History of bath goes back to Romans. Excavations made in Pompeii that stayed under ashes when Vesuvius Volcano exploded, revealed baths used by Romans. It is understood that those baths are not only used for cleanness but also for pleasure and entertainment. As there were class distinctions between Romans, entrance doors of nobles and slaves and places they bathed were separated. There were also steam bath places, cold and warm water pools in Roman baths. Ottomans conquered Istanbul physically but Byzantine, who reflected rich cultural influence inherited from Romans, conquered Ottomans with their baths like many other things. In the most magnificent period of empire, there was always one bath only for women at certain days of the week with hot and cold baths, fountains, marble rooms with dome in each district of the city.
Religion was the main reason of significance of baths in Ottoman culture. According to Koran, being clean was not just an important part of religion; it was essential. These marble temples helped creation of a social life consisting of bathing, massage and conversations. Friendships and finding chance of marriages were also important factors as much as health and religion. Because these were the only places where Ottoman women, living behind closed doors, could become socialized. Even rich women used to visit baths in district at least once a week, although they had special house baths.
They used to go to baths in company of servants, together with towel, brush, henna, eye liner, a Cretan soup and pattens with mother-of-pearls. This ceremonial preparation arose from spending nearly the whole day in bath, instead of few hours. Turkish bath tradition, representative of cleanness, healing, entertainment and social sharing for thousand years, has been reinterpreted at Artemis Hamam. Bath according to today's understanding. This historical bath, which served sultans, is offering purifying power of water in a unique atmosphere covering both past and today for its visitors.
HAMAM - TRADITIONAL SCRUB AND FOAM MASSAGE
Spoil yourself and double your holiday pleasure! The relaxing exfoliation scrub helps you to get rid of the dead layer of skin, tan quicker and more evenly. Your skin will be left glowing with health and beautifully soft.
Enhance any massage with the powerful effects of pure, high-quality essential oils for the ultimate in stress reduction. Transport your senses into a world of total relaztion!
Return to state of calm! Reduces stress related muscular tension. Eliminates unpleasant sensations produced by stresssful situations and produces a relaxing effect leading to a state of well-being.
Get rid of your physical problems! Performed by licensed therapists to decrease pain and inflammation., release tight and sore muscles, calm the nervous system, and to increase the flexibility and range of motion.
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet. Your therapist will focus on "reflex" areas on the feet and hands taht correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.
A massage, as well as a unique experience, a total body massage performed by two persons and four hands, an indispensable experience for those who want to enjoy ayurveda and spoil themselves. It regulates your body's energy systemi energising the body, resting the spirit, supporting the internal balance, strengthening the immune system.
Mud Bath is a SPA treatment designed to slim and tone the body, hydrate or firm the skin, or relax and soothe the muscles.It is also thought to relieve tired and aching joints, ease inflammation, and help to flush out toxins.
It contains anti-aging effect and vital eelments for the skin at a high rate. It does not include chemical protective. It has a feeding, moisturizing and tightening effect.
Chocolate face mask nourishes and moisturizes your skin. By applying this mask, you will be using chocolate and heavy cream for a 15 minute facelift since it is filled with antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin. This face mask is an excellent moisturizer that leaves your skin soft and glowing.
A facila procedure involving a variety of skin treatments, including: steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels and massage.
Artemis Hamam and Spa, which was established in 2012, has been
serving as the only traditional hamam in the island.
It is located in Tigaki village around 10 km away from Kos center,
where is also known as the best beach and the sea of the island.
The building is constructed on a 2000 m2 land and contains 2 large and 1 private Hamams,
6 massage rooms, 2 locker rooms for ladies and gentlemen, 2 large saunas, 1 vitamin bar,
1 bathing textile shop and 1 nail studio.
It is employing around 20 qualified masseuses and masseurs and 2 professional nail artists from different nations, who are professionally licensed. All of the units are getting cleaned several times everyday with eco-friendly products only. All of our guests are welcomed in the reception and served their private locker key, where they can find fresh and clean towels, traditional peshtemals and slippers free of charge to use during their Hamam experience.
HAMAM IS GOOD FOR;
* Relieving and easing stress
* Relieving muscle tensions and stiff joints
* Boosting the immnue system
* Lymph detoxification and enhances total lymph system cleansing
* Stimulating circulation
* Balancing blood pressure
* Increasing body metabolism
* Alleviating sinus congestion due to colds, asthma, or allergies
* Keeping skin fresh
* Effectively washes toxins from the surface of tje skin as you sweat
* Improves vascular flow, enhancing oxygen, nutrient, and lymph excahnge at the cellular lever