Banya No.1 – Chiswick facilities: authentic 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 traditional 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

Additionally to the 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 deep tissue, remedial or reflexology​. 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

Alternate between very hot steam sauna and the cosy rest area which is furnished with comfortable booths. Here you can relax with friends and enjoy freshly-made herbal tea to complete your experience. Food and drinks are served to keep your hydration and electrolyte balance. You can finish it off with a cold beer and crayfish or a shot of vodka.