Banya No.1 – Chiswick facilities: authentic russian steam sauna, icy plunge pool, hot stone and treatment rooms, private lounge Karelia, bucket showers, and a fully licensed lounge bar with traditional food & drinks [herbal teas, honey, pancakes and beer to name a few].

Chiswick - steam room

Traditional Steam Room

A russian banya generates superheated steam as water is splashed onto a tonne of cast iron heated to 700°C inside an authentic brick furnace.  Although the banya’s temperature (70°C) is lower than in a sauna the high levels of superheated steam cause the body to sweat profusely and then detoxify.

Icy plunge pool

The plunge pool is a chilling 7-10°C which counteracts the heat of the steam room. Close your eyes, breathe in, pull the rope and you are drenched in ice-cold water. The sudden change of temperature has a highly beneficial effect on the body – toxins are released, and a feeling of relief and tingling lightness follows shortly afterwards.

Chiswick bucket showers

Bucket Showers

Alternatively Icy plunge pool there are wall mounted and plumbed-in oak buckets full of fresh water. The sudden change of temperature has a highly beneficial effect on the body.

Chiswick hot stone

Hot Stone Room

Allow yourself some time for a siberian body wash, an exfoliating natural honey & salt or coffee scrub​, full body mud wrap or aloe vera full body & hair mask.

Massage Room

Experience a range of massage treatments including russian, deep tissue, remedial or reflexology​. A russian massage relaxes the muscles. Massage therapists use a combination of kneading, stroking, rubbing and vibration techniques. The focus is on parts of the body that experience or cause pain.

Rest & Relaxation area

For your enjoyment, the cosy rest area is furnished with comfortable booths. Here you can relax with friends and enjoy freshly-made herbal tea to complete your experience. Traditional russian food and drinks are served. You can finish it off with a cold beer and crayfish or a shot of vodka.