I went with friends to the private Taiga banya. Really enjoyed the experience. Parenie was excellent, you feel a natural high after this thermal treatment that includes hot leaf massage followed by a plunge in a cool water pool. The resulting feeling of lightness and relaxation is incredible. I also had salt and honey scrub which left my skin feeling very soft. Between the treatments we sat together at the table and had delicious Russian food and herbal tea. We went on Monday, so received an energy boost for the week ahead. Highly recommend it!