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How to Disinfect your Body

Siberian Body Wash

During this challenging period when hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial soaps are all sold out, we can offer you Siberian Body Wash treatment that can actually disinfect your body. Siberian Body Wash – the treatment where fragrant bundles of birch twigs are used for a deep, exfoliating treatment. The silky bubble wash removes the dead skin […]

Fitness Benefits of a Banya

Parenie - steam room

Can you recall the feeling of your muscles aching after physical exercise? Whether you are a professional athlete or simply a casual gym-goer, you will have definitely experienced this sensation. While many people believe that this type of pain is completely normal and is caused by overtraining, it is in fact a result of ‘under-recovery’. […]

Healthy is the new Happy

Morning steam at Banya No.1

For many of us, a hard-working week always ends with a relaxing Friday night drink. In fact, from a biological perspective, this is a very reasonable way of winding down; we are usually tired and full of stress, and alcohol helps the blood vessels dilate which in turn makes us more relaxed and happy. However, […]

Save Water – Drink Beer!

Beer at Banya No.1

It is a well-known fact that beer is a drink that is enjoyed all over the world. Well, Russia is no exception as it is the second most popular alcoholic beverage after vodka. The history of beer in Russia dates back almost 2,000 years to the Ancient Slavs. Surprisingly, in their language, ‘pivo’ (beer) and […]

Spring is Coming… with Russian Maslenitsa

Pancakes with red caviar

Between 24th February and 1st March 2020, Russians celebrate Maslenitsa or Pancake Week, a holiday that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Maslenitsa has been observed since the Ancient Slav times when, due to their pagan rituals, it was essential to say ‘goodbye’ to the winter. Initially, it was celebrated at […]