A Hammam is the Middle Eastern variant of a steam bath, sauna or Roman bath. There are 3 stages of a Hammam; it starts in a relaxation room (known as the warm room) that is heated by a continuous flow of hot, dry air, allowing the bather to perspire freely. Then you move to an even hotter room (known as the hot room) before you wash in cold water. Then you receive a full body wash and massage, before finally retiring to the cooling-room for a period of relaxation. It such a great and relaxing experience.