open the pores and remove toxins. Moreover, in the bath, you can heal from some chronic diseases, get a boost of energy and invigorate.
Before entering the bath, a few drops of aromatic oils are often dripped onto the hot stones, which create a relaxing atmosphere. Before going to the steam room, women usually scrub the body and apply masks and wash them thoroughly before each new entry.
Another distinctive feature of the Russian bath is besoms made from branches of medicinal trees. The besom can be made of oak, birch, linden, nettle, juniper, and more. The day before taking the bath, they are usually soaked in cold water, and just before the bath, they are heated in the steam room, where their beneficial properties are revealed.
A besom made of different types of trees has its own advantages. A juniper besom is useful for back problems. An oak leaf besom is useful for skin problems. If you are suffering from a headache, then you should definitely choose a linden besom.
Experienced bathers steam at temperatures between 60 and 100 °C, while beginners choose temperatures between 40 and 70 °C.
To fully immerse yourself in the process, you should go into the steam room about 4-6 times and stay there for 20 minutes.
The Russian bath is contraindicated for people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, oncology, and dermatitis.
A distinctive feature of the Finnish sauna is dry hot air and minimal humidity. The optimum bath temperature is 90 °C. Unlike the Russian bath, it is not customary to use besoms, since under such conditions the beneficial properties of medicinal plants and trees simply evaporate.
It is also not customary to pour water on hot stones, as the humidity will increase and the sauna will turn into a bath. After visiting the sauna, it is customary to arrange swimming in a pool with water at room temperature.
Unlike the Russian bathhouse, where the stove is heated with wood, in Finland, the stove is heated with electricity.
The advantage of a dry sauna with low humidity is improved blood circulation, vasodilation, cleansing of the mucous membrane, and ventilation of the lungs.
Dry steam improves blood circulation, dilates blood vessels, cleanses mucous membranes, ventilates the lungs, destroys all pathogens, and reduces weight.
The Japanese bath has a different appearance. Inside the bath, there is a wooden barrel and a couch. The whole process takes place in a barrel and ends with a message on the couch.
The barrel is filled with warm water (45 °C). Inside there are seating and loungers. At the bottom of the barrel, there is a stove that constantly heats the water to the desired temperature. After visiting the barrel, you need to lie down in a box filled with sawdust from different types of trees. Sawdust, in turn, is impregnated with essential oils, to which sea salt and other useful components are also sometimes added.
Your body is completely immersed in the box up to your neck. There is also a stove underneath the box that heats the sawdust, allowing it to release nutrients that your skin can absorb. Typically, this procedure takes half an hour.
After taking such a bath, your immunity and metabolism improve, your bones have a positive effect, and your nervous system calms down.
Turkish Bath (Hammam)
A distinctive feature of the Turkish bath is that it has a fairly low temperature (50 °C) and humidity reaching 100%. You will not find hot stones here, as the whole room is completely warmed up. Such a bath is perfect for people who cannot stand high temperatures.
First, you need to warm up your body, after which you go for an oil massage. A massage performed with woolen gloves improves blood circulation, the flexibility of your joints and rejuvenates your skin.
Olive, peach, and argan oils are most often used in the hammam, they are especially beneficial for the body. After this procedure, it is useful to make a body wrap. This process ends with a cooling shower, which helps to tighten the pores.