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International Turkish Hamam Academy


Turkish Hamam-Nihat Ayçeman

Nihat Ayçeman, M.Sc.

President of Health and Natural Therapies Association Antalya/Turkiye. www.madoted.orgnayceman@hotmail.com

Turkish Hamam: Spiritual & Physical Purification

The Turkish Hamam (also known as Turkish Bath) is the Middle Eastern variant of steam bath. Hamams have played an important role in cultures of the Middle-Eastern Civilizations, serving as places of social gathering, ritual cleansing and as architectural structures, institutions, and other elements with special customs attached to them. Europeans were first introduced to the concept of the Hamam by Turks, that is why such baths are known as “Turkish Bath” throughout the world. Hamam has similar meanings in different languages. For instance; in Turkish, Arabic and Persian it means hot, bath and hot places.

The main reason why Hamams became an integral part of Ottoman culture was religion. According to the Koran, washing and pureness is not only an important, but an essential part of Islam. However, these marble temples helped create a social atmosphere, consisting of bathing, massage and chatting. Enjoying the company of friends and making business contacts were as important reasons for Hamams’ popularity as the bathing rituals.

Briefly, Hamam is described as a place for cleansing, purification  and body treatments. Hamam is not only an ordinary bath; it is also known as a center for healing events, social and cultural activities. That is why the meaning of Turkish Bath does not meet the real meaning of Hamam today. It will be accurate to use the word “Hamam” or “Turkish Hamam” instead of “Turkish Bath”.

Hamam Benefits

The benefits of Hamam have been known for thousands of years. Today, Hamams are considered an area for purifying and detoxifying the skin and body, increasing circulation, stimulating the immune system and encouraging complete physical and mental well-being.

Hamams draw upon the benefits of steam and sweat. The Hamam stands for far more than getting a leisurely bath or cleansing. First of all, Turkish Hamam has been used for purification of body, mind and it is a rite and a ritual in which the elements are harnessed for cleansing and purification of the body. Hamams are much more than just a place to cleanse the skin, they are unique places for physical and spiritual purification.

Hamams are relaxing and stress relieving. Those with muscle aches or arthritis may find that the heat relaxes muscles and relieves pain and inflammation. Asthma and allergy sufferers find that the heat dilates air passageways of the lung and facilitates breathing. Heat does not cure the common cold but may help to alleviate congestion and speed recovery time.

Hamams are worthwhile for your skin as the blood flow to the skin increases and sweating occurs. A good sweat removes dirt, dead skin and grime from pores and gives the skin a healthy glow.

Hamam is good for:

  • Relieving and easing stress
  • Relieving muscle tensions and stiff joints
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Lymph detoxification and enhances total lymph system cleansing
  • Stimulating circulation
  • Increasing body metabolism
  • Alleviating sinus congestion due to colds, asthma, or allergies
  • Keeping skin fresh
  • Effectively washes toxins from the surface of the skin as you sweat
  • Improves vascular flow, enhancing oxygen, nutrient, and lymph exchange at the cellular level

Traditional Hamam Treatments

As it is mentioned in the previous paragraphs there are so many application of Hamam. Any classification and standardization had not been made before until Nihat AYÇEMAN came up with the below classification in terms of variety of application and of effectiveness of Hamam treatments.

1-      Detoxification and Purification (Kese, Foam massage, Loofah Massage )
2-      Hamam Body Care (Clay, dry coffee, honey, herbal extracts, yogurt, olive oil)
3-      Massage Therapies (Ottoman Massage, Drainage Massage)
4-      Sound and Movement/Exercise Treatments (Water and music, breathing and exercise)

Hamam Training and Certification

People who tries to specialize in Hamam treatment have been learning how to apply Hamam treatments from ordinary experienced individuals in this field from past to present. After the importance of service management and of quality standards increased and the old methods do not meet the current requirements, new method of teaching, learning and doing services for  Hamam treatment occurred and new teaching and certification programs developed.

There was not any  Hamam training and certification programs before but  Nihat AYÇEMAN was the person whom acted as the initiator of this field after an expansive work which comes with long lasting experience in hamam, massage & natural therapies.

Nihat AYÇEMAN is the founder of professional Hamam treatments, Hamam Training and Certification programs. That is necessary for professional Hamam business. For Hamam business, project and consultation please prefer to work with professionals. Don’t hesitate to contact with us for your Hamam training and Project.

