Pictured: The Russian sauna room
Hand-crafted by a third generation
Russian stove maker
Sweat out some toxins and then relax
while watching some TV
The heat has to be contrasted with cold
to get the best benefit
You’ll notice that we’re not just any old sauna
On your first visit, we’ll take you for a tour of our spa and give you some tips on how best to enjoy everything we have to offer. Take your time to enjoy it all – your admission gives you access for the whole day.
The sauna at Downtown Banya was hand-crafted by a third generation Slavic stove maker. No expense has been spared in recreating our sacred tradition for you to enjoy. While most saunas are low heat combined with high humidity, our sauna is maintained at a natural humidity that makes the air easy to breathe and the high heat easy to bear. You’ll be able to stay longer and achieve greater benefit in our sauna than in any other. Try it for yourself – just remember: we can’t be responsible for the consequences of unexpected late-night stays due to extreme comfort and pleasure.
The air in the Wet Sauna is much more humid than in the Slavic Sauna, hence the name Wet Sauna. It is an excellent alternative to the Russian sauna but your experience will be all the more enjoyable combined.
The air inside the wet sauna has been known in many different cultures for its healing qualities. Another exciting option while in this room includes the availability of aroma therapy. A variety of different herbs may be placed on the steam stove and within minutes the room is transformed into a botanical garden. Herbs are sold in our lobby.
Expert banya fans know that heat has to be contrasted with cold to get the best benefit. That's why every proper banya needs the Cold Plunge. It might seem intimidating at first, "you want me to jump into what???", but the cold plunge is essential to getting the most of your banya experience. Following the sauna with a quick cold plunge will help your skin look fresh and improve elasticity (hear that ladies?).
On a warmer note, a Jacuzzi is also available with a flat screen plasma hanging just overhead for those of us who enjoy watching while soaking in water.
Visits to Banya make great gifts for family and friends and are the perfect treat for those who like to get steamy at the Northwest's only authentic Slavic Spa.Buy a gift card »