Banya Visit Tips

How banya can help recovery after exercise

Oxidation and how banya can help recovery after exercise We spoke to the leading banya master and world champion of parenie, Vladas Jokubauskas, about the benefits of using the banya after working out or going to the gym and this is what he had to say. Oxidation is one of the reasons for the...

Banya and Mental health

  Sigmund Freud is sitting half naked on a bench with his legs crossed, his middle covered by a checked towel, while his friend Carl Gustav Jung has a towel slung over his shoulders and sits on a step a few meters away.  Both men are relaxing on the porch of what looks like a simple,...

Why should you wear the hat in Banya?

Hats have gone out of fashion in most places and aside from weddings it’s rare to see many people wearing one. There is one place however where they are still an essential accessory and that is in the banya when you are in the steam room itself. Why you should wear a hat in banya? The reason you...

The Banya Can Change Your Life

For past generations It’s a Wonderful Life was the classic Christmas movie, whereas now it might be Home Alone or Love Actually.

The History of the Banya

Before there was Russia, there was the banya. It existed before the emergence of the early Russian state, survived the Mongol invasion, persisted as Moscow united the Russian lands

Steam and Heat: Health Benefits of Banya

Do you know how exposure to steam and heat affect the human body and can benefit you during the cold and flu season? Are you aware of the health benefits of a visit to the banya? Read on to find out more.

Rituals of the Russian Banya: the Venik

In the 12th century, the Apostle Andrew visited what was to become Russia and discovered the bizarre bathing practices of the locals: “I noticed their wooden bathhouses.