Tel: +900532 507 30 09  E-mail: nayceman@hotmail.com

Certificate and Diploma Courses

Traditional Turkish Hamam Training
Content Duration




Introduction Level

Background of
Turkish Hamam
Introduction of Turkish Hamam.
History, culture and architecture of Traditional Turkish Hamam.
2 days

 €  200


Foundation Level

Purification and Detoxification Kese (Peeling)
Köpük (Foam+Loofah) Köpük Massage
5 days
5 days Business

€  700


Intermediate Level

Body Care Body Care and Massage With Natural Prducts 5 days
5 days Business

€  800


Advanced Level

Massage Therapy Hamam Massage
Ottoman Massage
7 days
5 days Business

€  1000


Hamam Management

For Hamam Management Diploma participant must complate all levels, after that he or she has to complate training in Hamam Management for 10 days.

€  1300

Antalya- Turkey


Eligibility to all 
Class Times: 10.00am – 5.30pm 
If you intend to study this diploma, please enroll early so that you can obtain your pre-course material which contains essential background reading.
You may also have Business practical training in Turkish Hamam 


Sport, Health, Tourism-Nihat Ayçeman

Sport, Health, Tourism – All together

“Sport and health tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry”

Health Tourism (Also known as Medical tourism) refers to the act of traveling to a foreign country in order to receive health care.

Health tourism. Travel undertaken to enjoy a more salutary environment, to seek out alternative therapeutic treatments, or to visit a spa, wellness or holistic health center.

Sports Tourism is defined as a specific travel outside of the usual environment for either passive or active involvement in competitive sport where sport is the prime motivational reason for travel and the touristic or leisure element may act to reinforce the overall experience.

Sports Tourism is a multi-billion dollar business, one of the fastest growing areas of the $5.5 trillion global travel and tourism industry.

Sports tourism refers to international trips specifically taken to watch sporting events.

Common examples include international events such as:

  • World cups (soccer, rugby, cricket, etc),
  • Olympics
  • Formula 1
  • Grand Prix
  • European Champions League

Categories of Sport Events

  • Mega Events
  • Games
  • Championships
  • Tournaments
  • Training Camps
  • Development Courses
  • Conferences
  • Media events
  • Spectator Events

Understanding  Sports Tourism ?

Another definition worth noting explains sport tourism as a combination of sports activities and travel.  From a sport marketing and sport management perspective, it consists of two broad categories of products:

a) Sports participation travel (travel for the purpose of participating in a sports, recreation, leisure or fitness activity);

b) Sports spectatorial travel (travel for the purpose of spectating sports, recreation, leisure or fitness activities or events).

Sport tourism brings together sport and tourism.

While these two sectors of our society and economy have different natures, values and organizational structures, they offer tremendous partnering opportunities.

Sport is both a community activity and a major part of the entertainment industry.

At the local level, it is a social activity run primarily by volunteers, and is very much not-for-profit.

At its highest levels of performance, it is a multi-million dollar industry.

But these two very different activities are vertically integrated – there are international, national and provincial organizations to which local clubs and leagues are affiliated.

With its remarkable growth, the World Tourism Organization (WTO) recognizes that sports tourism is now an emerging market. Indeed, over the past twenty years, the interest in sport especially elite sporting events has grown at a phenomenal rate. Sports tourism events at the international, national and regional levels have a double-barreled effect – the direct effect of the attendance of the competitors and/or spectators and accompanying persons, and the indirect effect of the marketing of the destination which lead to the subsequent tourism flows. This indirect effect can be very large – most of the tourism benefits of big sporting events are expected to be of this nature.

Sports and health tourism is emerging as a key component of tourism supply. Major tourism destinations are developing tourism product concepts revolving around pleasure sports. These concepts enable destinations to stand out amongst their competitors and increasing their competitive edge in the international arena, attracting consumers who are keen on getting in touch with nature, and interacting with the community to enjoy more healthy and interactive holidays.

Sport events create opportunities for:

  • Sport system development – Increasing the infrastructure of sport facilities, officials and coaches, as well as the capacity of athletes to achieve their potential.
  • Economic development – The value of a sport as a tourism generator, as well as the potential to market the business and economic opportunities.
  • Social and community development – Such as youth development, increased fitness levels and health, community and cultural celebration.
Turkey is the major and an important player in this all rapidly growing industries. With its top quality sport events, medical, spa, wellness, and thermal facilities and five star hotel accommodations in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya and other major cities.

Antalya is the Main Popular Destination for All

The main popular and competing destination for sports tourism at the same time must be very important destination for health, recreation, leisure or fitness activity. Antalya is the unique destination which organize all together (health, sport, tourism events). National and international events, such as  training camps, tournaments, games,championships, development courses, conferences are organized for all the time.

In Turkey for all touristic events or practical purposes, show us significant relationship between health, sports and tourism. This strong relationship must to be established at either the policy or operational level.

