Tag Archives: Russian Banya

“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 […]

Have you tried our delicious and super healthy borsch?

Borsch soup

Borsch is a perfectly balanced soup in traditional cuisine. It combines vitamins and minerals, organic acids and enzymes, folic and pantothenic acids, and mineral salts and carotenoids, and the ratio of proteins, carbohydrates and fats is close to ideal. The mix of vegetables is rich in fibre and acts as an excellent sorbent, gently removing […]

Dos & Don’ts at Banya No.1

Beat Stress in 3 Hours

To enable you to obtain maximum benefit from your session in the steam room, we have compiled a list of dos and don’ts to ensure you have a relaxing and safe time. Dos Here is a range of recommendations that will enhance your visit: Do dress appropriately Before entering the steam room, we advise you […]

Benefits of banya’s tree twigs


Tree twigs massage, also called Parenie, is an essential ritual of the Russian banya. Although some of our clients have described this treatment as “torture”, they soon come to realise that Parenie can help them achieve complete bliss throughout their whole body. It increases blood flow, improves the metabolism and opens the skin pores. As […]

How can banya help us beat stress and anxiety?

Beat Stress in 3 Hours

Let’s face it, we are all living hectic lives, and every day we face the prospect of experiencing anxiety and mental and physical stress. You may be wondering what any of this has to do with banya. Well, recent research has found that banya and hot steam can have a positive effect on the nervous […]