Roman-Irish Bath/Hamam

By Hamam, one usually thinks of an Arabian steam room. Both the Greeks and the Romans had so-called sweat rooms in their bathing houses. Whether Russian-Roman, Roma-Irish or Turkish-Roman, behind this term hides a similar, uniform type of bath. A sweat bath is a room in which the air temperature is around 40-45°C and the humidity lies at around 100%. A Sauna, in contrast, has a temperature of 90-100°C and a humidity of around 5-10%. In a steam bath it is not as hot as in a sauna and not as wet as in the bath- you sit and sweat in a blissfully warm cloud.