Anna Ohanjanyan (Google)
Having been to a few upscale spas, I have to confess, Banya is my favourite place to relax. I say relax, but be prepared to put your body through a serious workout with the sauna, the plunge pool and Parenie (which means being flogged with a bunch of fresh eucalyptus and oak leaves by Russian dudes inside the sauna). You will feel pleasantly and utterly exhausted by the end of it and like a brand new person the next day. Well worth it! And for extra health benefits, make sure to order the sea buckthorn tea!