Have you tried our mud treatments?

No visit to Banya No.1 would be complete without trying our mud face mask and full body mud wrap! As these treatments use mud originating from the Dead Sea, you will soon feel the benefit of its high levels of minerals and the unique combination of organic components. Calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium and many […]

Differences between the Russian banya and Japanese baths

A visit to the steam room is a traditional ritual that has been a part of different cultures and national customs since time immemorial. It has long been recognised that this type of bathing ritual strengthens the immune system, improves the cardiovascular system, speeds up the metabolism, removes toxins and rejuvenates the skin. In fact, […]

Children and the banya

Children and the banya

Are you wondering whether you can bring your children to the banya? Well, this article offers some tips and recommendations on how to introduce the banya to the younger generation. In fact, there are no strict conditions regarding the age at which children can be brought to the banya. Nevertheless, most paediatricians believe that a […]

“Enjoy your Bath” or “S lyogkim parom”

S lyogkim parom

According to Russian tradition, on every visit to the banya people should say “S lyogkim parom”. The literal translation of this phrase is “with light steam”, but in reality people are telling each other to enjoy their bath session. Since ancient times the Russian bathhouse has been considered the place to cleanse the body and […]

Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is widely known as a medicinal and healing plant. According to legend, the ancient Egyptians added its juice to the pharaohs’ drinks as they believed this would lead to immortality. Aloe vera also became popular during the Greco-Roman period as soldiers believed in its healing power and took the plant with them on […]