BATH MASSEUR, ISSA SAYING: "We start with this motion on the stomach, then we move to the chest, them we move to the sides and then the neck."
Location: Najaf, Iraq
Iraqis are returning to public steam baths to get a scrub and relax
Mehdi is a regular at the ‘Popular Hammam’
one of the two only traditional bathhouses still operating in Najaf
NAJAF RESIDENT, MEHDI, SAYING: "We used to come to the bath every week, every four or five days, the masseur would massage us and scrub us."