Monthly Archives: September 2013

How to spend it. Financial Times

Financial Times Banya review

Americans repurify in a sweat lodge. The Turkish make it a social affair in the hammam, whereas Celts favour a vapour bath. But in Russia, one can find merry banter, nakedness and the ritualistic flicking of birch branches in the steamy environs of a banya. I’ve never tried the latter, but luckily for me, the first […]

Russian Banya Spa Treatment Poised To Become 2013 Health And Wellness Trend

Russian Banya Spa Treatment Poised To Become 2013 Health And Wellness Trend

If the idea of being thwacked by branches and leaves as part of your spa treatment doesn’t scare you, consider signing up for the latest spa trend inspired by a thousand-year-old tradition out of Russia. According to trendspotters at Condé Nast Traveller UK, after Ayurvedic and Turkish baths, Russian banyas are poised to be the next […]

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