Russian banya experience. For centuries 'Banya' (sauna) was an essential part of living in Russia. All people from Tsars to peasants not only washed there, but used it for religious ceremonies, to heal when they get sick, women gave birth there. Spend a day in one of Russian saunas, especially it's great in winter time, when you sweat in a steam room and after have bath in an ice pool, enjoy birch leaves ('venik') massage and struggle with the heat. But after all, walking out of the banya, feeling yourself ten years younger with the skin soft and smooth like baby's, you will promise to come back.