Nihat Ayçeman,M.Sc.
President of Health & Natural Therapies Association
www.madoted.org,  nayceman@hotmail.com

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What is Wellnesss? -Nihat Ayçeman

Nihat AYÇEMAN, M.Sc.
Akdeniz University, School of Physical Education and Sport, Antalya/Turkey
President of Health & Natural Therapies Associations, Antalya/Turkey – nayceman@hotmail.com.

Wellness: What is Wellness?

The term wellness was first used by a physician named Halbert L. Dunn, who published a small booklet entitled “High Level Wellness” in 1961. In Turkish, shortly the meaning of wellness is synonimous with well-being (esenlik)”. Dr. Dunn saw wellness as a lifestyle approach for pursuing elevated states of physical and psychological well-being.

Wellness is first and foremost a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life. It begins with a conscious decision to shape a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is a mindset, a predisposition to adopt a series of key principles in varied life areas that lead to high levels of well-being and life satisfaction.

A consequence of this focus is that a wellness mindset will protect you against temptations to blame someone else, make excuses, shirk accountability, whine in the face of adversity. Wellness is an alternative to dependency on doctors and drugs, to complacency, to mediocrity and to self-pity, boredom and slothfulness.

  • Wellness is a choice, a decision you make to move toward optimal health. Wellness  is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. 
  • Wellness is a way of life, a lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for  well-being.
  • Wellness is a process, isn’t just not being sick. A developing awareness that there is no end point, but that health and happiness are possible in each moment, here and now. Wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth. 
  • Wellness is the integration of the body, mind, and spirit, the appreciation that everything you do, and think, and feel, and believe has an impact on your state of health. 
  • Wellness is the loving acceptance and appropriate of yourself.

As mentioned abov, wellness is the integration of mind, body and spirit. Optimal wellness allows us to achieve our goals and find meaning and purpose in our lives. Wellness combines seven dimensions of well-being into a quality way of living. Overall, wellness is the ability to live life to the fullest and to maximize personal potential in a variety of ways.

Wellness involves continually learning and making changes to enhance your state of wellness. When we balance the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual, and environmental aspects of life, we achieve true wellness. We need more different dimentions for more understanding wellness.

Dimensions of Wellness

There are many interrelated dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, and environmental. Each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health. There are six dimensions for wellness:

Physical Wellness
A healthy body maintained by good nutrition, regular exercise, avoiding harmful habits, making informed and responsible decisions about health, and seeking medical assistance when necessary. To remain well, physical wellness requires that you take steps to protect your physical health by eating well, getting plenty of exercise, maintaining a proper weight, getting enough sleep, avoiding risky sexual behavior, and restricting intake of harmful substances.

Intellectual Wellness
Intellectual well-being involves ongoing education and expanding your awareness of the world around you. Learning new things such as an exercise routine or a new recipe can also be intellectually stimulating. Discussing new ideas with people from different cultures and backgrounds helps us advance in all aspects of life. This dimension of wellness implies that you can apply the things you have learned, that you create opportunities to learn more and that you engage your mind in lively interaction with the world around you.

Emotional Wellness
Emotional wellness can be defined as an awareness and acceptance of a wide range of feelings in one’s self and others. The ability to understand your own feelings, accept your limitations, achieve emotional stability, and become more comfortable with your emotions. It is taking responsibility for your own behavior and responding to challenges as opportunities. An emotionally well person is self-aware and self-accepting while continuing to develop as a person. Emotional wellness is the ability to form interdependent relationships based on mutual commitment, trust, honesty, and respect.

Social Wellness
The ability to relate well to others, both within and outside the family unit. Social wellness gives us the ease and confidence to be outgoing, friendly and affectionate towards others. It involves not only a concern for the individual, but also an interest in humanity and the environment as a whole. It includes promoting a healthy living environment, encouraging effective communication and mutual respect among community members, and seeking positive interdependent relationships with others. It is being a person for others and allowing others to care for you. It is also recognizing the need for leisure and recreation and udgeting time for those activities.

Spiritual Wellness
The sense that life is meaningful and has a purpose; the ethics, values and morals that guide us and give meaning and direction to life. Spiritual wellness is a search for meaning and purpose in human existence leading you to strive for a state of harmony with yourself and others while working to balance inner needs with the rest of the world. Spiritual wellness encourages a lifelong development of a personal relationship with a Higher Power in the Universe. Inner peace is also important in dealing with life changes, challenges and the present moment. Spiritual Wellness is the evaluation of personal beliefs. The person has pray
freedom and able to in anywhere.

Environmental Wellness
The capability to live in a clean and safe environment that is not detrimental to health. To enjoy environmental wellness, we require clean air, pure water, quality food, adequate shelter, satisfactory work conditions, personal safety, and healthy relationships.

