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.
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.
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 Russian Standard vodka.