Black Coffee, Black Sea – better than your average Turkish hamam.

Black Coffee, Black Sea – better than your average Turkish hamam.

On the Black Sea coast of Turkey, coffee scrubs can be found in some traditional hamams. The effects are exhilarating and worth the effort of getting there

The practice of therapeutic bathing (balneotherapy) in the Turkish and Black Sea region is colourful and well-entrenched. This area has been home to the Pontic Kings, then the Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans – each bringing their own traditional knowledge to the art of bodycare

Whilst a Black Sea coffee scrub sounds exotic, it does beg the question: Is coffee good for your skin? We went on a wellbeing adventure to find out

Amasya – Healing by Sound & Stars

Amasya – Healing by Sound & Stars

Known as “The City of Princes”, Amasya is a beautiful town with ancient origins, straddling the banks of the Yeşilırmak river in the Black Sea region of Turkey.
Set within a natural amphitheatre, the town has made great use of its natural advantages, built between imposing cliff faces that bear the markings of its Hittite, Greek and Ottoman heritage. Continually occupied for over 7500 years, Amasya is rich in history and tradition.

Travel and Wellbeing: Nisyros

Travel and Wellbeing: Nisyros

We visited the iconic volcanic baths of Loutra, Nisyros for a great travel and wellbeing experience…
They say sometimes all you need to do is take the plunge. Jumping on a ferry from the nearby island of Kos, we decided to make trip to Nisyros to find out more about its iconic volcano and famed therapeutic effects.