Health Benefits of Banya
See why sweating and health are virtually synonymous in Russia.

Skin – Your Body’s Armor
How the banya aids in glowing, healthy skin.

Preparing for Your Visit
All you need is a swimsuit and an appetite for pleasure, we’ll provide the rest.

Bath Like a Pro
If you want to get the most out of banya you need to know the secrets of sweating.

Venik 101
Every Slavic sauna fan  knows that the venik is an essential part of banya.

Forget Your Hat?
Banya without a hat is like apple pie without ice cream.

History of Banya

Here’s a bit o’ banya history.

What is the difference between a Spa and a Sauna?

When most people think of a spa, they envision a place where they can go to get massages, facials, and other forms of relaxation. A sauna, on the other hand, is typically thought of as a place where people go to sweat out toxins and cleanse their skin. So, what is the difference between a spa and a sauna?

Well, the main difference is that a spa is typically used for relaxation, while a sauna is used for detoxification. Spas often have massage therapists on staff who can give you a relaxing massage, and they also usually have estheticians who can give you facials and other treatments. A sauna, on the other hand, is simply a room that is heated to a very high temperature, typically between 150 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

While a sauna can be used for relaxation, its primary purpose is to make you sweat so that you can detoxify your body. The heat of the sauna opens up your pores and allows your body to sweat out toxins. Many people also find that the sauna can help to improve their circulation and respiratory system.

If you are looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate, then a spa is probably the better option for you. However, if you are looking for a place to detoxify your body, then a sauna is likely the better choice.

Welcome to visit Downtown Banya