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Children and the banya

Children and the banya

Are you wondering whether you can bring your children to the banya? Well, this article offers some tips and recommendations on how to introduce the banya to the younger generation. In fact, there are no strict conditions regarding the age at which children can be brought to the banya. Nevertheless, most paediatricians believe that a […]

“Enjoy your Bath” or “S lyogkim parom”

S lyogkim parom

According to Russian tradition, on every visit to the banya people should say “S lyogkim parom”. The literal translation of this phrase is “with light steam”, but in reality people are telling each other to enjoy their bath session. Since ancient times the Russian bathhouse has been considered the place to cleanse the body and […]

Tips for your visit to Banya No.1

Banya FAQ

As a Russian banya is a unique experience for many people, we have decided to run through the most frequently asked questions to explain how it works. Why do I need to wear a hat inside the steam room? Steam and high temperatures are good for the body, but not for the vessels inside the […]

A list of a few dos and don’ts

Morning steam at Banya No.1

Do: get naked People generally strip off to use banya. While this may seem a little odd or confronting for people coming from countries where public bathing and steam rooms aren’t really a thing, it would be more strange for you to wear a swimsuit than to not wear one. In Banya No.1 we suggest […]