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’.

This means that as long as you are paying careful attention to your recovery after training, you shouldn’t feel any pain at all. Recovery activities include stretching before and after your session, massage, stress management, and a good night’s sleep. But the secret known by all professional sportspeople is … the banya!

Parenie - steam room

The heat in a banya raises your body temperature, dilates your blood vessels and increases your blood circulation. This in turn speeds up the body’s natural healing process, thereby reducing muscle tension and eliminating lactic acid which causes the pain in the first place.

Moreover, a banya has been proven to precipitate an increase in oxygen consumption and red blood cell production, and therefore enhanced cardiovascular performance and endurance, taking your training to a whole new level.

Remember, the complete banya experience is not just about the steam room, it is also about splashing yourself with cold water or jumping into the cold plunge pool between visits. This encourages your body to produce heat shock proteins that are very helpful for muscle growth, preventing muscle catabolism and weight loss.

Cold plunge pool

Numerous athletes have attested to the fact that regular visits to a banya helped them increase their training volume and intensity, allowing them to train harder, feel better and perform to a higher standard. In fact, many of them even visit a banya on a daily basis.

Why not visit us at Banya No.1 after your training session and experience Russia’s oldest and most popular wellness traditions? We can guarantee that this ‘best kept secret’ will prevent any muscle aches you may have and leave you feeling relaxed and stress-free.

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