Russian Banya
Our traditional-style Russian Banya, or sauna, offers customers the opportunity to experience what is known as “wet heat”. Usually has temperatures upwards of 200°F (90°C) with humidity at about 60-70%. The design of our Banya involves the use of a wood-burning masonry stove which heats up the stones present inside the stove itself. It is these stones which absorb, hold, and slowly release the large amounts of heat that offer an invigorating and relaxing experience. Also, the Russian Banya has a bucket of hot water with a ladle, which is used to pour the water onto the stones so as to raise the humidity of the Banya.
Finish Sauna
The traditional Finnish Sauna is in many ways similar to the Russian Sauna, but with some important distinctions: Our Finnish Sauna has temperatures upwards of 230°F (110°C), with the humidity at around 5-10%. Thus, the Finnish Sauna provides what is known as “dry heat.” The Finnish Sauna’s dry heat offers a higher temperature, but because of the much lower humidity, our customers can enjoy longer stays in this Sauna than in the Russian Banya as the temperatures of their bodies and skin will rise slower, allowing for more time to be spent lounging in the Finnish Sauna.
Finish Sauna
Steam Room
The Steam Room is very similar in purpose and in type of heat being provided as traditional Turkish Hammam saunas. It is covered entirely in tile, which is different from the wood in the Russian and Finnish Saunas in that tile does not absorb heat or moisture at all. Thus, the Steam Room is kept at a much lower temperature than our other two saunas, but at a much higher humidity. The temperature in this time-honored sauna is at about 110°F (45°C) and the humidity is at 100%. Extended stay in the Steam Room which allows for slow relaxation, while the steam causes the clearing of the sinuses. Eucalyptus oil may also be taken and poured into the steam faucet so as to open up nasal passages and clear up congestion.
Steam Room
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