The Complete Guide to Veniks

It can truly be said that Venik is symbolic of the Russian banya. Veniks are carefully prepared bundles of leafy twigs from various trees. These are used to bring steam to the skin and massage the body during Parenie treatment. This treatment has profound therapeutic value thanks to the medicinal compounds in the Veniks. Banya […]

Good health has never been so tasty

Kombucha

Kombucha has taken the health industry by storm, quickly becoming the preferred drink of yoga enthusiasts and businessmen alike. The lightly fizzy drink is now the perfect substitute for sugary beverages. While Kombucha has become more popular, there are still a few surprising facts lurking behind those colourful labels. 1. Kombucha can help you lose […]

Daily Steam Inhalation Has Been Proven to Kill Coronavirus – TRUE or FALSE?

Banya vs Covid-19

As there has been an increasing number of discussions and rumours spreading on WhatsApp and Facebook stating that inhaling steam through the nose and mouth can help fight Covid-19, and because many of our clients have asked, we thought it would be a good time to offer our opinion on the subject. Having been in […]

All About the Russian Banya

Andrei Fomin

It’s a Russian Banya week at Pushkin House and I had an amazing opportunity to speak to “Young Pushkin” Madeleine Cuckson about my mission to bring Banya to the world. In this podcast we talk about the history of Russian banya in London – how it was brought by Jewish immigrants from Russia in 19th […]

Japan supercomputer shows humidity affects aerosol spread of coronavirus

A Japanese supercomputer showed that humidity can have a large effect on the dispersion of virus particles, pointing to heightened coronavirus contagion risks in dry, indoor conditions during the winter months. The finding suggests that the use of humidifiers may help limit infections during times when window ventilation is not possible, according to a study […]