What’s the next big, must-have spa treatment? According to experts at Conde Nast Traveller UK, it’s the Russian banya spa treatment. A traditional Russian banya experience brings together extreme elements to create a thoroughly exhilarating experience. A banya involves a wet, rich sauna soak, then a light body thwacking with birch leaves finished off with a cold water experience (a plunge into a freezing pool, a rolling through snow, etc).
According to experts and fans, a Russian banya treatment is not only invigorating, it offers up various health benefits including lower blood pressure, improved circulation, thorough skin cleansing, overall detoxification and an improved immune system.
Interested in trying out a Russian style banya? The treatment is available across North America at various spas and traditional bathhouses.