Monthly Archives: August 2017

BANYA NO.1 – LONDON’S RUSSIAN SPA

Banya No.1 London

Banya No.1 is a traditional Russian spa, located on Micawber Street, a 5 minute walk from Old Street tube station. RBJ and I were invited by Banya No.1 to enjoy an afternoon at the spa, accompanied by a traditional “parenie” and scrub treatment. Having never been to a banya before, I had no idea what […]

Why eating after Banya is important?

Although a banya, hammam, steam room and sauna each have their own characteristics, the outcome is nearly always the same: sweating

Although a banya, hammam, steam room and sauna each have their own characteristics, the outcome is nearly always the same: sweating. However, there is no need to be alarmed because in fact sweating is beneficial; indeed, it is the body’s inbuilt way of keeping us cool. Of course, we have not yet developed a way […]