Turkish Hammam Questions at the Monaco Spa Event
- Published: Friday, January 26th 2007
- in Living Well
The Monaco Spa Event drew an international group of speakers and attendees. I had the privilege of sitting down and having a very nice conversation with Mehmet Kabas, who is chairman of the board of a company in
Mehmet’s answer? Both are correct. The Arabic spelling is “hammam” and the Turkish spelling is “hamam”. The larger Arabic hammam came first and was usually used for hours at a time. The smaller Turkish hamam is proportioned for shorter baths (about 90 minutes).
More interesting tidbits about the Turkish hamam tomorrow!