In the beginning there is the sweating and relaxing
Dressed in a bikinislip/swimming trunk accessorily shrouded in a Pestemal (cloth) you enter the bath. At first you take a seat at a free marble water basin. The water from the marble basin (Kurna) will be poured over your body with copper dishes whilst seated. Rinsed from tip to toe with warm water you lie down on a heated marble pedestal (Göbektasi). This way through the warmth the muscles are eased and the main pores open up. The wet cloth you are wearing prevents the body from undercooling and overheating the whole time.