Wellness activities and treatments

  • Natural life and it’s philosopy
  • Fitotherapy and aromatheraphy
  • Turkish Hamam Treatments
  • Natural foods, diet and weight management
  • Massage, natural and traditional therapies
  • Beauty and skin care
  • Exercise and physical activities
  • Rekreational sports and leisure activities
  • Tai Chi, Qi gong, yoga and meditation
  • Worship and pray
  • Folk dances, social and cultural activities

Where we can find wellness activities?

  • Recreational parks and centers
  • Resorts and holiday villages
  • Wellness and fitness centers
  • Spa and beauty centers
  • Rehabilitation and therapy centers
  • Natural and healty life gardens
  • Thermal and hot spring resorts
  • Turkish Hamam Complexes
  • Traditional bazzars, festival and conventional centers

In conclusion we have to know that health or wellness is a combination of physical, emotional, social, intelectual, environmental and spiritual well-being. Wellness has a large range of activities that we can not find in only one center. Some centers try to give some wellness treatments or activities. Wellness is a lifestyle. There is no end for wellness activities and it is not small to be named as deficient center. In this way maybe you need a guide, trainer, therapist, instruction, management or training.

We suggest you to lead wellness or healthy lifestyles through health life training or natural life and natural treatments.

Antalya – tranining and travel.


Antalya: with a history dating back to 133 BC and a name meaning “Home of Attalos” referring to the founder of the city Attalos, is a peaceful city situated at the slopes of the Taurus Mountains rich in scenic beauties and historical monuments. Antalya which can be visited any season, can be visited any season, is an indispensable touristic destination particularly during the summer. This “blue” city enchants its guests with its beautiful beaches and has the longest coastline in Turkey.The most striking feature of Antalya are the terrific palm trees of the city which cool you with their shade and accompany you with their breeze on your way. Common in Antalya and adorning the city, palm trees are a sign of the mild Mediterranean climate of the city. Hot and dry during the summer and mild and rainy during the winter the city always gives the feeling of a warm home.Known as “paradise on earth,” you will get carried away by the splendor of the stage of Aspenodos, the oldest antique theater of Africa and Asia, and behold the glorious stream of the world famous Manavgat waterfall.The magnificent facilities in the city offer opportunities for many sports. Especially in a city famous for its golf it is only a matter of time that balls find their target.Antalya, one of the leading tourism destinations of Turkey, with its ever growing potential and excellent nature invites its guests for an unforgettable holiday.

Natural Health & Natural Therapies – Nihat ayçeman



Natural Health
“Natural health is a reflective self-care system of natural therapies that builds and restores health by working with the natural recuperative powers of the human body.”
Natural Therapy
“Natural therapy is the treatment method, used by advocates of natural health, which is a form of alternative medicine.” Natural therapy is not only a treatment but also a life choice or a way of life.
Natural health can be achieved by natural therapies and natural lifestyle. Natural therapy is most important way to natural life and natural health.
There is an endless list for natural therapies. Natural therapies are within Complementary or Alternative medicine. Naturopathic medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, massage therapy, chiropractic medicine, acupuncture, ayurvedik medicine, healing touch, structural integration, art therapy, music therapy, colour theray, music therapy, light therapy, reiki, thermal therapy, spa, hamam therapy, spititual therapy and an infinite number of others…
Natural therapies have many things in common. Natural therapies stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself and are gentle with little to no side effects. They address the root cause of illness rather than suppress symptoms. Finally, natural therapies offer the largest contribution to the prevention of illness and disease in the healthcare arena.
Most importantly, whatever works for you is always best, be it aromatherapy or a gentle manual manoeuvre. No one natural therapy works well for everyone because we are all unique in our own way. First of all discover your own unique way of responding and healing and determine what natural therapy or combination of natural therapies work best for you.

A therapy can be classified as a natural therapy, provided:
1. The therapy is mode of action exists in the physical realm of existence.
2. The therapy can be physically measured or detected.
3. The therapy is targeted either at health, illness, and/or healing.
4. The therapy is slow acting, simple and inexpensive.
5. The therapy is under the control of the individual.
6. The therapy is safety, no any side effect

Sample Natural Therapies:

  • Particular lifestyle
  • Eating natural whole foods
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Physical exercise
  • Body and mind therapies
  • Turkish Hamam Therapies
  • Spiritual aktivities
  • Stress management

For more understanding of Natural Health and Natural Therapies, also we need to understand Complementary medicine, Dietary supplement, Exercise, Lifestyle, Lifestyle diseases, Stress management, Meditation, Spirituality, Natural Health, Natural medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, Wellness, Spa, Turkish Hamam, Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan and Massage.

Training and Consultancy
Nihat AYÇEMAN, M.Sc.
Akdeniz University, School of Physical Education and Sport. Antalya/Turkey
President of Health & Natural Therapies Assonciation. Antalya/Turkey. www.madoted.org