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].

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 - 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.

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.

Hot stone room

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.