Traditions of Russian Banya

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  • Wear a felt hat to protect your head from overheating
  • Spend no more than 5-10 minutes in parnaya (steam room) to begin with
  • Cool down in the lounge area for about 15 minutes and re-hydrate with some herbal tea
  • Back to parnaya for a detoxifying honey & sea salt scrub, which will melt deep into your pores under the heat of the steam room. Next comes stress relieving parenie with veniki
  • Now plunge into cold water for a buzz like no other
  • Repeat the process as desired
  • Have a massage or enjoy a relaxing wash on a warm hammam stone
  • Relax in the lounge and enjoy some freshly squeezed juice or cranberry mors and blini or crayfish with beer

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